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More Must-Read Juicy Celeb Tell-All Books

Britney Spears snagged a $15 million deal for a tell-all book about her life! While we wait for it, let's check out some other juicy celeb memoirs.
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Britney Spears recently snagged herself a record-breaking publishing deal for a tell-all memoir. The book is expected to drop serious bombshells detailing the “Toxic” pop star’s career, personal life, and relationships with her family.

According to Page Six, the pop princess signed a $15 million deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster, following a bidding war with multiple publishers.

The decision to write a tell-all comes on the heels of her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, releasing her own memoir – a memoir that apparently left a bad taste in Britney’s mouth.

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In a now-deleted post, Britney noted that the timing of the book’s release was “unbelievable” and slammed her sister for “lying and making money” off of her.

“I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me,” Britney wrote, before calling her sister “scum.”

Britney’s attorney, Matthew Rosengart, then issued a cease-and-desist to bar Jamie Lynn from using Britney’s name in any future promotional appearances. The letter also asserts that Britney was “shocked” that her sister “exploited her for monetary gain.”

Ouch.

I, for one, am pretty excited to read a tell-all from Britney! I know there have been plenty of documentaries and articles focused on her as of late after her notorious 13-year-long conservatorship was finally dissolved. But it would be way cooler to hear it directly from Britney herself, am I right?

However, who knows how long it will actually be before the memoir hits shelves. Considering she just inked the deal this month, it could be a while. I figured maybe now’s the time to dive into some other juicy celeb tell-all memoirs! Seems like the logical way to pass the time.

Things I Should Have Said by Jamie Lynn Spears

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Let’s kick off the list with Jamie Lynn Spears’ memoir. Britney says it’s a bunch of lies, but it’s probably worth a read before checking out Britney’s own memoir!

Will by Will Smith

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We all know Will Smith as the West Philly kid who rocketed to stardom, which is epic on its own. But the Fresh Prince’s memoir gives an intimate look at the guy behind the persona, as he reveals insecurities and traumas that made him who he is.

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson was initially approached to write a motivational book about living your best life, but she walked away from the deal because she would rather be authentic. Don’t you want to read all about Simpson’s marriage and divorce to Nick Lachey, or her messy relationship with John Mayer?

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness might be a shining light on Queer Eye, but this book dives into some heavy subjects. He details all of the dark battles he’s dealt with to become the person he is now, including a tumultuous childhood and the moment he found out he was HIV-positive. I’m warning you though – Over the Top will make you love JVN even more.

You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union

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Following her first memoir, Gabrielle Union gave us another book in 2021: You Got Anything Stronger? According to the actress, this is her at her most vulnerable. She delves into her journey to motherhood through surrogacy, her battles against racial inequality in Hollywood, and everything else in between. 

Unqualified by Anna Faris

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Funny gal Anna Faris opens up about life, her childhood, and her relationships. If you’ve ever wanted hilarious relationship advice from Faris, here it is! And while she does talk about her marriages with Ben Indra and Chris Pratt, it’s not done in an overly dramatic way, which is refreshing.

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

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We know plenty about Phil Collins’ successes in the music world, but how much do you actually know about the guy personally? How did he become the legend he is now? This book details his childhood, marriages and divorces, stories behind the songs and shows, and more. He is candid, honest, and flawed. And, he apparently witnessed Princess Diana’s affair firsthand.

God Bless This Mess: Learning to Live and Love Through Life’s Best (and Worst) Moments by Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown’s memoir is here to show us all that true growth comes from all those messy moments in life, as she goes through painful experiences in her life and moments that tested her faith. And don’t worry, she dishes on former flames and Bachelorette contestants, too.

To Me, He Was Just Dad by Joshua David Stein

Unlike the other memoirs on our list, this one is actually a compilation of many different stories. Told by the kids of famous dads, it gives a glimpse into what it was like growing up with the likes of Christpher Reeve, Miles Davis, John Lennon, Evil Knievel, and Pablo Escobar as a father. It’s an interesting take on larger-than-life figures: through the eyes of their kids.

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

This tell-all memoir is also from the perspective of the kid. Christina Crawford spills what it was like growing up as the adopted daughter of the infamous Joan Crawford. She acknowledges that people assumed she led a privileged, wealthy life as the kid of a Hollywood legend – but we all know now that couldn’t be further from the truth. Mommie Dearest chronicles the alleged wire hanger beatings and drunken rampages she actually experienced.

Inside Out by Demi Moore

Demi Moore left everything on the table with Inside Out, detailing her battles with addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma. In here, she also talks about struggling to balance a Hollywood career with raising a family, and her divorces. The details concerning her marriage with third husband, Ashton Kutcher are particularly of interest. And when the book first hit shelves, it changed the public’s opinions concerning Kutcher.

Spelling It Like It Is by Tori Spelling

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star certainly held nothing back when she penned her memoir. In Spelling It Like It Is, Tori Spelling dishes on how… intense life is in her home. She already wrote a few other best-selling memoirs, but this one picks up where the others left off: finding out she was pregnant with her third and then fourth child,  allowing cameras to film every personal moment for reality TV, having a high-risk pregnancy, and failing to live within her means after growing up in the lap of luxury.

Love Life by Rob Lowe

Former Brat Pack member Rob Lowe is back with another memoir, and this time it’s all the stories “he only tells his best friends.” In here, you’ll find stories about the hot tub at the Playboy Mansion, playing the saxophone for President Bill Clinton, and the time he blew it when Madonna “requested his presence” (if you know what I mean!).

I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain! by Courtney Robertson

Everyone talks about the reality TV villains, but how many times have we heard the story from their side? We know Courtney Robertson as a former Bachelor “villain,” but she’s here to tell her story after a very public breakup with her Bachelor. “Happily ever after” isn’t always what it seems, and I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends is full of juicy details everyone wants to know.

All of Mindy Kaling’s Memoirs

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Mindy Kaling has penned multiple books already, and it’s hard to pick just one – so how about we don’t? Kaling is extremely relatable, and her books provide an intimate look at the person we already love. Why Not Me? is a New York Times bestseller and gives plenty of laughs and wise words about life. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) also appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian by Bob Saget

With the recent tragic passing of Bob Saget, this one feels especially relevant. Told from his own perspective, we get a glimpse into his own experiences with life, his career, and his reputation for dirty humor – which came as somewhat of a shock, considering his squeaky clean image on Full House. He also talks about the death of his two sisters and experiences with legends like Johnny Carson and George Carlin.

Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore

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Actress Drew Barrymore comes from an acting empire, but that certainly doesn’t mean she’s led a picture-perfect life. From having her first drink at 9 years old to hitting hard drugs by age 12, Barrymore details what it was really like as a child star who partied too hard and entered rehab at 13.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison

Everyone thinks they know what life was like for Holly Madison as one of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends, thanks to E!’s The Girls Next Door. But we all know reality TV isn’t actually real life, right? As it turns out, it wasn’t exactly the fairytale life she expected inside the Playboy Mansion. Strict rules, manipulation, and backstabbing Bunnies left Holly feeling like she had lost her identity and sense of self-worth.