Memoirs are defined as a narrative that’s written from the perspective of the author about a specific or important part of their own life that they want to share with the readers. Now, let’s be honest, memoirs are not interesting unless you’re reading about someone you idealise; for example, a celebrity. Celebrity memoirs are known to be great for time pass as they are considered to be guilty pleasure reads. Honestly speaking, reading the memoir won’t benefit you in any way but it would give you an insight into the life of your favourite celebrity. You’ll read and get to know about those parts of their lives that never make it to the screen.
So, it’s safe to say that celebrity memoirs are interesting to some extent. If you’re planning to read one then here are our best picks.
1. The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Like many other YouTubers-turned-into-star, Issa Rae was also one of those who are remembered by Millennials. She rose to fame when her YouTube videos started to garner more and more views. She also released her web series called Awkward Black Girl in 2011. The show focused on the life of a black woman in the ‘post-Obama’ era of America. The perfect comedic timing and funny one-liner won the hearts of her fans and she even released her memoir based on the same theme. The memoir talks about the experience of being the odd one out as she didn’t feel ‘black’ enough.
2. They Called Us Enemy By George Takei
George Takei starred in the 1960s Star Trek as Lt. Sulu and, soon enough, became a household name. However, Takei had other plans in mind. He left his booming acting career and released a powerful graphic novel memoir, which focused on Takei’s childhood and his memories from the time when his family, alongside other 120,000 Japanese families, was forced to leave their homes and into internment camps during World War II. George Takei used his platform to raise awareness and talk about what many didn’t! He shed light on his life when racism was legalised.
3. In Pieces By Sally Field
If you spend 7 years writing your memoir then you best believe that it’s going to be a great one. Sally Fields did just that; her memoir shows her true feelings and her journey. Fields mentioned her lifelong struggle with insecurity and loneliness. Sally even opened up about the traumatic experience of suffering sexual abuse by a family member.
These memoirs are eye-opening.