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Tiger Woods to Tell His Story in New Memoir, ‘Back’

For better or worse, Tiger Woods has been in the spotlight quite a bit over the last decade. Back, his forthcoming memoir from HarperCollins, promises to be his “definitive story.”

 

 

After the meltdown of his marriage in 2010, the media’s portrayal of Tiger fell outside his control. He sees Back as a way of taking control of his life story again:

 

I’ve been in the spotlight for a long time, and because of that, there have been books and articles and TV shows about me, most filled with errors, speculative and wrong. This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.

 

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Back tells the epic story of Woods rise as a golf prodigy to his rise as the youngest Masters champion and the only player in history to hold all four major championships simultaneously. It gives readers an inside look into the highs and lows career, from injuries and high-profile personal issues that culminated into divorce to his comeback at age 43 to win the Masters.

 

 

Tiger Woods is one of the most successful pro golfers ever. With his 81 PGA titles, Tiger’s story is sure to interest any sports fan. He’s contributed to a couple other books—How I Play Golf (2001) and The 1997 Masters: My Story, a collaboration with Golf Digest in 2017—but Back will be the first time he’s told his own story, through and through.

 

 

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Julie Andrews Will Voice Her New Memoir’s Audiobook

Earlier today Entertainment Weekly reported that Julie Andrews, known as the iconic leading lady in both Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, will voice the audiobook version of her forthcoming memoir Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.

 

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This isn’t Andrews’ first venture into the world of writing. Previously, the actress published Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, a work that explores her difficult upbringing and earliest experiences with performing.

Home Work picks up where Home left off,  in the 60’s, when Andrews was cast by Walt Disney as the “world’s most famous nanny.”

 

 

And who better to tell her story of success than Andrews herself? Among her other talents, Andrews is often recognized by her voice. Her soothing lilt, and posh accent, is a sound that many have come to associate with childhood comfort. Children who grew up on Mary Poppins, as well as children who grew up on The Princess Diaries, all think of Andrews with the same kind of childlike love. Her career has endured for so long, she’s earned her status as Hollywood’s doting mother.

 

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Home Work provides a behind-the-scenes look at the career that thrusted Andrews into icon status. The actress shares anecdotes from the sets of her most iconic works, details you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Entertainment Weekly shared one snippet about how, on a rainy day, Andrews was forced to ride in the back of an ox-drawn cart full of camera equipment to get up the muddy Alps.

 

 

In her classic, Julie Andrews charm, the actress writes:

“I happened to be wearing a fur coat. It was the 1960s after all, and the humor in the contrast between my attire and the mode of transport wasn’t lost on any of us.”

Andrews’ memoir will hit shelves on October 15th, and the audiobook will be available the same day!

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Jim Carrey to Publish Book: ‘Memoirs and Misinformation’

Jim Carrey, the 90’s comedy star known for his starring roles in The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and Liar Liar, is jumping into the writing world with his forthcoming work Memoirs and Misinformation. 

 

 

Carrey co-wrote the book with author Dana Vachon, and in a press release it was explained that the work is intended as a “semi-autobiographical deconstruction of persona.”

 

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In recent years, the idea of persona has become a bit of a theme for Carrey. He’s become known for going on diatribes centered on what it means to exist and be perceived by others.

 

 

This hasn’t been great for Carrey’s image, as people often associate the actor with their childhood nostalgia, and quotes like “We don’t exist, we are nothing but ideas,” don’t gel with the wacky, happy-go-lucky, goofball we all assumed Jim Carrey was.

 

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This, combined with Carrey’s habit of being very vocal on social media about his political beliefs, has earned the actor a bit of a negative reputation. However, this hasn’t effected Carrey’s acting opportunities, and he starred as Dr. Eggman in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

His reputation will also serve as a selling point for Memoirs and Misinformation, as this press release statement hints at;

“Carrey and Vachon have fashioned a narrative about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world — apocalypses within and without.”

 

 

Sonny Mehta, the Editor in Chief for the book publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, added, “Jim Carrey has written a novel that is more revealing about his life than any memoir could possibly be. It is a perceptive and highly entertaining book about the arc of fame, as well as a look inside the mind of an artist, the life that shaped him, and the world he inhabits.”

And in classic Jim Carrey fashion, when asked about the work he stated, “None of this is real, and it’s all true.”

Memoirs and Misinformation will be available in both hardcover and ebook form on May 5, 2020.

 

 

 

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Chelsea Handler’s Memoir is Being Brought to TV… Again

Chelsea Handler, comedian, actress, and talk show host, is returning to the small screen with a TV series based on her memoirLife Will be the Death of Me… And You Too.

 

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Handler has been working in the entertainment business for nearly 20 years, and has garnered many tales from her journey to stardom. Her E! Network talk show, Chelsea Lately, however, is what made her a household name. It was there that fans fell in love with her dry humor, and sharp wit.

 

 

On top of this, Handler was known for being very candid about her life, entertaining viewers with stories of her wild youth and equally wild adulthood (including the dirty details about her romantic relationship with rapper 50 Cent).

 

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Handler, seeing the love people have for her hilarious antics, has now written six books centered around her life, of which Life Will be the Death of Me is the most recent.

 

 

This also isn’t the first time that one of Handler’s book has been adapted for television. Previously, Handler’s memoir Are You There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea was made into the show Are You There, Chelsea? The show was a scripted comedy that followed the trials and tribulations of a female bartender in her 20’s, and it ran for one season.

Despite being cancelled so quickly, Are You There Chelsea? featured a star-studded cast and Handler’s iconic brand of no-bs humor. Fans hope this new show will achieve the same effect, while also making up for some of the shortcomings that led to Are you There Chelsea?‘s cancellation.

 

 

 

 

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Here’s A New Look At Demi Moore’s Memoir ‘Inside Out’

The life of actress Demi Moore perfectly captures the ups-and-downs of being a leading lady in Hollywood. Despite the extensive media coverage surrounding Moore’s multiple marriages and lengthy hiatus from filmmaking, there is still much about the actress that people don’t know. Now, Moore is ready to bare it all in her new memoir.

 

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Inside Out sees Moore reflecting on her troubled childhood and the choices she made that led her to where she is now. Moore goes in-depth into her strained relationship with her mother, who attempted suicide when she was 12. The most shocking revelation in this section is that Moore was raped when she was 15, which caused her to move out of her mother’s house at 16. This is where Moore began to pursue a career in acting, which lead to a breakout role on General Hospital that blossomed into a successful film career.

 

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In an interview with The New York Times, Moore said that talking about these traumatic events gave more a new sense of vulnerability that she had never experienced before:

 

“It’s exciting, and yet I feel very vulnerable. There is no cover of a character. It’s not somebody else’s interpretation of me.”

 

 

Moore is well-known for starring in several box-office successes in the 80’s and 90’s such as About Last Night, Indecent Proposal, Ghost, and A Few Good Men, but her career stalled after a string of flops. Her marriages to both Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher were the subject of intense media scrutiny, and the high salaries that she received for her work led to public shaming by many.

 

But Moore has nothing to apologize for. In an interview with GMA, Moore is proud of her accomplishments:

 

“Why shouldn’t I? Why shouldn’t all women be paid equal to the quality of the work they’re doing? Just treat me the same. No better, no worse.”

 

 

Inside Out is available now.

 

 

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