Top Ten Tuesday: Seven Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump.

To be honest, I didn’t feel like doing this topic. It would just be a list of some of my favorite books that you’ve probably seen a million times on my TTT lists. Instead, I’m hyping Ten Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading.


1. Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick

If you like Anna Kendrick in movies, you’re going to love her in real life. Her stories about growing up on Broadway and making it to Hollywood are fun and funny.

2. Yes, My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
by Kunal Nayyar

Yes, My Accent is Real is humorous and fun to read. It’s filled with interesting and heartwarming stories of Kunal Nayyar’s past. My favorite stories were about his college years in Portland, Oregon and how he got his big break.

3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
by Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? sounds like it is directly coming out of Mindy Kaling’s mouth. I felt like we were girlfriends sitting around and she was telling me about her life, random things that have happened to her and her advice. The book is all about fun. It’s not super deep or necessarily inspiring, but it will make you smile.

4. Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling

Why not spend more time with Mindy Kaling?

5. Between a Rock and a Heart Place: A Memoir
by Pat Benatar

I’m a big fan of music from the 1980’s. I loved reading this memoir. It was like getting an inside look at the music scene at that time. I also loved learning more about Pat Benatar. I love her voice.

6. Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood
by Jenny McCarthy

If you’ve had a baby, you will appreciate this unapologetic look at what that first year is like.

7. Unqualified
by Ana Faris

Unqualified wasn’t my favorite memoir, but that’s just because a lot of it felt like an ode to Chris Pratt and they were already on their way to divorce when I read it. I did really like reading how she came to fame and about her son, though. Those chapters made it worth reading. I’m including it because I think if you like her, you’ll like this book.

24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Seven Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading

  1. I really want to read Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick and Unqualified by Anna Faris. I didn’t have the best of luck with the first Mindy Kaling book sadly. It just drug on in my opinion. I’m glad you enjoyed it though <3

  2. I’m intrigued by Unqualified, but the timing of the book release was quiet awkward amid the divorce haha. I’ve heard some great things about Mindy Kaling’s memoir though.

  3. I don’t generally read non-fiction, but I do make exceptions for funny lady memoirs. I’ve read both of the Mindy Kaling books and want to read the Anna Kendrick book. I think my favorite, though, was Lauren Graham’s book. Have you read that one?

    • I have not! I need to request it from the library. Maybe that will be one of my audiobooks when my daughter goes back to school in a couple of weeks.

  4. Great list! I am really interested in the Mindy Kalings book. The two celebrity memoirs that I really liked are Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and We Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.

    • Thank you! Mindy’s were so fun. They made it feel like she was your friend.
      I haven’t read those two! I need to add them to my list. I’ve wanted to read Noah’s book, but this is a great reminder.

  5. I have a copy of Why Not Me? on my bookshelf that I should really get to reading one of these days. I love Mindy so much. Anna Kendrick’s book sounds like a good one to try as well. 🙂

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