I have mixed feelings when it comes to books written by celebrities. But you know, with most things there are the good and the bad. In this post I’m going to focus on the good because I’m not in the mood to be a hater.
In my opinion, the success of a book written by a celebrity is completely dependent on how funny they are. An example of this is Mindy Kaling. After reading her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) I decided she’s an absolutely perfect human being in every way possible. Her book is hilarious, sweet, relatable, and inspiring (or maybe I was just inspired by it because I related to her and her career aspirations so much).
Another great celeb author is Chelsea Handler. If you’re looking for a laugh out loud type book, anything by Chelsea Handler is what you want to go for. The first time I read one of her books it was Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and I read it on the beach. I was in hysterics and received a lot of concerned glances from people who thought I was crazy. After that one I had to read the others and they were all equally as good.
The most recent one I’ve read is Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants. This book was a great mixture of funny anecdotes and cool behind the scenes stuff. I loved hearing about how she got her job at Saturday Night Live, how all of the Sarah Palin stuff happened, and how she dealt with 30 Rock. And let’s be honest….It was written by Tina Fey, of course it’s awesome.
I really think that celeb books aren’t bad things like a lot of people paint them out to be! It’s a lot of fun to read books written by people that we see in the limelight because it gives a different perspective to what we’ve seen in the media. It’s their chance to speak out and tell us about themselves without being skewed by others and I think that’s a really cool (and hilarious) thing!