Nine New Inspiring (And Tea-Spilling) Celebrity Memoirs
The road to fame is often a bumpy one and the bumps don't always smooth out after professional success. Filled with vulnerability and personal truths, these memoirs by entertainers who've lived in the spotlight highlight the authors' inner struggles as they've faced loss, change, and doubt. The heaviness of many of their stories are countered by insider stories and amusing anecdotes from La-La Land.
by Viola Davis
The critically acclaimed film, television, and theater actress presents an inspiring and deeply honest story of her life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her current hard-won success. "In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever."
Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays
by Minnie Driver
In an intimate collection, the beloved actor and natural-born storyteller chronicles her unconventional career path, navigating the depths of failure, fighting for success, discovering the wonder and challenge of motherhood, and wading through immeasurable grief.
I Was Better Last Night
by Harvey Fierstein
A revealing, poignant, and hilarious memoir from the cultural icon, gay rights activist, and four-time Tony Award winner. Fierstein's stellar career has taken him from Broadway to Hollywood and back. But while he is widely known as one of today's most peerless performers, Harvey has never shared his own story until now.
We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story
by Simu Liu
The star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, in this candid, inspiring and relatable memoir, tells his own origin story of how he embarked on a journey that took him far outside of his comfort zone into the world of show business.
Out of the Corner: A Memoir
by Jennifer Grey
The star of the iconic movie Dirty Dancing richly evokes the places and times that defined a nation, looks back on her unbridled romantic adventures in Hollywood, shares the fallout from a plastic surgery procedure that negatively impacted her career and reveals how she took her life back.
Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation
by Hannah Gadsby
A multi-award-winning comedian takes readers through the defining moments in her life that led to the creation of Nanette and her powerful decision to tell the truth—no matter the cost.
Hello, Molly! A Memoir
by Molly Shannon
The actress looks back on losing her mother, sister, and cousin in a car accident with her father at the wheel as well as her days as a beloved Saturday Night Live cast member.
Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up
by Selma Blair
The celebrated Hollywood actress and model, in this original, intelligent, and wise memoir, lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, the moments she had flirted with death and how she found surprising salvation in her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Enough Already: Learning To Love the Way I Am Today
by Valeri Bertinelli
Valerie Bertinelli shares an inspiring blueprint that offers women in midlife support and hope. She shares personal stories that many women will relate to from her past decade: hitting her fifties, taking care of her dying mother, the evolving relationship with her husband, a career change, her relationship with food, and the battle to believe in herself as she is.
Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.