Book readers have a lot to look forward to this year! A boatload of cultural icons are releasing memories which reveal important/embarrassing moments in their lives. The image of our most popular celebrities are often contorted by the public eye. Reading their personal memoir helps understand the human rather than the entertainer.
Perhaps the craziest person on the list is the infamous Al Capone. Although he is not an entertainer per se, he has been thrust in the public eye because of his larger than life persona. The author of the book is the award winning Deirdre Bair who has also covered cultural icons such as Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung.
If you are looking for something less gangster oriented, check out The Princess Diarist by everybody’s favorite rebel leader, Carrie Fisher. Her last book, shockaholic, was considered a hysterical recounting of her life and the challenges she has experienced. People who only know her from Star Wars are missing out on all the great content she is putting out there in book form.
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Nick Offerman’s highly anticipated woodworking book is also coming out late this year. His character in Parks and Recreation pits him as libertarian manly man who is always trying to take government projects of the rails. Whether you agree with his politics or not, he is undisputedly one of the most lovable characters in sitcom history.
Another infamous character on the list is the laugh out loud comedy machine, Amy Schumer. Her unfortunate run in with accusations of joke stealing and fat shaming almost derailed her career in comedy. These accusations seem to come from the fact that Amy is outspoken about her political positions which gives a greenlight to internet trolls to vomit their hate via their keyboard.
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The more opinionated you are on anybody in the public eye, the greater the responsibility there is to actually read their books. You may learn something you were not expecting, you may even feel empathy for a true monster like Al Capone. All in all, there are many ways to fill your bookshelf this year. Always remember, the true fan reads their idols work!