11 Celeb Memoirs You'll Want to Clear Space on Your Bookshelf For
People can't get enough of Kendrick's hilarious Twitter feed, and her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody, is sure to be equally as entertaining. Readers get a peek into her life as an Academy Award-nominated actress, but also her life before fame — and all the "crazy" inside her head.
CAITLYN JENNER IS PENNING A MEMOIR
Jenner's yet-to-be-titled book is tentatively scheduled to arrive in stores in Spring 2017. The former champion athlete is pairing up with journalist Buzz Bissinger – who wrote the Vanity Fair cover story that introduced her to the world – to write a memoir about her transition from male to female. "Things have been moving so quickly that it will be nice to slow things down a bit and take the proper time to reflect on this journey," Jenner said about the project in a statement. "I couldn't pick a better team, in Grand Central and Buzz, to make sure this story is told with a lot of honesty and care."
GABOUREY SIDIBE IS WORKING ON HERS, TOO
The Empire actress' memoir, to be published in 2017, will feature stories from her life, covering everything from fame and depression to her globe-trotting childhood. "I've been writing since I was a child, and have always had so many stories to tell that are too long, shady and impolite to share in interviews," Sidibe said in a press release. "It brings me much joy to add Published Writer to my résumé of Actor and part-time Foot Model."
DREW BARRYMORE: WILDFLOWER
One thing we'll never forget about this book: Barrymore revealed that her mother provided "zero protection, zero consistency" while she grew up in Hollywood, but that the pair reached an amicable agreement when she was emancipated at 15. "That was where our journey had led us to, and we were actually okay with – that that's where we needed to go at that point," Barrymore said of the stories shared in her book during an appearance on Today.
The actress told PEOPLE she wrote the collection of autobiographical essays, which chronicle everything from her childhood fame to becoming a mother, for her daughters Olive, 3, and Frankie, 20 months. "When I first started having children, people were like, 'Well, what are you going to tell them about [your upbringing]?' And there was always a connotation and insinuation of, 'You should be ashamed,'" she said. "But that's crazy. [My daughters] are going to know I'm not some holier-than-thou person who just doesn't want them to live. I just want to guide them in the best way possible."
LENA DUNHAM: NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL
One thing we'll never forget about this book: Dunham is the kind of girl who takes on her critics.
The Girls star fought those who accused her of molesting her younger sister based on a story from her childhood that she retold in her memoir, which came out last year. "Usually this is stuff I can ignore, but don't demean sufferers, don't twist words," she wrote on Twitter. "I told a story about being a weird 7-year-old. I bet you have some too …"
TORI SPELLING: SPELLING IT LIKE IT IS
One thing we'll never forget about this book: She'll never start a band with Katie Holmes.
Within its pages was a diss to the former Mrs. Cruise, Holmes, whom Spelling described as "plastic." "As I sat waiting outside his music room, I heard his prior appointment working with him in the other room. It was some actress singing horribly off-key," Spelling wrote of bumping into Holmes during a visit to her vocal coach. "I heard him say goodbye and then the actress walked out of the room. It was Katie Holmes."
MELISSA JOAN HART: MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL
One thing we'll never forget about this book: She sucked face with Ryan Reynolds, and we're jealous.
In 2013, the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch actress dished on her young life in the limelight, which included a makeout session with Reynolds as a teen. Not that now-wife Blake Lively is anywhere as envious as we are: "It came out that Blake didn't know," Hart told PEOPLE. "She did know, actually. She reached out to me via email to help her with a birthday present for Ryan!"
MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH
One thing we'll never forget about this book: No one ever forgets meeting Brad Pitt.
In his 2013 memoir, Tyson recalls an unexpected moment in which he came face-to-face with Pitt. While going through a split with then-wife Robin Givens, the boxer says the former couple were still seeing each other – until Givens pulled up to her home with Pitt sitting in the passenger seat of her car. "You had to see the look on his face. He looked like he was ready to receive his last rites," Tyson wrote in his book, adding that Pitt pleaded, "Dude, don't strike me – don't strike me."
COREY FELDMAN: COREYOGRAPHY
One thing we'll never forget about this book: He went to Disneyland with Michael Jackson.
In his 2013 book, the former child star detailed his battles with substance abuse and how he suffered sexual abuse by a former assistant. He also reiterated that there was nothing inappropriate about his friendship with Michael Jackson. Instead, the actor dished on a trip to Disneyland the pair took in disguise, for which Jackson donned a fake nose, sunglasses and a giant Afro.
BROOKE SHIELDS: THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL
One thing we'll never forget about this book: The actress lost her virginity to Dean Cain.
The book, released in 2014, focuses on her complicated relationship with her mom, Teri, and details the time she lost her virginity to college beau (and future Superman) Cain when she was 22. After they had sex, "I was buck naked streaking down the hallway and running like I had just stolen someone's wallet."
RON BURGUNDY: LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!
One thing we'll never forget about this book: Burgundy attended Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School, of course.
What else did you expect from the fictional star of Anchorman? In addition to the aforementioned revelation, Let Me Off at the Top! reveals more about dog Baxter and the formation of the Channel 4 news team. "The first time I sat down and read this thing," said Burgundy, "I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank!"
MACKENZIE PHILLIPS: HIGH ON ARRIVAL
One thing we'll never forget about this book: Phillips says she had a long-term incestuous relationship with her dad.
In the shocking 2009 tell-all, the former child star revealed that she engaged in a sexual relationship with her father, musician John Phillips of the '60s band The Mamas amp the Papas. The subsequent firestorm prompted her to speak out, saying he "was not a bad man, he was a very sick man," burdened by the legacy of his own troubled childhood.