25 Super-Revealing Celeb Memoirs You Won't Be Able to Put Down
From heartbreaking to hilarious, these stars’ stories will stay with you.
Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik
A self-described "late bloomer," The Big Bang Theory star wrote this girl's guide to growing up by drawing on her own experience—and the many years she studied neuroscience. Bialik uses her personal wisdom and fun facts to help girls navigate school pressures, crushes, and body changes.
Buy It! Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, $11; amazon.com
There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch by Kelly Osbourne
If brutal honesty is your favorite memoir style, Kelly Osbourne's new book is for you. She writes about a range of issues from bullying, body image and fashion to drug addiction and her crazy childhood. She also reflects on the time both of her parents almost died—and her visit to a mental institution.
Buy It! There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch, $22;amazon.com
Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood by Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas
In Hollywood, long-lasting marriages are rare—except for actor Kirk Douglas' relationship with his wife. In this collection of love letters, Kirk and Anne Douglas reflect on the romance behind their more-than-60-year marriage (hint: fidelity isn't the answer). They even share the precious time they had with Elizabeth Taylor and her third husband before he died tragically.
Buy It! Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood, $17; amazon.com
The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner’s memoir hasn’t been released yet, but the celebrity world is already abuzz. The book reveals that Jenner (who transitioned from male to female two years ago) had gender reassignment surgery this past January. "The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated," she writes in the memoir, according to RadarOnline. The book promises to track Jenner’s journey from a hyper-masculine Olympic gold winner to her difficult but liberating decision to transition. It will also delve into her complicated relationship with her family—including the ever-popular Kardashian clan.
Buy It! The Secrets of My Life, $30; amazon.com
Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin
From drug and alcohol abuse to a rift with his daughter, there is plenty of interesting drama in the actor’s new memoir. "I got sober when I was just about to turn 27," Baldwin (now 58) said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos. "And those two years that I lived in that white, hot period, as a daily drug abuser, as a daily drinker … to my misery, boy, that was a tough time." He added: "There was really, really a lot of pain in there. A lot of pain."
Buy It! Nevertheless, $29; amazon.com
Infinite Tuesday by Michael Nesmith
Mike Nesmith of the Monkees wrote a memoir that promises to be a psychedelic, nostalgic trip for many fans when it releases on April 18. The artist recounts his financial struggles, an undiagnosed disease that almost crippled him, drug use and his 'bromance' with Jack Nicholson. At the end of the book, readers will be torn between loving him as an artist and admiring his resilience.
Buy It! Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff, $28; amazon.com
Katey Sagal: Grace Notes: My Recollections
The Sons of Anarchy star reflects on her 15-year battle with drug addiction and her on-off romance with KISS's Gene Simmons back when she was a singing waitress in Santa Monica in this gripping memoir. Though Sagal and Simmons dated for years, she admits, "I thought Gene was really weird." The actress also reveals that another musician once proposed to her, and when she told Simmons she'd turn down the offer if he married her instead, he simply laughed at the proposition.
Buy It! Grace Notes: My Recollections, $26; amazon.com
Mayte Garcia: The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince
In her memoir, the iconic singer's ex-wife tells of their passionate love, their excitement about their baby, Amir, and the pain and heartbreak that followed when their child, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, died just six days later. “I don’t think he ever got over it,” Garcia told PEOPLE of her ex-husband, who died in April 2016 from an accidental overdose. “I don’t know how anybody can get over it. I know I haven’t.”
Buy It! The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince, $27; amazon.com
Lily Collins: Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me
The actress has experienced too much hardship in her 27 years. In her new collection of essays, Collins delves into her long struggle with eating disorders, the truth about her abusive and alcoholic ex-boyfriends, and her absentee dad, Phil Collins. She wrote the memoir in the hopes that it will inspire her young fans. "You have to come to terms with who you are, be proud of who you are, love yourself, and know what it is you need before you can love someone else fully," she told PEOPLE. "[Self love] is the one and only love that you need first and foremost."
Buy It! Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, $11; amazon.com
Gabourey Sidibe: This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
Gabby is just as complex as the roles she's played in the 2009 movie, Precious, and the hit show Empire. In her new memoir she discusses her weight-loss surgery, her love for her body, dating and the surprising fact that she worked at a phone-sex company for three years before becoming a star. A mix of complexity, intelligence and humor, Gabby's book promises to be as big a success as her acting when it hits shelves in May.
Buy It! This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, $12;amazon.com
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