Posts tagged "memoirs"

Witches Of America Won’t Make You A Believer In Magic, But It Will Help You Consider Its Possibilities

This book won’t change the minds of deep-seated skeptics, but it will at least crack the doors of perception for those willing to listen. …

Megan Reynolds | October 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Amy Schumer Got A $8 Million Dollar Book Deal Because She Held Out For What She’s Worth

If you’re a famous female comedian, part of the Faustian arrangement you  make when you accept the mantle of fame is that you will write a book. Amy Poehler’s written…

Megan Reynolds | October 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Get Excited! Patti Smith Is Releasing A New Memoir, M Train, This Fall

Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, is one of my favorite reads of the last couple of years, so I’m so pumped by the news that she’ll be releasing a followup memoir, called M Train, this…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

5 Lady Comic Memoirs, Ranked (Spoiler: #1 Is Not Bossypants)

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m…

Jana Pollack | July 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

Report: Lindsay Lohan Signing $1 Million Book Deal For Her Memoirs

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly poised to sign a $1 million book deal for her memoirs,  AKA  journals that she kept during her most recent stint in rehab.  No, I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Our Favorite Travel Books: How To Travel The World In $20 Or Less

I love traveling — it’s basically why I work. That, and to feed my cat. But sometimes it’s difficult to scrape together enough money to get on your way –…

Julie Gerstein | March 6, 2013 - 11:00 am

A Funny Memoir Full Of Tall Tales

Normally I like to wait until I’ve read a book to actually recommend it, but for some writers I make exceptions. In this case, I’m talking about the amazing Anna…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 7, 2012 - 9:40 am

10 Memoirs That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Life

One of my favorite genres is what I like to call the “Hey, my life’s not actually that bad!” memoir, in which the author recounts the true(ish) story of their…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 19, 2012 - 10:00 am

Denise Richards Promises Her Memoir Won’t Smear Charlie Sheen

“I get into the good stuff about my marriage because people have only gotten the rotten stuff. There was a beautiful love story between us … I went through a…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 14, 2011 - 12:20 pm

All The Deets On Bristol Palin’s Memoir, “Not Afraid Of Life”

Bristol Palin’s memoir is coming out this summer and it will be called Not Afraid Of Life. Kudos to you for making reference to anti-abortion propaganda, Bristol! Not Afraid Of

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Radical Read

We suppose it’s a little weird to be writing about wanting a book — but if you’ve read even a tiny excerpt of Rachel Shukert’s impossibly funny travel memoir, Everything

Julie Gerstein | October 14, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Jaycee Lee Dugard Writing A Memoir

Nothing could make me want to read a memoir by 16-year-old Justin Bieber. Nor am I interested in Demi Moore’s life story. Or Anne Heche’s, or Laura Bush’s, or basically…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 27, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Justin Bieber’s Way Too Young To Write A Memoir

I’ve always told my writer friends that they’re not allowed to write a memoir about their life until they’ve actually learned something from their mistakes. These kinds of things take…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 3, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Belinda Carlisle’s Lips Are Unsealed

I don’t think I knew any young girls growing up in the ’80s who didn’t worship the all-girls rock band The Go-Go’s. I was no exception. I was specifically taken…

Ami Angelowicz | July 7, 2010 - 6:20 pm

An Illiterate R. Kelly Wants You To Read His Book

Here’s some amazing news: R. Kelly — the guy who has written hits like “You Remind Me of Something,” given us cinematic gems like the “Trapped in the Closet” saga,…

Annika Harris | December 10, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Jodie Sweetin’s Book Not So, Uh, Sweet

You can tell a lot about a book by the first sentence. And the first sentence of Jodie Sweetin’s memoir is pretty telling: “F**k it” (only without the astericks). You…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 26, 2009 - 8:15 pm

No Time To Write Your Life Story? Compose A Six-Word Memoir Instead

“Liars, hysterectomy didn’t improve sex life!” That’s Joan Rivers’ six-word memoir, as published in Not Quite What I Was Planning, which has been rereleased in a deluxe edition for the…

Catherine Strawn | December 3, 2008 - 9:30 pm

Congrats Cody!

Smart women, like good strippers, know how to market themselves and Diablo Cody has found more ways to turn a buck than pasties with tassels. The Academy Award Winning screenwriter…

Simcha | February 29, 2008 - 3:00 pm