The field of memoir writing is chock full of books that would make better kindling than reading, but there are definitely some larger-than-life stories out there worth chronicling. Sir Ian McKellen recently snagged a whopping $1.4 million advance for a memoir about his incredible life, but the legendary actor decided to return the cash and… More »
Sonia Manzano is more than just Maria. More »
Buying your first piece of IKEA furniture. Backpacking around Europe. One-night stands. Splurging on dinner Friday night and spending the rest of the week eating ramen. These are just a few of the things most of us expect of our 20s.
Something that isn’t on anyone’s list? Slowing going blind from a degenerative… More »
Mother’s Day is when advertising distills motherhood down to home-cooked brunch, a bracelet, or a fragrant bouquet. But for far too many people, the relationship with their mom is a complicated one. Not all mothers have been nurturing and caring; not all daughters and sons have overcome the trauma of their childhoods as adults. There… More »
Former MTV VJ Kennedy (you probably remember her if you were a loyal “Alternative Nation” watcher as I was) makes some outrageous claims in her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles.
In a chapter titled “MJ and the VJ” Kennedy recounts a game of dice back in 1995, when she was still a virgin. More »
Shhh. Don’t tell Mindy Kaling, but I didn’t read her first memoir. (Yet!) From what I hear, 2011’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) was okay. Her publisher thinks it was more-than-okay, because the 33-year-old is going to write a second memoir about “the high highs and the low lows of the… More »
In her new memoir, Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine’s daughter, Sachi Parker, reveals some shocking information about her famous mom. In the book, there’s an excerpt about how Shirley MacLaine invited her sex therapist friends over to support Parker when she lost her virginity at age 17. According… More »
Anna Wintour of Vogue is allegedly scratching out a memoir, although her rep denies it. I’m still holding out hope for the Grace Coddington memoir. [New York Post]
“The Simpsons” invited Prince William and Kate Middleton to lend their voices to an episode during their visit to L.A.. Even though they got a… More »
Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent does an interpretive reading of Justin Bieber’s supposedly-not-a-memoir, First Step 2 Forever: My Story. Yes, Justin, it may technically be a picture book. But it’s also a dramatic retelling of your life story, so far. So we’re gonna call a spade a spade, and we’re thrilled that you’ve joined… More »
Nine year-old Rubina Ali is more than just an adorable actress from “Slumdog Millionaire”—she’s also a soon-to-be author! [People] – From the description, the memoir sounds just as vivid as the beautiful film.
Denise Richards talks about her “complicated” life in an interview with PopEater. [Pop Eater] — She actually sounds fairly intelligent! Way to… More »