70 celebrities who published a best-seller

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January 16, 2019
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70 celebrities who published a best-seller

Did you know that Carly Simon's song "You're So Vain" was about Warren Beatty, or that Carrie Fisher once had an affair with Harrison Ford, or that Burt Reynolds played poker with Elvis Presley?

Celebrity memoirs and autobiographies are filled with juicy tidbits, life advice, and shocking moments, which is why they typically hit the best-selling book charts.

Using The New York Times' celebrity best-seller list, Stacker looked at data from December 2014 to January 2019 and compiled a group of 70 rock stars, movie stars, sports stars, and more who have written chart-topping books about their lives. Everyone from Michelle Obama and Bruce Springsteen to Tina Fey and Derek Jeter has discussed their ups, downs, career highlights, and how they got to where they are today.

Read on to for 70 best-selling books to add to your reading list. 

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#1. Chip and Joanna Gaines

Book: "The Magnolia Story"
Published: Oct. 18, 2016

As the stars of reality TV show “Fixer Upper,” Chip and Joanna Gaines have become household names. In their memoir, “The Magnolia Story,” the Gaines talk about their love for each other, dreaming big, and their humble renovation beginnings. Fans of the couple will gush over anecdotes that include their first date, and how Chip is perpetually late to everything.

#2. Megyn Kelly

Book: "Settle for More"
Published: Nov. 15, 2016

News watchers will know Megyn Kelly for her years on Fox and subsequent move to NBC where she was unceremoniously removed in 2018. Kelly's best-selling autobiography “Settle for More” delves into multiple accounts of sexual harassment and intimidation on her rise to the top from President Donald Trump to former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes.

#3. Bruce Springsteen

Book: "Born to Run"
Published: Sept. 27, 2016

Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is widely regarded as one of the best singer/songwriters of all time. In his best-selling biography, “Born to Run,” named after his mega-hit album and song of the same name, Springsteen dives deeply into authenticity, talent, and the discipline it takes to hold the title as one of the best. The book also travels through his decades of therapy and how he overcame anxiety to find peace in his work and in himself.

#4. Anna Kendrick

Book: "Scrappy Little Nobody"
Published: Nov. 15, 2016

Movie fans will know Anna Kendrick from her breakout roles in “Up in the Air” and “Pitch Perfect,” while social media watchers will be more familiar with her pithy and hilarious personality from her Twitter account. Her best-selling book, “Scrappy Little Nobody” is a memoir told through a collection of essays where she talks about her first stage performance, which she blew, getting slut-shamed, and how she feels about being called nice. “I gave up on being nice,” she said. “I started putting more value on other qualities instead: passion, bravery, intelligence, practicality, humor, patience, fairness, sensitivity.”

#5. Andy Cohen

Book: "Superficial"
Published: Nov. 15, 2016

Mainstay reality TV star and host Andy Cohen is known for not being shy on or off camera about his life and the celebrity-fueled world around him (see "Real Housewives" across the country). In his third autobiography, the best-selling "Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries," Cohen dishes on his own sex life, divulges celebrity-filled advice, and discusses his friendship with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

#6. Trevor Noah

Book: "Born a Crime"
Published: Nov. 15, 2016

As the host of Comedy Central's “The Daily Show,” South African comedian Trevor Noah uses his personal perspective on the world to brilliant comic effect. In his best-selling autobiography, “Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood,” Noah traces his upbringing, living through apartheid, and his trials and tribulations from being the son of a Xhosa mother and a Swiss-German father.

#7. Amy Schumer

Book: "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo"
Published: July 25, 2016

International stand-up comedy star Amy Schumer used her best-selling autobiography, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” to discuss current events alongside her own struggles with self-worth, confidence, and sex. Through a series of personal essays, Schumer manages to make readers laugh, think, and possibly cry, though she is careful to emphasize that her book has “no self-help info or advice for you.”

#8. Phil Collins

Book: "Not Dead Yet"
Published: Oct. 25, 2016

With the title of his memoir “Not Dead Yet,” international superstar Phil Collins wants to make sure you're still listening (or reading for that matter) about him, his life, and his career. The best-selling book takes readers from his childhood—for example, meeting Peter Gabriel as a kid—to forming the hit band Genesis, to taking over the band as lead singer, and all the highs and lows along the way. It might be worth your time, considering that Collins, along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, is one of just three singers to sell more than 100 million albums as a soloist and as part of a band.

#9. Robbie Robertson

Book: "Testimony"
Published: Nov. 15, 2016

For anyone who grew up listening to the classic rock music from The Band, Robbie Robertson's memoir, “Testimony,” will give great insight into the first 33 years of Robertson's life and the group's initial unceremonious finish. The book, like most rock-legend memoirs, is filled with sordid tales of drugs and sex, and Robertson tells all when it comes to dalliances with Carly Simon and Edie Sedgwick, or getting high with John Lennon.

#10. Lauren Graham

Book: "Talking as Fast as I Can"
Published: Nov. 29, 2016

Fans of the show "Gilmore Girls" will find a lot to love in Lauren Graham's memoir, "Talking as Fast as I Can." The book is chock-full of TV secrets like the time Graham was almost replaced on the show, or when she was told the show was ending, or the various times her family had cameos on the show. Another nugget fans may not realize about Graham is that she's also written three other books.

#11. Carrie Fisher

Book: "The Princess Diarist"
Published: Nov. 22, 2016

Though she will forever be associated with her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, Carrie Fisher was more than just a screen princess, as her memoir “The Princess Diarist” reveals. The book comes out of Fisher's diaries that she kept during her filming days in the 1970s, and includes an incredibly spicy nugget about her on-set affair with co-star Harrison Ford.

#12. Bryan Cranston

Book: "A Life in Parts"
Published: Oct. 11, 2016

The everyman of stage and screen, Bryan Cranston, has had a career spanning 40-plus years, though he is most recently associated with award-winning roles in “Breaking Bad,” “All The Way,” and “Trumbo.” Cranston's memoir “A Life in Parts” shows how Cranston transforms himself into his transcendent characters, his methodology, and anecdotes about the entertainment industry as a whole.

#13. Elizabeth Vargas

Book: "Between Breaths"
Published: Sept. 12, 2017

Television news anchor Elizabeth Vargas gets candid in her book “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction,” in which she discusses her struggles with anxiety and alcoholism. Vargas gives a first-hand account of the breakdown of her marriage, her final relapse, and nearly losing everything important in her life.

#14. Carol Burnett

Book: "In Such Good Company"
Published: Sept. 13, 2016

Carol Burnett is a TV icon who is best known her eponymous “The Carol Burnett Show,” which ran for 11 years and inspired legions of aspiring female comedians. Burnett's best-selling memoir, “In Such Good Company,” is a detailed behind-the-scenes look at her famous show with hilarious anecdotes, insights into TV making, and the world of show business in general.

#15. Brian Wilson

Book: "I Am Brian Wilson"
Published: Oct. 11, 2016

"I Am Brian Wilson," the frontman for the Beach Boys, is a tell-all tale in which Wilson exclaims, "My story is a music story and a family story and a love story, but it's a story of mental illness, too." The sad and insightful tale of the singing legend delves into his creative genius, his philosophical seedlings, and reflections on loss, especially pertaining to his two dead brothers and bandmates.

#16. Taraji P. Henson

Book: "Around the Way Girl"
Published: Oct. 11, 2016

Shooting onto the Hollywood scene like a rocket after her award-winning turn as Shug in the hit film “Hustle & Flow,” Taraji P. Henson has since gone on to star in major roles in the TV show “Empire” and the film “Hidden Figures.” “Around The Way Girl” is Henson's memoir (borrowing a title from LL Cool J's hit single from 1990's “Mama Said Knock You Out”) that follows her rags-to-riches life story from growing up in Washington D.C., to making it big in Hollywood by creating her own lane.

#17. Mike Love

Book: "Good Vibrations"
Published: Sept. 13, 2016

Co-Beach Boy's frontman Mike Love has a lot to say in his memoir “Good Vibrations,” and that includes the good, the bad, and the ugly of his time in the band, relationship with co-founder Brian Wilson, and any number of topics that seem to be eating away at him throughout the book. It is insightful for Love fans, but also sways into topics concerning Charles Manson, Republican fundraisers, mental illness, and the rise and fall of his place in the music business.

#18. Norm Macdonald

Book: "Based on a True Story"
Published: June 13, 2017

“Saturday Day Night Live” alum and stand-up comedian Norm Macdonald spills all in his memoir “Based on a True Story.” Everything is relative here as the book includes more than enough material that is simply made up. But that's sort of the point, for fans of Macdonald will surely understand his dry wit, biting humor, and original world view that is spread across every page of this part novel, part autobiography.

#19. Patti Smith

Book: "M Train"
Published: Oct. 6, 2015

Patti Smith is a singer, songwriter, and artist who may be best known for her song “Because the Night” co-written with Bruce Springsteen. But in her book, “M Train,” Smith lets fans into her inner-most thoughts and how she has dealt with the massive losses in her life: her friends, her husband, and her brother. Mostly the book looks at her life as a solitary soul and how she reflects on everything she has accomplished as an artist.

#20. Tina Fey

Book: "Bossypants"
Published: April 5, 2011

With quotable lines like, "When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable" and "If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?", Tina Fey solidified herself as one of the funniest and most insightful comedians in the world with her best-selling book "Bossypants." Fans of Fey, known for "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," will find lots to love in this book where she talks about writing, acting, and many famous friends with whom she's had the opportunity to work.

#21. Judd Apatow

Book: "Sick in the Head"
Published: June 16, 2015

Mega writer, producer, and director Judd Apatow is known for hit movies like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and “Superbad,” but his heart is on the stand-up stage, as a performer and a fan. “Sick in the Head,” is a compilation of comedian interviews that Apatow has been conducting since he was emcee of a high-school radio show. Interviewees include everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin to Amy Schumer and Chris Rock.

#22. Penn Jillette

Book: "Presto!"
Published: Aug. 2, 2016

The larger half of the magic duo Penn and Teller, Penn Jillette is both a giant in stature and of the magical arts. Jillette's book, “Presto: How I made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales,” is as much about magic as it is about his dramatic weight loss after doctors discovered a 90% blockage in his heart. Jillette took extreme measures to change his diet and today subsists on a vegetarian diet with almost no sugar, oil, or salt.

#23. Linda Thompson

Book: "A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between"
Published: May 3, 2016

The most revealing parts of actress and songwriter Linda Thompson's book, deals with her past relationship with the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and her marriage to the gold medal-winning decathlete. Some of the more salacious bits include how she lost her virginity to Elvis, and how Jenner first approached her in 1985 about his desire to transition to a woman.

#24. Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

Book: "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"
Published: Jan. 31, 2017

Though it's not a secret, many people may not know that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, of the Vanderbilt family, which was once the wealthiest in the United States. Their co-authored memoir, “The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss,” is about exactly that—the trials and tribulations, the ups and the downs of their lives, what formed them, and who they are today.

#25. Dick Van Dyke

Book: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
Published: May 3, 2011

Dick Van Dyke has enjoyed a 60-plus-year career in the entertainment business and is best known for "Mary Poppins" (including the 2018 version), "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and of course, "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In his memoir, "My Lucky Life In And Out Of Show Business," Van Dyke says "I have endeavored to write the kind of book I think people want from me," which includes anecdotes from his days on set and all his challenges, including alcoholism, divorce, and a midlife crisis.

#26. Amy Poehler

Book: Yes Please
Published: Oct. 28, 2014

As one of the most revered alumni of “Saturday Night Live,” Amy Poehler is a comic's comic who has starred in shows like “Parks and Recreation,” movies like “Mean Girls,” and on stage with the “Upright Citizens Brigade.” In her best-selling memoir, “Yes Please,” Poehler traipses through her life and career in a non-linear fashion that is broken into three sections: "Say Whatever You Want," "Do Whatever You Like," and "Be Whoever You Are." Some great tidbits include: “That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me,” and “People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”

#27. Eric Clapton

Book: Clapton
Published: Oct. 9, 2007

The single word “Clapton” is all you need to know that the autobiography of one of the greatest guitarists of all time is going to be good. Eric Clapton's eponymous memoir covers all the ins and outs of Clapton's illustrious life—from near-death experiences and womanizing to alcoholism and redemption. “Clapton” is like taking a trip through the history of rock and roll itself with cameos from B.B. King, George Harrison (and his wife), and Pete Townshend.

#28. Tim McGraw

Book: Humble and Kind
Published: May 24, 2016

Drawing from his #1 hit single “Humble and Kind,” country music superstar Tim McGraw turned his music into a book with the same name that lays out the song's lyrics, the meaning behind them, illustrations, and more. McGraw pledged proceeds from the book to the Neighbor's Keeper Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

#29. Tig Notaro

Book: I'm Just a Person
Published: June 14, 2016

If you know anything about Tig Notaro, you know that her stand-up comedy is raw, ruthless, and unwavering. In her memoir, “I'm Just a Person” the LGBTQ icon shares her most intimate moments, especially regarding the worst year of her life. If you don't get it, take this as an example: She once opened a set in 2012 with, “Good evening hello, I have cancer, how are you?”

#30. Lecrae Moore

Book: Unashamed
Published: May 3, 2016

In rap artist Lecrae Moore's best-selling memoir, "Unashamed," Moore explains, "If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection." This quote sums up the Grammy Award-winning artist's view on life, which he came to find after bouts with childhood abuse, drug addiction, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

#31. Patty Duke

Book: Call Me Anna
Published: July 1, 1987

Although she was once one of the biggest stars in the world and an Oscar winner for her portrayal of Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” Patty Duke led a traumatized life that was filled with bouts of manic depression and bipolar disorder. In her autobiography, “Call Me Anna,” Duke discusses her mental illness as she recalls a life on screen, her multiple marriages, and her unconventional childhood.

#32. Mindy Kaling

Book: Why Not Me?
Published: Sept. 15, 2015

TV watchers will undoubtedly know Mindy Kaling for her breakout role on “The Office” followed by her own show, “The Mindy Project.” In her memoir, “Why Not Me?,” Kaling takes an existential, yet comical approach to some of the most pressing issues of the day, minority women in Hollywood, body-shaming, work/life balance, and more. If there's a through line, you'll find it in the title, which both questions and explains why Kaling is the star she is today.

#33. William Shatner

Book: Leonard
Published: Feb. 16, 2016

There is a lot to take away in William Shatner's (of “Star Trek” fame) book, “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man.” The most interesting notes are about Shatner's and Leonard Nimoy's on-again, off-again relationship, dealing with celebrity, Shatner's heartbreak over Nimoy's death, and even how they dealt with “Trekkers.”

#34. Khloe Kardashian

Book: Strong Looks Better Naked
Published: Nov. 3, 2015

Everything the Kardashian family touches seems to turn to gold, and that extends to Khloe Kardashian's best-selling book, “Strong Looks Better Naked.” Inside the provocative tome, fans will find everything from weight-loss struggles and advice to personal anecdotes, to insight into her feelings about family and lost loves (Lamar Odom). Some memorable quotes include: “Remember, the only person you need to be better than is the you of yesterday,” and “Even a tiny forward step is a step in the right direction, no matter how small.”

#35. L.A. Reid

Book: Sing to Me
Published: Feb. 2, 2016

For an inside look at the music industry (with a lot of gossip to boot) from a legendary music producer, look no further than L.A. Reid's revealing memoir, "Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next." Reid takes readers on a ride that includes stories about Michael Jackson, TLC, Whitney Houston, and how he got his start, to where he is in the industry today.

#36. Alan Cumming

Book: Not My Father's Son
Published: Oct. 7, 2014

Behind the ever-colorful and always flamboyant Alan Cumming is a dark and foreboding past that he shares in his best-selling memoir, “Not My Father's Son.” Cumming, who is known for star turns on “The Good Wife,” “Masterpiece Mystery,” and on Broadway in “Cabaret”, sheds his life story in all its rawness from bouts with his abusive father (he turns out not to be his biological dad) to his marriages, first to a woman, and now to a man.

#37. Carly Simon

Book: Boys in the Trees
Published: Nov. 24, 2015

For decades, fans of singer-songwriter Carly Simon wondered who the hit song “You're So Vain” was about. Lucky for readers, she reveals all in her evocative memoir “Boys in the Trees.” The song, it turns out, was about Warren Beatty, but he's not the only boy in “Boys” that she dishes about. There are nuggets about Jack Nicholson, Kris Kristofferson, and her long relationship with fellow singer James Taylor.

#38. Drew Barrymore

Book: Wildflower
Published: Oct. 27, 2015

Drew Barrymore's life in Hollywood started when she was only 3. The topsy-turvy ride from child star to Hollywood mogul is detailed in her best-selling memoir, “Wildflower.” With a wide-ranging batch of stories, Barrymore discusses everything from sexism and working with Steven Spielberg to growing up fatherless and her relationship with her mother.

#39. Leah Remini

Book: Troublemaker
Published: Nov. 3, 2015

In the annals of tell-all books, Lea Remini's “Troublemaker” is one of the most explosive. Cracking the lid on the super-secret world of Scientology, “King of Queens” star Remini opens up about her 30 years in the organization and drops some bombs about abuses. Some of the fieriest tidbits include sections on Tom Cruise, celebrity exploitation, and Scientology leader David Miscavige.

#40. Burt Reynolds

Book: But Enough About Me
Published: Nov. 17, 2015

Burt Reynolds was once one of the biggest stars in the world with a run of movies that included "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard," "Smokey and the Bandit," and "The Cannonball Run." In his memoir "But Enough About Me," Reynolds regales fans with tales of playing poker with Elvis, the time he almost went home with Greta Garbopassing on James Bond, and his messy divorce from actress Loni Anderson.

#41. John Fogerty

Book: Fortunate Son
Published: Oct. 6, 2015

“Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music,” is a memoir by John Fogerty who is most known as the frontman for the mega band Credence Clearwater Revival. In the book, Fogerty dives deep into his past, covering everything from his time in the Army Reserve to drinking problems to life on the road. Fans of the scraggly-voiced musician will devour stories about CCR's greatest hits and also learn about his past and even his political leanings.

#42. Carrie Brownstein

Book: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Published: Oct. 27, 2015

Comedy fans will recognize Carrie Brownstein as half of the duo from the quirky TV show “Portlandia.” But Brownstein is more comfortable on stage as a guitarist and singer, as she reveals in her 2015 memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.” The book is, in fact, named after one of her lyrics and plunges into her upbringing and formative moments, such as when her mother left the family, and her father's sexuality.

#43. Debbie Reynolds

Book: Unsinkable
Published: April 2, 2013

Debbie Reynolds was once Hollywood royalty and starred in classic hits like “Singin' in the Rain,” “It Started with a Kiss,” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which her memoir “Unsinkable” is named. The book covers the latter part of Reynolds' life and focuses on her third failed marriage, which was riddled with forgeries, mistresses, and outright theft.

#44. Ronda Rousey

Book: My Fight / Your Fight
Published: May 12, 2015

Mixed Martial Arts superstar Ronda Rousey elucidates what's in store in her memoir, “My Fight / Your Fight” on page one when she says, “I am vulnerable; that's why I fight.” The Olympic medalist in judo takes readers on a journey through her various fights, as well as her personal history, while dispensing advice on goal-setting, decision-making, and a number of other self-help topics.

#45. Jewel

Book: Never Broken
Published: Sept. 20, 2016

"Never Broken" is part tell-all memoir, part self-help guide by international singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher. The title comes from her hit song "Hands," which delves into the power and strength of the individual. Her book takes it from there with stories of relationships and life on the road to advice like, "Being a witness to your behavior is the first step in meaningful change."

#46. Willie Nelson

Book: It's a Long Story
Published: May 19, 2016

Country music legend Willie Nelson has been crooning to crowds since 1956, and in his best-selling autobiography, “It's a Long Story: My Life,” he covers it all. From his free-wheeling parents to IRS issues, Nelson spills a life well-lived, with all the requisite ups and downs of a great musician. Some of the best anecdotes include stories involving Ray Charles and even staying at the White House during the Carter administration.

#47. Charlie Wilson

Book: I Am Charlie Wilson
Published: June 30, 2015

R&B singer Charlie Wilson has lived a life of ups and downs and in his memoir, “I Am Charlie Wilson,” he brings fans along for the wild ride. Wilson shares stories about his humble beginnings singing with his preacher father in Tulsa, Oklahoma; joining his brother's group, The Gap Band; and falling on hard times through drug addiction. The story is also about rebirth as Wilson recounts working with major stars like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.

#48. Lena Dunham

Book: Not That Kind of Girl
Published: Sept. 30, 2014

In a book of personal essays, writer, director, and actress Lena Dunham tells all in her best-selling memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl.” In the oft-explicit tome, Dunham talks about her private parts (a lot), sex in general, relationships, and her family life. The book is equal parts history and advice with quotes like, “Confidence lets you pull anything off, even Tevas with socks,” laced throughout the book.

#49. Derek Jeter

Book: Jeter Unfiltered
Published: Oct. 28, 2014

Derek Jeter is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and in his book, “Jeter Unfiltered,” fans will get a rare glimpse into his life both on and off the field through a series of never-before-seen photos by Christopher Anderson. The shots take you inside Jeter's world, from his home to Yankee Stadium to the gym to parties.

#50. Jennifer Lopez

Book: True Love
Published: Nov. 4, 2014

Jennifer Lopez is one of the biggest stars in the world and her career spans every facet of the industry from recording star to movie star to TV star. She can also add best-selling writer to her credits with her 2014 chart-topper, "True Love." What started as a tour diary evolved into an autobiography which Lopez says is a reflection on "my choices, in love and in my life." Other gems from the book include visiting a psychic, talking to Steven Spielberg, and how she got through her divorce from singer Marc Anthony.

#51. Michelle Obama

Book: Becoming
Published: Nov. 13, 2018

“I've never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last 10 years has done little to change that,” says former First Lady Michelle Obama in her mega-hit, best-selling memoir “Becoming.” Tracing her entire history, Obama takes readers from the Jim Crow South to growing up on Chicago's South Side to all the way to the White House.

#52. Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

Book: Beastie Boys Book
Published: Oct. 30, 2018

Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, otherwise known as Mike D and Ad-Rock to Beastie Boys fans, talk about life, their careers, and the tragic death of third bandmate Adam Yauch, aka MCA. The 571-page memoir doesn't pull any punches with stories about Bob Dylantributes from the likes of Amy Poehler and Colson Whitehead, and of course the heartbreak over Yauch's passing.

#53. Sally Field

Book: In Pieces
Published: Sept. 18, 2018

In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, two-time Oscar winner Sally Field shares all in her 2018 best-selling memoir, “In Pieces.” Some of the most surprising revelations come in regard to her stepfather's sexual abuse, a teenage abortion in Tijuana, and other stories of drugs and sex. Also included are several pages on her relationship with film star Burt Reynolds.

#54. Jeff Tweedy

Book: Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
Published: Nov. 13, 2018

In his tell-all memoir, “Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), Wilco bandleader Jeff Tweedy exclaims, "I fired Bennett from Wilco because I knew if I didn't, I would probably die," when discussing past bandmate Jay Bennett and their mutual addiction to painkillers. The book traces Tweedy's life, from growing up in Belleville, Illinois, to forming Wilco (and other bands), to all of his vulnerabilities as an artist.

#55. Kobe Bryant

Book: The Mamba Mentality
Published: Oct. 23, 2018

In his book, "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play," basketball superstar Kobe Bryant tries to explain what drove him to the heights of his game. He writes, "I had a constant craving, a yearning, to improve and be the best," and the book includes anecdotes on workout regimens starting at 5 a.m., feelings toward past coaches and teammates, and a catalog of stunning photos taken by Los Angeles Lakers photographer Andrew D. Bernstein.

#56. Justin Timberlake

Book: Hindsight
Published: Oct. 29, 2018

Justin Timberlake is one of the most versatile stars in the world, and his career includes his role in the boy band *NSYNC, an award-winning solo music career, and starring turns in major movies like “The Social Network” and “Friends with Benefits.” In his memoir “Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me,” Timberlake let fans in on his rise to the top, difficulties with balancing work and home life, and fun stories about fellow celebrities and musicians.

#57. Abbi Jacobson

Book: I Might Regret This
Published: Oct. 30, 2018

Comedy fans will know Abbi Jacobson as one half of the duo from the hit show “Broad City” on Comedy Central. Those fans will learn a lot more about her in her 2018 best-selling memoir, “I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff,” which spills out from a cross-country trip she took after a bad breakup. Jacobson also talks about dating both men and women, while also covering various other concerns of hers, like climate change and even sleep studies.

#58. Busy Philipps

Book: This Will Only Hurt a Little
Published: Oct. 16, 2018

Philipps, known for starring roles on “Dawson's Creek,” “Freaks & Geeks,” and “Cougar Town,” talks about more than just sexism in her book; she also gets explicit in recounting her rape as a teenager. The book isn't all dark, however, as Philipps also trafficks in celebrity gossip with anecdotes on Lady Gaga, James Franco, and Kristin Chenoweth to name a few.

#59. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Book: Racing to the Finish
Published: Oct. 16, 2018

In 2016, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sidelined for half the race season due to a concussion. In his memoir, “Racing to the Finish: My Story,” Earnhardt Jr. recounts his road to recovery and what it took to get back on the track. He also regales fans with the countless times he was likely concussed and what it meant to finally ask for medical help.

#60. Jeanine Pirro

Book: Liars, Leakers, and Liberals
Published: July 17, 2018

Fox News watchers will find lots to love in Judge Jeanine Pirro's book, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals," a self-described "firsthand account of the real Trump presidency." Pirro, who hosts the Fox News Channel's "Justice with Judge Jeanine," even scored an interview with President Trump for the book.

#61. Stormy Daniels

Book: Full Disclosure
Published: Oct. 2, 2018

In her oft-scandalous memoir “Full Disclosure,” adult-film star Stormy Daniels tells all about her now-infamous night with Donald Trump. But Daniels gets into her life, upbringing, and what it takes to be a writer and director in the porn industry.

#62. Gisele Bündchen

Book: Lessons
Published: Oct. 2, 2018

On the outside, it may seem that supermodel Gisele Bündchen has it all. But in her 2018 memoir “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” she makes it clear that she has had her share of difficulties. In the revealing book, Bündchen discusses dealing with body-shaming at an early age, working 350 days a year in her 20s, and tidbits on her marriage to NFL star Tom Brady.

#63. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

Book: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Published: Oct. 2, 2018

“The Greatest Love Story Ever Told,” a book by celebrity couple Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, is a fun and quirky look at their relationship through a series of transcribed conversations and glossy photos. Mullally (known for “Will & Grace”) and Offerman (known for “Parks and Recreation”) also talk jokingly about their views on life and what it takes to make it in Hollywood.

#64. Omarosa Manigault Newman

Book: Unhinged
Published: Aug. 14, 2018

In her explosive tell-all book “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House,” Manigault Newman dishes openly on what Trump thinks about son-in-law Jared Kushner, what she deemed the flagrant abuse of prescription pills among senior White House staff, and even how she thinks Diet Coke might be affecting the president's mental well-being.

#65. John Kerry

Book: Every Day Is Extra
Published: Sept. 4, 2018

Former Sen. John Kerry's life is on full display in his 2018 best-selling memoir, "Every Day is Extra." Whether it's the painful loss in his race for the presidency in 2004, his experience in Vietnam, or simply running with the bulls in Pamplona, Kerry's life is filled with fascinating milestones that any political junkie will devour.

#66. Ken Starr

Book: Contempt
Published: Sept. 11, 2018

Anyone who followed politics closely in the 1990s (or today for that matter), will have a lot to chew on in Ken Starr's retelling of the Clinton years in his best-selling book, “Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.” Starr offers a defense of his time as special counsel, which ultimately led to President Clinton's impeachment, which is particularly apt when Starr discusses (outside of his book) his feelings about special counsels in general in relation to the Robert Mueller investigation of the Donald Trump administration.

#67. Nick Foles

Book: Believe It
Published: June 26, 2018

To legions of Philadelphia Eagles fans, Nick Foles is a hero who singlehandedly brought a Super Bowl to the city for the first time. As Foles tells it in his best-selling book, “Believe It,” the road to glory was long and arduous. He also describes how his Christian faith helped lead him to the ultimate prize in the NFL.

#68. James Comey

Book: A Higher Loyalty
Published: April 17, 2018

In “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” former head of the FBI James Comey writes candidly about the Trump administration and how different it is compared to past administrations he also worked for. Comey also looks back at his life and shares stories and anecdotes that he says helped make him the man he sees himself as today.

#69. Ronan Farrow

Book: War on Peace
Published: April 24, 2018

During a time of upheaval in the U.S. State Department, journalist Ronan Farrow discusses the dismantling of foreign policy and diplomatic norms in the Trump administration in his harrowing book, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.” Farrow, who worked for the United Nations and was a special advisor in the Obama administration on Afghanistan and Pakistan, draws on his experience as a journalist and a government employee to decry the current state of diplomacy and the place of the United States in the world.

#70. Chrissy Metz

Book: This Is Me
Published: March 27, 2018

Known for her role as Kate on the mega-hit TV show "This is Us," Chrissy Metz takes her experience as both an actress and an agent to examine herself and her history in her best-selling memoir, "This is Me."  Metz gets into issues about her weight, heartbreak, and her relationships with her father and stepfather.

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