Celebrities are undoubtedly inspiring. Whether through their work on-screen, on-stage or in the books they’ve written, we look up to these stars and admire their accomplishments. Here are some books by celebrities that entertain, enlighten and certainly teach us something about the world in which we live.

Books by celebrities that taught us something_The Last Black UnicornThe Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Actress and stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish did what she had to do to survive in south central L.A. She was funny. In The Last Black Unicorn, she shares personal essays about what it was like to grow up with the odds against her. But don’t be fooled, this brutally honest book is one that will make you laugh.

Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously by Candace Cameron Bure

Many of us know and love her as D.J. Tanner, star of Full House and Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure knows what it’s like to face adversity, and the secret is kindness. In her book, she shares how to stay centered despite difficulties and how to be true to yourself while navigating big life changes and choices.

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham is certainly an inspiration when it comes to writing. Her latest book is an extension of a commencement speech she gave in her hometown in 2018. This new release is about choosing your own path, finding joy and being curious and compassionate in your life no matter what you do. Bonus: illustrations in the book are done by Graham herself.

This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz has won over America, starring as Kate Pearson on This is Us. In her poignant new book, she is just as authentic and inspiring as she is on TV. From childhood setbacks to making it in Hollywood, Chrissy tells it all in This Is Me. Instructional and autobiographical, this book will surely teach you a thing or two about shooting for the stars and reaching your dreams.

The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

You may not know this but funny-man Steve Martin is a beautiful writer. In The Pleasure of My Company, we meet Daniel, a neurotic man living in Santa Monica, whose existence to the outside world is minimal. When Daniel meets Clarissa and Teddy, he might just become brave enough to face the outside world. Also check out Steve Martin’s gorgeous novel Shopgirl.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

In Mindy’s debut memoir, she shares personal anecdotes and insights on friendships, romance and stardom all with the signature wit we’ve come to know and love from watching her on The Office and The Mindy Project. Take an inside peek into the life of Mindy: a woman who has definitely made a name for herself.

Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

In this raw and honest New York Times bestseller, Portia openly and heartbreakingly shares her story of becoming the woman she is today. From anorexia to bulimia, to stardom, coming out and her marriage to Ellen DeGeneres, Unbearable Lightness shows the resilience of a woman determined to get well.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Don’t let the man hands on the cover fool you. Tina Fey’s Bossypants puts it all out there in her very own perspective. From her struggles to becoming a comedian, to her time on Saturday Night Live, Tina keeps it real and honest in this memoir. With stories about growing up as a nerd to motherhood and physical beauty, this book will make you rethink the word bossy.