Celebrity Author Boom: 15 New Books by the Famous and the Infamous

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It’s not enough to be talented at acting or singing or dancing. These days, celebrities  adding a new skill to their repertoire: writing. Celebriity books offer another way into the lives of the famous and the infamous, giving us a better understanding of where they came from and how fame affects them, personally.

This year, there are some awesome new celebrity reads on the horizon, including tell-all memoirs, creative guides, novels and more. Whether it’s memoir, novel or humor, we love when our favorite stars spill the tea and put out a new book. Here are 15 new releases by celebrity authors we can’t wait to get our hands on:

Brave, Rose McGowan

The outspoken actress has never been afraid to speak her mind, which is why we’re so ready for her honest and poignant memoir, out January 30th.

Creative Quest, Questlove

The co-founder of the Roots has a resume a mile long as a drummer, a DJ, a writer, a designer and more. His latest book is a guide to living your best creative life, out April 24th.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness, Christine Lahti

Actress and director Lahti has been working in movies and television for years. Her memoir, coming April 3rd, is a feminist-driven essay collection about her life.

Single State of Mind, Andi Dorfman

We’re clearly jazzed about this book – we picked it for our perfect 2018 library! The star of The Bachelorette returns with another candid and honest look at her dating life.

Unmasked, Andrew Lloyd Webber

 The icon of musical theater is baring it all in his new memoir, out March 6th.

The President is Missing, Bill Clinton & James Patterson

You heard it right – former president Clinton and powerhouse author Patterson are teaming up for this fast-paced political thriller, to be published June 4th.

Any Man, Amber Tamblyn

There’s no cover yet for Tamblyn’s debut (out July 3rd), but you can trust that we’ll be first in line for the first novel by the actress, poet, and outspoken proponent of women’s rights.

How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People, D.L. Hughley

Already a New York Times bestselling author, comedian Hughley returns with a helpful satirical guide aimed at tackling race relations in our current political climate. Out June 26th!

Everybody is Awful (Except You!), Jim Florentine

Standup comedian and TV host Florentine gives readers an intimate (and hilarious) look into his mind, complete with rants about the Internet, facts about his life, and why exactly everybody is awful. Except for you, of course. Out February 20th.

Unseen, Reggie Yates

Perhaps best known for his role of Leo Jones on Doctor Who, the English actor is also a DJ, a TV host, a documentarian and an activist. Unseen, out February 27th, is an exploration of Yates’ work on documentary films as well as a candid look at his life so far.

Well, That Escalated Quickly, Franchesca Ramsey

Calling herself an ‘accidental activist,’ Ramsey, star of MTV’s Decoded, discusses the events that brought her to this point and what it means to have those tough conversations in her new essay collection, out May 22nd.

I’ll Never Change my Name, Valentin Chmerkovskiy

The ballroom dancing champion and star of Dancing with the Stars offers readers an inside look at his life growing up in the Ukraine and the events that led to his international fame. Out March 6th.

Pretty Mess, Erika Jayne

From singing to dancing to marriage to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Jayne has led a pretty interesting – and sometimes controversial – life. Her tell-all memoir, Pretty Mess, will be published on March 20th.

Gator: My Life in Pinstripes, Ron Guidry (with Andrew Beaton)

Baseball fans will be dying to get their hands on this memoir by famed Yankees pitcher, Guidry, also known as ‘Gator,’ or ‘Louisiana Lightning.’ Recounting the intense ups-and-down of his years as a professional player, Gator will be available March 20th.

Crazy is My Superpower, A.J. Mendez

As a former WWE superstar, Mendez knows her way around the ring. But her struggles go deeper than that, as she bravely reveals in her new memoir, out April 3rd.

 

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