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Extra, extra! Read all about it! Are these celeb-turned-authors substance? Or is it just a shiny veneer?
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Celebrated toff writes funny book. Standard.
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Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories is the whip-smart fiction debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg. Known for his iconic film roles but also for his regular pieces in the New Yorker and his two critically acclaimed plays, Eisenberg is an emerging voice in fiction.Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormrooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions.
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"I think you can make fun of anything as long as it's funny enough."

And that's exactly what standup comedian Sarah Silverman does. It's no holds barred, even when it comes to her bedwetting incidences when she was a child. This shockingly honest memoir is downright hilarious, yet poignant and tender at times, but one thing's for sure -— this woman sure can write as well as the way she makes everyone laughs.
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Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down-to-earth star was not always health-conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life-changing lessons that has fed Cameron’s hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.
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In her first book, one of the funniest women in Hollywood delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice.
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Kim Gordon is often described as aloof and distant, but in her biography, Girl in a Band, she opens up like never before. The New York Times bestseller tells of her life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll. Evocative and edgy, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves.
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Amy Schumer is that girl that we can all identify with sometimes. Parts of her at least.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (but of course), is a collection full of refreshingly candid and uproariously funny personal and observational essays. She mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.
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Johnny Cash. The Apostle Paul. Passionate. Controversial. Fiery. Destructive. Redeemed.

Two legendary men. Two thousand years apart-yet remarkably similar.

See Paul as you've never seen him before--through the creative imagination of one of the greatest singer-songwriters America has ever known. Subsequently see Johnny Cash, the man in Black, as you've never seen him before--as a passionist novelist consumed with the Man In White.
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In Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to «Just Kids» as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work — from her influential 1975 album «Horses» to her visual art and poetry.
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2011 — before the Kardashian sisters gained their searing-hot popularity and star status. They were tracking fame, no doubt, but not 2016 levels.

Dollhouse is the three sisters' 2011 novel, revealing the inner workings of a glamorous, high profile, and complicated family which, at the center of their universe, is one with a huge heart and a lot of love. Perhaps it's them perhaps it's not. But the novel offers a dramatic peek into the lives of a trio of sibling celebrities who are not always as they appear in the Hollywood gossip magazines.
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If you've seen a Russell Brand during an interview, you'll know he never shuts up, never stops talking, and his brain always runs so quickly, spouting out witty lines and comebacks.

And boy can he write. The gleeful and candid New York Times bestselling autobiography is of addiction, recovery, and his rise to fame.
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In his memoir American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson, host of The Late, Late Show, traces his journey from working-class Glasgow to the comedic limelight of Hollywood and American citizenship. He doesn't shy away from anything — not even his early days as an alcoholic. And his moving, honest, yet achingly funny biography will definitely keep you busy.
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From an MTV reality star to now an entrepreneur and influencer in her own right, Lauren Conrad has come a long way.

In her deliciously entertaining novel, television star Lauren Conrad pulls back the curtain on young Hollywood and shows that sometimes the real drama is behind the scenes.
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In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father’s Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.
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Stephen Fry has always loved America. In fact, he came very close to being born here. His fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its fifty states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, and beliefs creates such a remarkable nation. Stephen starts his journey on the East Coast and zigzags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii, talking to each state's hospitable citizens, listening to music, visiting landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breathtaking landscapes, following wherever his curiosity leads him.
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Timbaland has created so many great hits, but at the heart of celebdom, he remains a uniquely private man who shuns parties, stays out of gossip columns, and rarely gives interviews.

The long-anticipated inside look at the extraordinary career of the man who brought Sexy Back, the legendary producer in the pantheon of music greats as influential and groundbreaking as Motown’s Berry Gordy and a memoir of the creative process.
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"Can I Say" is a dark side of rock stardom. Blink 182's drummer writes honestly about his failed marriage, a drug addiction, a horrifying plane crash, and then the death of his close friend DJ AM.

Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights
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