10 Celebrities who have written books

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes: Television writer (Greys Anatomy, Scandal), Shonda Rhimes shares how saying YES changed her life. With three children and, three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was too busy, but really she was afraid. When Shonda’s sister one day states, “You never say yes to anything,” Shonda decides to confront her fears and commits to a year-long journey of saying yes.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler: In Amy Poehler’s 2014 memoir, Amy recounts her life and career with her signature sense of humour and provides a few memorable quotes along the way.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling: Mindy Kaling’s self-assured and quirky humour makes from an ideal imaginary best friend. Her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, is a collection of chatty listicles and essays on topics such as women in romantic comedies, responsibilities of best friends, and that time she impersonated Ben Affleck.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari: Stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari explores modern dating by teaming up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Together, with Aziz’s unique humour and social data from people dating in today’s world, Moden Romance gives readers an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Bossypants by Tina Fey: Bossypants tells the story of Tina Fey before she was, “Liz Lemon” on 30 Rock. From her ‘nerd’ days, to her stint on Saturday Night Live, from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, Tina Fey reveals it all.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick:  Anna’s memoir includes short autobiographical essays that document her rise to stardom, dating experiments, her struggles to live like an adult woman instead of a “man-child” and the time she had to review a binder full of butt doubles. Anna’s humour shines through on the page with her sharp and eccentric voice.

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham: Lauren Graham’s second book is a selection of personal essays where Lauren reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood. She talks candidly about the challenges of being single in Hollywood and how strangers would ask her family if she had found someone yet. For Gilmore Girls fans, Lauren shares behind-the-scenes images from the set of the show and documents her thoughts while rewatching the beloved series.

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore: Drew Barrymore writes a series of funny and insightful essays in her memoir, Wildflower, touching on various points in her life. From living on her own for the first time, growing up in the spotlight, having children in Hollywood, her first encounters with Steven Spielberg, Adam Sandler and Cameron Diaz, and most importantly, what has led to her living a happy and healthy life.

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart: Comedian Kevin Hart shares inspiring life stories and advice in his memoir that touches on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself.
“Though people say to live in the moment, each moment leads to other moments. So treat each moment like a seed, and care for it so that something beautiful can grow from it. That Ray kid you joked around with when he was just starting out may become a studio head 10 years later, and will remember that you noticed him and treated him special.”

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins: Unfiltered is a range of essays written by actress Lily Collins (Love Rosie, The Blind Side) which touches on everything young women struggle with; body image, self-confidence, relationships and family.  A hilarious and heartbreaking read about claiming your own voice and living life unfiltered.

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