Thursday, July 2, 2009

~Booking Through Thursday~ Celebrities~

Todays BTT question:

Suggested by Callista83:

Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

I certainly do read celebrity memoirs. I am picky about which celebrity - it has to be someone that I really like and admire. I won't waste my time reading a celebrity memoir just because it is on a bestseller list or highly advertised.

Three of my favorite celebrity memoirs are Gilda Radners "It's Always Something" (although while reading it, I was convinced that I had ovarian cancer) Dolly Partons "My Life and Other Unfinished Business" and Mary Higgins Clark "Kitchen Priviledges".

I am not sure of any nonexistent celebrity memoirs that I would like to read. I am on the waiting list for "Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone" by Vera Ramone King (although that may not count as a "celebrity" memoir since Vera is writing it about her husband who was the celebrity). On its way to me in the mail from PBS is Melissa Gilbert's "Prairie Tale" I have read many mixed reviews about it, mostly being negative. Of course, I will need to check it out for myself! :)

Which celebrity memoir is your favorite? Who's celebrity memoir would you like to see written?












18 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I do hope I don't end up being the only one that doesn't like these, lol

Book Bird Dog said...

I don't really read celebrity novels. I rely on the news media for all the info!

Rebecca :) said...

Seems like Gilda Radner's memoir was a stressful read for you!

MISSY said...

Rebecca: It was. But I had to keep reading it. :)

gautami tripathy said...

I prefer memoirs of real people like Mahatma Gandhi!

Bluestocking said...

I don't really care that for memoirs. I think a celeb one would be even worse. Celebs

Scrap girl said...

I love to read celebrity memoirs. Though like you, I am picky over the ones I choose. That Melissa Gilbert one sounds good.

Cathy said...

I don't read celebrity memoirs - I don't think I would trust anything that they wrote.

Enjoy the long weekend!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

I didn't realize Mary Higgins Clark had a memoir called 'Kitchen Privileges'. I absolutely love her suspense works. I'll check it out, thanks!

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Yvonne said...

I read William Shatner's and Maureen McCormick's memoirs, but that's about it. I don't go out of my way to get them, but if something interests me, I'll check it out.

JoAnn said...

I don't read many celebrity memoirs, but I might like to read Gilda Radner's book.

Vicki said...

I might like reading about Gilda Radner & Melissa Gilbert.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I love reading AUTHOR memoirs.I have read a few celeb ones but none stand out at the moment.

Lisa said...

I have read a few, but don't make a habit of it. These days it doesn't take much to be considered a celebrity and I just don't care enough or have the desire to read about their personal lives. Although, years ago I read Dolly Parton's too and I did enjoy that one. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Missy!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I love memoir and write it myself, but normally do not read celebrity memoir.

Last read - Joan Didion - The Year of Magical Thinking. Great book.

Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm the same as you really, I only read the ones that I am really interested in. Happy BTT!

Tina K said...

I wrote about Gene Wilder's memoir, Kiss Me Like A Stranger for BTT. I would be interesting to see Gilda Radner's perspective on their time together.

bokunosekai said...

Thx for visiting :)

I haven't read any celeb memoirs but maybe someday

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