Thursday, July 2, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Celebrities?

Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

I read a lot of memoirs, it's one of my favorite genres, but I have read very few celebrity memoirs. The one I've read that comes instantly to mind is Michael J. Fox's, Lucky Man, which was wonderful. I recently picked up his latest book, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist and hope to have time read it soon. The only other "celebrity" memoir I can think of that I've read (if you can even call her a celebrity) was by one of the Playboy bunnies about her time at the Mansion.

There aren't any celebrity memoirs that I am itching to read. It seems like we get an overload of celebrities anyways, and it seems like most of them wouldn't have too much new info to share.


gautami tripathy said...

I read memoirs too. But I prefer to read about real people, not celebrities!

Here is my BTT post!

Anonymous said...

Lucky Man is one of the two celebrity memoirs I've read, too.

Tina said...

I don't usually pay much attention to celebrity memoirs (or newspaper or mag articles/covers) but I am a great fan of BBC's Dawn French and have her "Dear Fatty" - written in letters-- sitting very near the top of my TBR pile.

Miel Abeille said...

I genuinely would like to read Michael J. Fox's "Always looking up," too. I <3 Alex P. Keaton!

Please don't hate on me, but I *am* a little curious about "Confessions of an Heiress" (yes, the Paris Hilton self-help book.)

On a serious note, "740 Park" is a book I've had on my TBR for years.

Anonymous said...

Good point. However! I must admit that Playboy bunny memoir had me curious. Just for a few seconds that is. :)

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Missy B. said...

I have never read Michael J. Fox's book but I think I would like it. I love to read author memoirs!

JoAnn said...

I've always liked Michael J. Fox...don't know why I never thought to read his books.

Sassy Brit @ said...

I am the same, too. But for writers, celebs don't really interest me -- apart from a very small chosen few.

I must say, though since this meme started for this particular question, I have seen others mentioned that have piqued my interest! :)


Bev said...

I really enjoyed 700 Sundays by Billy Crystal. It was about his realationship with his Dad.