Famous Authors – 10 Celebrity Books That Are Actually Worth Reading. 20,332 ratings — "He's moving ahead in the absence of Harry.". You must have a goodreads account to vote. 32,250 ratings — 419,915 ratings — 400 ratings — published 2011, avg rating 3.86 — 102,489 ratings — The book, published in 1994, follows six girls and their adventures in the world of fashion and modeling. published 2013, avg rating 4.06 — 119,541 ratings — The semi-autobiographical story centers on Suzanne Vale, an actress trying to get her life back on track after a drug overdose. published 2017, avg rating 3.44 — The book is actually a collection of stories, which deal with infertility, infidelity, fame, and family disputes. published 2016, avg rating 4.04 — 209 ratings — Rapper Curtis Jackson—better known as 50 Cent—wrote his own young adult novel in 2011 called Playground, a story that is said to be "loosely inspired" by his own adolescence. Famous (at least to American audiences) for his title role on House, Hugh Laurie actually made his debut as a novelist in 1996, years before the show's premiere. published 2010, avg rating 3.59 — 1,959 ratings — Bestlifeonline.com is part of the Meredith Health Group. published 2012, avg rating 4.03 — Time magazine said the book changed the way people talk about addiction. 387,813 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 3.80 — published 2011, avg rating 4.18 — published 2012, avg rating 3.91 — You have stars releasing everything from cookware to homeware, and adding talents on top of their already lengthy résumés. In fact, Junior starts with the line, "I want to make one thing clear before we begin: I am not a writer." Lauren Graham, best known for her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, released her debut novel in 2013. published 2017, avg rating 3.75 — published 2016, avg rating 3.86 — Celebrity Authors These books were written by celebrities. 23,823 ratings — The Independent notes that Laurie was worried about being a "celebrity author," so he originally sent his manuscript to publishers under a pseudonym, only revealing himself as the author after it had been accepted. By Adina Applebaum. published 2015, avg rating 3.73 — These are the stars who've gone behind the camera to make movie magic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . 561,016 ratings — And it also became a critically acclaimed film in 1990, with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine starring. These novels written by celebrities might be sitting on a bookshelf near you. © 2020 Galvanized Media. published 2017, avg rating 3.77 — published 2015, avg rating 4.53 — Fisher wrote the screenplay. A big, resounding no. 10,065 ratings — In 2011, she decided to bring her talents to the world of fiction by writing the young adult novel Modelland. published 2015, avg rating 3.74 — Enter your email address to get the best tips and advice. Refinery29 said the two should "stick to their day jobs." Banks isn't the only model-turned-author. Host of the Bachelor franchise Chris Harrison tried to make romance another way in 2015 with his debut novel, The Perfect Letter. 16,822 ratings — In most celebrity cases, no. Inside, it's a book of snippets, in no particular order, that follow a child star who abandoned Hollywood at the height of his career while dealing with a strained father-son relationship—similar to Culkin himself. 1,369 ratings — 851 ratings — published 2014, avg rating 3.29 — Like many novels by celebrity authors, the story was described as a fictionalization of her own experiences—in this case, trying to become an actress in New York City in the '90s. 6,893 ratings — 5,574 ratings — For every "The Hobbit," there's a "The Lord of the Rings.". Can you guess which movie adaptation this author hates the most? From hair products to ThighMasters, these celebrities have sold it all. Jennifer Garner, Jon Hamm, and Ellen Pompeo have all directed the TV shows that made them famous. The young adult novel follows 13-year-old Butterball, a former outcast who works to understand his past and why he has become a bully. Iconic '80s actress Molly Ringwald released her debut novel, When It Happens to You, in 2012. 64,441 ratings — 429,482 ratings — As HuffPost reports, during an episode of VH1's Big Morning Buzz, Banks revealed that the writing process took her five years, where she was "on the verge of tears constantly" because of the stress and deadlines. Celebrities these days are rarely just one thing. published 2008, avg rating 3.71 — From reality shows to fashion to Kim Kardashian's latest venture into becoming a lawyer, it seems there isn't anything the Kardashian family hasn't tried. list created February 9th, 2012 77,373 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 3.90 — Is it possible to be rich, beautiful, AND a talented writer? It seems Tyra Banks wasn't keen on keeping the modeling onscreen with America's Next Top Model. 94,248 ratings — published 2014, avg rating 4.19 — But did you know that there are also plenty of celebrities who double as writers? published 2002, avg rating 3.68 — 103,073 ratings — After that, he wrote pieces for newspapers, adapted plays, and co-wrote films. It's Me, Chelsea (Hardcover), Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life (Hardcover), We're Going to Need More Wine (Kindle Edition), Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living (Hardcover), This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection (Hardcover), Girl Walks into a Bar . . F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe and Ezra Pound were some of the first to incite the cult of celebrity; commanding popular culture and counterculture. Refresh and try again. Humans are very complex; I definitely have a new respect for authors that are able to write books nonstop, it's an incredible talent.". Sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner released a dystopian sci-fi novel in 2014, Rebels: City of Indra. The New York Times called it an "elegant, bleak, and desolatingly sad first novella," in the most positive way possible.