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The many wonders of being famous is the knowledge you gain. These memoirs from different generations give insights into what they have lost and gained from fame. From politicians to pop sensations to Oscar winners, these celebs will have you hooked on the real life of fame.

The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone

In 2001 actress Sharon Stone suffered a massive stroke that cost her her health, career, family, fortune, and her global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone shares her efforts and what it took to rebuild her life in an industry that makes it tough to rebound.  This memoir is a story of women’s strength, resilience and activism within the entertainment industry. When you get to live your life twice, you do it better the second time.

Taste by Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table, and here Tucci shares his story beyond the recipes and how the kitchen shapes who he is today. This memoir goes deep into the taste of food and how it strengthens you to go further in life and accomplish more than you dream of.

Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares her life parallels in this memoir.  Through her childhood in India, being a teenager in the United States, and then going back to India to win pageants, jump-starting her career. Priyanka reflects on her life from a distinct perspective. Unfinished is a memoir on the moments that shape our futures from a young age and inspires others to be bold throughout all odds.

This Will All Be Over Soon by Cecily Strong

A powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin—and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her—amid the coronavirus pandemic. In this raw, unflinching memoir about loss, love, laughter, and hope, Strong offers a poignant account of her cousin’s life, both before and after his diagnosis. Inspired by his unshakable positivity and the valuable lessons he taught her, she has written a book that—as indicated by its title—serves as a moving reminder: whatever challenges life might throw one’s way, they will be over soon. And so will life. So make sure to appreciate every day and don’t take a second of it for granted.

The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting by Evanna Lynch

Actress and activist Evanna Lynch has long been viewed as a role model for people recovering from anorexia, as the story of her casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films grew to almost mythic proportions—a tale of how she faced disordered eating as a young girl, found solace in a beloved book series, and later landed the part of her favorite character. But that is not the whole story.Revealing a startlingly accomplished voice, Lynch delves into the very heart of her relationship with her body. As she takes the reader through a personal journey of leaving behind the safety of girlhood, she explores the pivotal choices that ultimately led her down the path of creativity and toward acceptance of the wild, sensual, and unpredictable reality of womanhood.

Stronger by Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain tells her love story along with the life of politics in her memoir Stronger. Since John’s passing Cindy has shined a light on their life together and how his values have helped her not only grieve, but flourish. Cindy’s memoir goes deep into her life with John and their children and her role in politics from the past to now.

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson, a long-time actress, gives her thoughts and dreams a voice in this enriching memoir, giving a preset into her life as a church girl, a curious teenager, and her life on stage. This memoir gives a lifetime of truth and discovery and what it takes to find the purpose in one’s life.

Yearbook by Seth Rogen

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen shares his life and what made him want to be in comedy. With comedic jabs, Seth goes into the early life of being a comedian and the adventures he had in Los Angeles when he got his start. This memoir sets into the passion and inspirations that shape a person into who they are today.

Broken Horses by Brandi Carlisle

Renowned musician Brandi Carlile shines a light on her rocky life and the overcoming of many challenges, including coming out openly gay as a teenager. This caused tension between her faith and sexuality, but this to her became her way of discovering music.  Brandi’s memoir goes deep into her life as a child, as a teenager, and as a music sensation while being a wife and a mother, and how these moments have shaped her.

Billie Eilish By Billie Eilish

Music phenomenon Billie Eilish shares her life and talent in this memoir. With the fanbase growing, the charts topping and the Grammys won, Billie feels ready to give her devotion to her fans. This memoir captures the beauty and truth of who Billie is and her willingness to give to her fans.

Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life by Julianna Margulies

Actress Julianna Margulies was always known as the “Sunshine Girl,” growing up with divorced parents and living on different sides of the world. Julianna always found a way to comfort people and be a light in people’s lives. This memoir is unapologetic in the many ways Juliana found a balance between her personal life and professional, and it will leave readers inspired.

Stories to Tell by Richard Marx

One of the most renowned artists, Richard Marx, gives insight into the world of music and how it has shaped so many things in life.  From the memories of making music with icons to his personal life, Marx tells many fun stories of his life as a musician.  This memoir is exciting, fun and rich in a musician’s struggles and accomplishments.

No, Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn’t Come Easy by Chip Gaines

Chip Gaines, famous builder and HGTV star, goes deep into his personal life to show how he built his life with meaning, joy and connection, along with the homes he constructs with his wife and his children. This memoir is sure to be inspirational for those who are taking the steps to live life to the fullest and how Chip has made his goals a priority in his life.