2018 has seen the release of some excellent celebrity memoirs.
They allow us a glimpse into the thought processes and behind the scenes of some of music and movies biggest stars.
Here are 10 celebrity memoirs hitting the best sellers lists this year:
Academy award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world. She infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. I am pretty excited to read this one having seen so many great pics on Instagram! Reese’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” Reese’s southern heritage forms her whole life. And she loves sharing the joys of southern living.
Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. She has established herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls around the world. And dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives. In her memoir, Michelle Obama invites people into her world. Both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it. Warm, wise and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance. One who has steadily defied expectations and inspired us to do the same.
With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades. Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career. And now his 85th year. He knows what success takes–he’s made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. With brilliant new insight into his life and work. And showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling. Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.
The beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town. And became the breakout star on Instagram stories. Busy Philipps’s autobiographical book offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From film to television to Instagram, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.
One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time. Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer. With all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes. That is the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood. And deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships.
Justin Timberlake combines an intimate, collection of anecdotes, reflections, and observations on his life and work. With candid photographs from his personal archives from his early years to the present day. In locations around the world, both on and off the stage. Justin discusses his very early love of music and inspiration behind many of his songs and albums. He talks about his songwriting process, offering the back story to many of his hits. Speaking candidly about fatherhood, family, close relationships, struggles. And his search to find an inner calm and strength.
The world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul. Whose sage outlook also created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs. Illustrating the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out. That is RuPaul’s secret for success. Not only in show business but in all aspects of life.
The long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend. Sets the record straight about her illustrious career. And complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. Tina candidly examines her personal history. From her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman. This gorgeously wrought memoir maybe as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.
David Lynch – co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive – opens up. About a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way. The struggles he has faced – sometimes successful, sometimes not – to bring his projects to fruition. Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch’s own reflections on his life.
The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen. Named a Fall Read by Esquire, The Washington Post, TIME and Vanity Fair. Cohen was a revered poet and musician. His fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits. The Flame offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist.