Celebrity memoirs are often consumed as guilty pleasure reads, and are filled with details of the high-profile life, with all its perks, drugs, parties, dramas and scandals. But sometimes the world comes across a memoir which speaks to its readers for its truthfulness and raw emotion. Here are some of the most important celebrity memoirs of our times and they had a lot to say:
Tina Fey’s Bossypants
In her memoir, Bossypants, Tina Fey emerges as a quick-witted author providing details of her life, from her childhood to the days of improv comedy she spent in Chicago. She also wrote at length about their breakthrough in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Her memoir is a great commentary on the life of women in a man’s world, specifically the comedy scene in America. Her book is full of juicy behind-the-scenes gossip as well as thoughts on motherhood and womanhood.
Katharine Hepburn’s Me:
She was 84 years old when Hepburn released her memoir in 1991. After spending her life as an acting legend in Hollywood, gaining 12 Academy Award nominations and winning 4 Oscar Awards, Hepburn turned out to be the same fiery author her screen presence made her out to be. Me is an unabashed outlook on a life well spent in the Hollywood machine. The book is authentically and truthfully all Hepburn, with the same feistiness and wit which was her signature style all along.
Nora Ephron’s I feel bad about my neck:
Nora Ephron has always been a skilled writer, a wordsmith and a sharp-witted journalist and commentator of life, as evident in her essays published in the Esquire magazine. She was also a highly successful novelist, screenplay writer and film director, before she published her memoir/commentary in 2006. In the cleverly titled book, she discusses aging, her career shifts, observations and life in the ever-changing New York. The book is not strictly an autobiography, but tells you enough about the woman who penned it.
Sally Field’s In Pieces:
Sally Field is one of the few people who authored their own memoir, and not take the services of a ghostwriter. She spent seven years honing her writing craft, and takes the reader on a deeply personal journey in this book which talks about her beginnings, career and life. Her struggles, terrible childhood incidents and deeply rooted sense of loneliness and insecurity are key themes of her memoir. She bares it all: her Hollywood romance with the actor Burt Reynolds, her unlikely early success in the unpredictable field, and the story behind an iconic Oscar speech.