Posts tagged "memoirs"

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 a book. So has Tina Fey. Mindy Kaling wrote two books. Lena Dunham’s pooped out one and will probably poop out another. Judy Greer ha…

Megan Reynolds / October 1, 2015

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 fall. According to her publisher Knopf:

M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2015

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 talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and…

Jana Pollack / July 15, 2014

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 not being snarky — that’s actually what she’s publishing! Page Six said publishers are concerned about inking a bigger deal because they are concerned she…

Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2014

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 — plane tickets are murderously expensive and it can be impossible to take time off work. And that’s why, when I’ve gone through a stretch of…

Julie Gerstein / March 6, 2013

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 Goldfarb (of the blog Shmitten Kitten, and an occasional Frisky contributor) and her upcoming memoir, Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through: The Story of One Tall

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2012

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 severe drug addiction, homelessness, crazy affairs, horrifically bad parents, accidental murder, or some combination of all of the above. Whatever the content matter, these book…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 19, 2012

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 lot and I get asked a lot of questions about that time in my life so I figured that I would share my story and,…

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 Life, which is being published by William Morrow, will cover her 20 years on Earth, including her appearance on “Dancing With the Stars,” her religiou…

Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2011

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 Is Going to Be Great, you’ll understand. We started reading a copy of Shukert’s second book over the weekend at a friend’s house, but only…

Julie Gerstein / October 14, 2010

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 90 percent of the famous folks who have released autobiographies in recent years. But Jaycee Lee Dugard? Yep, that is a memoir I would like…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 27, 2010

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 time. A lot more than, say, 16 years. Which is precisely why Justin Bieber should not be writing a memoir. He hasn’t fallen into hard…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2010

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 with the funky hair-rocking, Day-Glo-clothes-sporting, frosted lipstick-wearing lead singer, Belinda Carlisle. I wanted to be her, but now I’m not so sure. Belinda’s new tell-all…

Ami Angelowicz / July 7, 2010

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, battled against child-pornography charges, and admitted that he couldn’t “read really” — is penning a memoir. The book will be released in early 2011 from…

Annika Harris / December 10, 2009

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 probably remember Jodie as Stephanie Tanner on “Full House,” the middle sister with blonde hair who had perfected the art of wearing a scrunchie. So…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 26, 2009

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 holidays. We’re hoping they add ours to the next edition … [Jezebel]

“It’s had its ups and downs.” — Annika
“Good parents; spoiled, but…

Catherine Strawn / December 3, 2008

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 of Juno, who sauntered up to accept her award with skull earrings, a sexy lady tattoo, and a leopard print dress with a slit u…

Simcha / February 29, 2008