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List of celebrity autobiographies, ranked best to worst by fans. Books written by famous people in Hollywood are included in this list. So what makes a celebrity memoir a must-read? The more revealing and candid the author writes, the better. Juicy details about the lives of the rich and famous makes celebrity autobiographies some of the best-selling books of all time. This list of best superstar memoirs and autobiographies has the most scandalous details and intimate truths about film and television icons, legendary rock stars and musicians, popular stand-up comedians, as well as news and media personalities. But what is the best celebrity autobiography?

The greatest celebrity autobiographies range from inspirational to tragic and elegant to trashy, but the one thing that connect these top-selling memoirs is that they are all very entertaining to read. Each page-turning chapter of these true-to-life diaries and confessions, which are mostly written by or co-written by the celeb, take readers behind the closed doors and behind the scenes. Some autobiographies written by famous people are funny, irreverent, and candid while others expose the dark side of fame and fortune. These are just some of the reasons why millions of readers can't wait to get their hands on a book written by a celebrity author once it comes out.

Do you love reading about juicy gossip, surprising scandals, and Hollywood controversies straight from the stars's mouths? Then vote on the list of the best celebrity autobiographies below and add your favorite superstar memoir if you don't see it. Expand your library of knowledge and check out these other book lists on Ranker, including the best celebrity biographies, the best movies based on books, and list of life-changing books.
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Bossypants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Bossypants Tina Fey

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307 113
Yes Please is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Amy Boal added Yes Please Amy Poehler

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263 91
Scar Tissue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman

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175 46
Wishful Drinking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher

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159 39
Total Recall: My Unbelievably ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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144 31
My Lucky Life in and Out of Sh... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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160 40
Lucky Man: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Lucky Man: a Memoir Michael J. Fox

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143 31
Dolly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Dolly Dolly Parton

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217 71
Stories I Only Tell My Friends... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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189 56
Coreyography: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Coreyography: a Memoir Corey Feldman

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142 31
I Am Ozzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
I Am Ozzy Ozzy Osbourne

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134 27
My Mother Was Nuts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
My Mother Was Nuts Penny Marshall

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202 64
Is Everyone Hanging Out Withou... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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141 31
This Time Together: Laughter a... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

Famous People Who Never Married

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141 31
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Li... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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122 22
Tab Hunter Confidential is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Tab Hunter Confidential Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller

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151 37
Elvis and me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Elvis and me Priscilla Presley

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138 30
Cash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Cash Johnny Cash

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152 38
Little Girl Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Little Girl Lost Drew Barrymore

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141 32
My Point...And I Do Have One is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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My First Five Husbands...And t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

The Best TV Shows Based on Books

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The Soundtrack of My Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
The Soundtrack of My Life Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

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120 22
Unsweetined Jodie Sweetin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
KassahWutke added Unsweetined Jodie Sweetin

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120 22
I, Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
I, Rhoda Valerie Harper

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120 22
American on Purpose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
American on Purpose Craig Ferguson

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Then Again is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Then Again Diane Keaton

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An Improvised Life: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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114 20
Luck or Something Like It: A M... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

26 Famous People Who Were Kicked Out of High School

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Not My Father's Son: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
amy-stanford added Not My Father's Son: a Memoir Alan Cumming

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125 25
Prairie Tale: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Prairie Tale: a Memoir Melissa Gilbert

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I, Tina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
I, Tina Tina Turner and Kurt Loder

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111 19
My anecdotal life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
My anecdotal life Carl Reiner

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141 34
My Life So Far is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
My Life So Far Jane Fonda

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123 24
Life Itself: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Life Itself: a Memoir Roger Ebert

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116 21
A Natural Woman: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

The Best Movies Based on Short Stories

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116 21
American Prince is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
American Prince Peter Golenbock, Tony Curtis

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128 27
Home: A Memoir of My Early Yea... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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128 27
The Bedwetter: Stories of Cour... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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162 46
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me,... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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126 26
What falls away is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
What falls away Mia Farrow

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118 22
Not Young, Still Restless: A M... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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118 22
My Word Is My Bond: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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113 20
Behind the Candelabra: My Life... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace Scott Thorson and Alex Thorleifson

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113 20
Who I Am: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Who I Am: A Memoir Pete Townshend

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113 20
Kicking and Dreaming: A Story ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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124 25
Audition: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Audition: A Memoir Barbara Walters

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122 24
Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Life Keith Richards and James Fox

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109 19
Cheryl Cole My Story is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
dileta-vilinauskaite added Cheryl Cole My Story Cheryl Cole

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109 19
Chronicles: Volume One is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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122 25
A California Childhood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
A California Childhood James Franco