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These Are The Best Hollywood Celebrity Autobiographies Ever Written

by Paul Heath

When we watch actors on-screen, sometimes we think we know everything about them – what they’re like deep down and what makes them tick. The truth is that we have no idea. Actors do a great job of concealing their own personalities in the roles they play, so much so that general audiences are often completely unaware of off-screen trouble and drama that is commonplace in Hollywood.

Frequently, the only time that the public gets a glimpse behind the celebrity curtain is when autobiographies are released. These books are tell-all and let the celebrity bare their own soul in an attempt to showcase that life is so different when the cameras stop rolling. The following autobiographies are rich in detail and full of incredible stories – stories which could only come from the life of a Hollywood actor.

Carrie Fisher – Wishful Drinking

One of many hilarious and shocking books released by the late and great Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking seems to take the cake as the most honest and revealing of them all. Fisher tells what life was like during and after the filming of the Star Wars films and how difficult it was to become a worldwide icon at such a young age. Fisher’s tales are half-tragic and half-hilarious when written in her own self-depreciating style, and you’re never more than a few pages away from a scandalous revelation intertwined within juicy celebrity gossip.

Kevin Hart – I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons

From stand-up comedy shows at sold-out arenas to starring in some of the highest-grossing movies in the last few years, Kevin Hart may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he knows how to work hard. A rough upbringing and a desire to toil away in a hugely competitive field, Hart’s book gives hope for the little guy and displays that working in the entertainment industry isn’t purely down to luck. Funny, heartwarming and motivational, I Can’t Make This Up is simply pure Hart.

Rob Lowe – Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Rob Lowe, in simple terms, was “The Man” during the early and mid-Eighties. A handsome face, a string of successful movies, and an ice-cool personality made him a hugely popular actor across the world. However, after a bad showing at the 1989 Oscars, poor acting choices and many other scandals, it wasn’t until the late 2000s that Lowe started to become relevant again. In Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lowe is open with his discussion of his mistakes, successes, as well as his childhood and relationships with the Hollywood elite.

Anna Kendrick – Scrappy Little Nobody

Kendrick might be known for her roles in hit films like Twilight and Pitch Perfect, but there’s a lot more to the young star actor than meets the eye. In Scrappy Little Nobody, Kendrick discusses her desire from an early age simply to make people laugh. Also, she talks frankly about the Hollywood lifestyle, dating, her rise to fame, and her battle with her own body image in a world where “perfection” is to be expected.

Writing an autobiography can be time-consuming and a lot of effort, but it’s often seen as very therapeutic and liberating, as all the stories and thoughts of your life can finally be put to the page and immortalized forever. Although Hollywood actors may well have wilder tales to tell, your own story is just as important and should be told one day. This can be done with the help of book printing services from print24 or with good old pen and paper, but regardless, make it honest, make it interesting, and make it about you.

For more book content, see our article on the most amazing movies which originated from books.

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