Sam Gillette

Sam Gillette is a books Writer/Reporter for and People Magazine. She has been with the brand for six years, covering everything from celebrity memoirs to explosive White House tell-alls. Before she joined the PEOPLE team, Sam graduated with her Masters in Journalism from New York University.


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Latest from Sam Gillette
Bruce Springsteen photo book
Bruce Springsteen Through the Decades: See Never-Before-Published Photos by Janet Macoska
Obit Martin Ginsburg, New York, USA
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Bobby Bones Is Learning to Be 'Vulnerable' with Wife Caitlin — and Challenging Himself on New Shows
Ashanti signs copies of her book "My Name Is a Story" at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 1, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ashanti Celebrates Her 'Unique' Name with New Kids' Book and Talks About Plans to Have Kids 'Soon'
Former RNC Spokesman Tim Miller Details 'Republican Road to Hell' in New Book
Former RNC Spokesman Tim Miller Recounts 'the Republican Road to Hell' in New Book: 'I Was a Dark Artist'
Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett
Elizabeth Olsen and Husband Robbie Arnett Write Kids' Book About 'Self-Care'
Ludacris kid's book
Ludacris on Raising 4 Girls and His Kids' Book Inspired By Daughter Karma
Peleton's Robin Arzon kids' book announcement
Robin Arzón Writes Second Kids' Book Inspired by Daughter Athena: 'Babies Are Innate Athletes'
Nathan Chen
Nathan Chen Revisits His Childhood and 2022 Olympic Gold Win in New Memoir, 'One Jump at a Time'
Leslie Odom Jr. (R) and Nicolette Robinson attend the 74th Annual Tony Awards at Winter Garden Theater on September 26, 2021 in New York City.
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson's Picture Book Celebrates Their Bond With Their Kids: 'Infinitely Loved'
Author Jennifer Weiner on Surviving the Loss of Her Mother, Father-in-Law and Dog Last Summer
Jennifer Weiner on Navigating the Deaths of Her Mom, Father-in-Law and Dog Last Year and Her New Book
Margaret Atwood Uses a Flamethrower on the 'Unburnable' Edition of The Handmaid's Tale in Protest of Book Burning Across the U.S.
Margaret Atwood Uses a Flamethrower on 'Unburnable' Edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' to Protest Book Banning
Members of the Kennedy family leave the US Capitol follwing a brief service, leaving the body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy where it will lie in state, Washington DC, November 24, 1963. Visible are Jacqueline Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (center), her children, John Kennedy Jr (1960 - 1999) (right) and Caroline Kennedy, and her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy
Robert McNamara's Son Craig Remembers Playing with JFK Jr. and Caroline Kennedy After JFK's Death
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: (L-R) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on as Debbie Birx, White House Corona Virus Response Coordinator, speaks during a briefing on the administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, President Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force team met with pharmaceutical companies representatives who are actively working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Dr. Deborah Birx on Fighting the Pandemic From a Fraught Trump White House: 'I'm Used to Uphill Battles'
LZ Farley Adele Yogi Cooper
Meet the N.J. Woman Saving 600 Animals at Her Rescue After Escaping Domestic Abuse As a Child
Tor Kenward
Winemaker Tor Kenward Remembers His Time with Julia Child in New Memoir: 'She Lit Up the Room'
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. standing with his family after announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Photo by Cynthia Johnson/Getty Images)
New Jill Biden Biography Reveals a 'Funny' and Fiercely 'Protective' Mother and Wife: She 'Saved Him'
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland on Leaving Sweet Notes in Her Son's Lunchbox and New Kids' Book: 'Always with You'
Jenna and Barbara Bush
Jenna Bush Hager Remembers Last-Minute Target Run for Diapers After Sister Barbara's Baby Came Early
Barbara Bush with daughter Cora Georgia Coyne
Barbara Bush Reveals Daughter Spent Time in NICU Named After Her Grandmother: 'It Felt Divine'
Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa Unveils Cover of Her Memoir 'Live Wire' After 18 Months of Writing: 'A Labor of Love'
Chloe Cooper Jones
Author Chloé Cooper Jones, Who Has a Visible Disability, On Deciding to Claim Space For Herself and Her Son
Colin Kaepernick kids' book
Colin Kaepernick Shares First Look at His Kids' Book Inspired by a 'Revelatory' Childhood Moment
Molly Shannon
How Molly Shannon's Loss of Her Mom and Sister in Tragic Car Crash Inspired Her 'SNL' Character