VOTE The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors  

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A list of fiction written by famous actors, as ranked by bookworms who don't judge a book by its cover. Did you know that well-known thespians like William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, James Franco, and Pamela Anderson have all penned and published novels?

It's true, and we've compiled a whole lot of novels by actors, some of whom even wrote multiple books on the list. Now that we have we assembled all this fiction from professional pretenders, we're counting on you to rank them from best to worst.

Vote up your favorite novels by a famous actors, and remember that you're voting on the books, not just the actors who wrote them. If the list is somehow missing a novel by a big time actor, then go ahead and add it!
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89 32
Postcards from the Edge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carrie Fisher

2
53 40
Shopgirl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Steve Martin

3
30 31
The Gun Seller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Hugh Laurie

4
26 37
Palo Alto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
James Franco

5
17 26
Surrender the Pink is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carrie Fisher

6
18 28
The Pleasure of My Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

7
18 29
Delusions of Grandma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carrie Fisher

8
16 26
The Best Awful There Is is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carrie Fisher

9
19 31
When It Happens to You is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Molly Ringwald

10
16 29
Someday, Someday, Maybe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Lauren Graham

11
15 28
The Stars' Tennis Balls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

12
13 26
Dance With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Kirk Douglas

13
13 26
I Am Not a Cop! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Richard Belzer

14
14 28
Between the Bridge and the Riv... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

15
14 29
An Object of Beauty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Steve Martin

16
14 29
Enter Laughing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carl Reiner

17
10 25
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Isla Fisher

18
11 29
Make Love! The Bruce Campbell ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

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9 26
The Hippopotamus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Stephen Fry

20
9 26
Something to remember you by is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

21
9 26
A Liar's Autobiography is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Graham Chapman

22
10 28
NNNNN is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Carl Reiner

23
9 27
House of destiny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Janet Leigh

24
11 31
The hottest state is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Ethan Hawke

25
9 29
Wake of the Perdido Star is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

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7 25
Go slowly, come back quickly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

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9 30
2030 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Albert Brooks

28
8 28
She Was Nice to Mice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Ally Sheedy

29
7 26
Ash Wednesday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Ethan Hawke

30
7 27
Holy Cow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
David Duchovny

31
7 27
My French Whore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Gene Wilder

32
7 27
Paradise alley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Sylvester Stallone

33
7 27
Singing Songs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Meg Tilly

34
7 27
Escape from Andersonville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

35
5 23
The dream factory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Janet Leigh

36
6 26
Seduced by Fame is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Isla Fisher

37
6 26
The search for Sonny Skies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

38
7 30
The Loneliest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Amber Tamblyn

39
5 24
Justice for none is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Gene Hackman

40
6 28
The pride of the Peacock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Ruth Chatterton

41
6 28
Star Trek Academy: Collision C... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

42
6 29
The Return is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Garfield Reeves-Stevens, William Shatner, Judith Reeves-Stevens

43
6 29
Fan Tan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Marlon Brando

44
6 29
The Justice Riders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Chuck Norris, Ken Abraham

45
5 26
Ingrid Pitt's Bedside Comp... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

46
5 26
Kid Andrew Cody & Julie Sparro... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors

47
5 27
Star is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Pamela Anderson

48
5 28
Junior is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Macaulay Culkin

49
4 25
L.A. Candy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors
Lauren Katherine Conrad

50
4 26
Propeller one-way night coach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Novels Written by Famous Actors