15 Celebrity Memoirs & Biographies You Should Read

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager |

Check out our selection of 15 of the best celebrity memoirs and biographies you should read, including some up-and-coming releases from Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Poehler.

Check out the full list.

Tina FeyFrom her lifetime pursuit of the perfect beauty routine to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, from her whirlwind tour of duty as the other Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live” to her early days in the comedy trenches, Tina Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, work, marriage, and motherhood.

Are You There Vodka it's me Chelseawant_to_read_buttonChelsea is always armed with an unshakable disregard for rules and is incapable of leading a quiet life. Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea is an entertaining memoir-in-stories that will have you rolling around with laughter.

Yes Pleasewant_to_read_buttonAmy Poehler offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious.

Not that Kind of Girlwant_to_read_buttonThis hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham, the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls, as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

Total Recallwant_to_read_buttonThe candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.

Choose Your Ownwant_to_read_buttonTired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened? Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!

My Booky Wookywant_to_read_buttonRussell Brand learned early on to make a joke of fear and failure. From a troubled childhood in industrial Essex, England, to his descent into addictions to alcohol, drugs, and sex in the seamy underbelly of London, Brand has seen his share of both and miraculously lived to tell the tale.

Always Looking Upwant_to_read_buttonThere are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: star, husband, father, activist. But one word encapsulates everything he stands for, everything he’s accomplished: optimist.

My Wicked Wicked Wayswant_to_read_buttonSurprisingly candid, this book reveals an introspective and enigmatic personality previously hidden behind a hedonistic facade.These brazenly written memoirs of his full life create a self-portrait that is as colorful as it is entertaining.

Marilyn Monroe The Biographywant_to_read_buttonSpoto’s biography of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe makes use of over 150 interviews and more than 35,000 pages of previously sealed files, including Monroe’s diaries, letters, and other personal and revealing documents. The book reveals new details of every aspect of her life, from her guarded childhood and her relationships with men and marriages to her mysterious death.

Still Me by Christopher Reevewant_to_read_buttonThe whole world held its breath when Christopher Reeve struggled for life on Memorial Day, 1995. On the third jump of a riding competition, Reeve was thrown headfirst from his horse in an accident that broke his neck and left him unable to move or breathe. In the years that followed, Reeve not only survived but fought for himself, for his family, and for the hundreds of thousands of people with spinal cord injuries in the United States and around the world.

Still Foolin Emwant_to_read_buttonA hilarious and heartfelt look at aging by one of America’s biggest movie stars written on the eve of his 65th birthday.

Is Everyone Hangoung Outwant_to_read_buttonComedy’s fastest rising star takes to the page in a book of essays, personal anecdotes, and impassioned pleas.

Stori Tellingwant_to_read_buttonTori Spelling sets the record straight on her personal life and to let readers experience the truly unique life she’s led with its undeniable childhood privileges, tabloid misperceptions, career successes, and personal regrets.

Seriously I'm Kiddingwant_to_read_buttonThe much-loved entertainer opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and joining the judges’ table of American Idol.

Add the 15 Great Celebrity Memoirs & Biographies to Your Bookshelf