Booking Through Thursday: Celebrities?


The “Booking Through Thursday” question this week is grand:

“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?”

Oh, yes.

Though I’m much more guilty of reading celebrity biographies. Witness the recent–and, yes, ongoing–Buddy Holly Reading Spree.

But the occasional celebrity memoir is practically required reading for me. At least a couple each year.

I’m just finishing the addictive Waylon by Waylon Jennings and Lenny Kaye. Hard to put down!

And I have a bit of a tendency to read the memoirs of women on the sidelines–those who hang out with the huge celebrity and thus become famous themselves. So I’ve read Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon, and Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd and Penny Junor.

My true celebrity memoir addiction, though, is the “famous journalist memoir.” I’m a total sucker for those puppies! This is good stuff:
This Just In by Bob Schieffer
Merriman Smith’s Book of the Presidents by Merriman Smith
A Reporter’s Life by Walter Cronkite
A Good Life by Ben Bradlee
Talking Back by Andrea Mitchell
Eyewitness to Power by David Gergen

2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Celebrities?

  1. I enjoy reading biographies of historical figures more than celebrities these days. It doesn't take much to be considered a 'celebrity' it seems.

    I did forget to mention a memoir in my post that I read last year that was amazing. 'Infidel' by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. An eye opener that every American woman should read.

    I agree with what you said in your comment. In reading biographies and memoirs, you may learn things about them you really didn't want to know. There's a fine line there. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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