Books by inspiring celebrity women

In this special collection of books by celebrity women we all know and love, we rounded up some of the most inspirational stories shared with humility, authenticity, humor and most of all, the type of encouragement and motivation that makes a gal want to be her very best self. Discover your next inspirational read by these celebrities!

Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life by Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood has worked hard for the toned arms and strong legs that fans see today – and she’s achieved it by combining changes to her lifestyle, diet and workouts, all while balancing her career and motherhood. In Find Your Path, she offers her best tips, meal plans, recipes and workout programs that anyone can stick to.


Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

Comedian Ali Wong shares intimately heartfelt and hilarious letters written to her daughters in this book, packed with fierce advice about life, dating, working, motherhood and marriage. Although it’s written to her daughters, all women will find Wong’s stories relatable and her monologue invigorating.


This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

In this highly-anticipated memoir, the Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress shares her one-of-a-kind life story of fast fame and a fan following. From the story of her first job as a phone sex “talker,” to her tales deeply rooted in themes such as race, depression and friendship, she puts honesty at the forefront in This Is Just My Face.


Open Book: A Memoir by Jessica Simpson

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Jessica Simpson reveals her most intimate struggles through journals she’s kept since age 15. Humorous, down-to-earth and authentic, she shares her journey from preacher’s daughter to pop singer, reality TV star, actress and fashion mogul – along with the crippling fears and emotions that plagued her along the way.


We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union

In this powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood and what it means to be a modern woman, Gabrielle fearlessly reveals the most intimate stories of her life. She tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, along with the challenges and complexities she experienced in her youth.


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland

“Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?” Misty Copeland made history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But this didn’t come easily. In this moving memoir she shares about living in a motel room where she slept on the floor with her siblings, and the courage and immense sacrifice it took to find her place today.  

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Alison Luther

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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