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The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

Updated November 18, 2019 13.3k votes 2.9k voters 286.2k views68 items

List RulesBook must be written or co-written by celebrity subject.

List of celebrity autobiographies, ranked best to worst by fans. Books written by famous people in Hollywood are included in this list, as are more recent memoirs. 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 - or check out what celebrities are releasing memoirs in 2019.

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    Elvis and me

    Priscilla Presley
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    American on Purpose

    Craig Ferguson

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot is a memoir written by entertainer Craig Ferguson. The book details various experiences over several decades in Ferguson's life...  more
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    First Published2004-10-05

    Genres (Book)Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Chronicles, Volume One is the first part of Bob Dylan's planned 3-volume memoir. Published on October 5, 2004, by Simon & Schuster, the 304-page volume covers selected points from Dylan's long...  more
  • 4

    SubjectsEntertainment, United States of America, Performing arts

    Genres (Book)Biography, Autobiography

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    Audition: A Memoir

    Barbara Walters

    First Published2008-05-06


    Genres (Book)Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Audition: A Memoir is a 2008 best-selling autobiography by American journalist and television personality Barbara Walters. The book was published May 6, 2008 by Knopf. Audition provides a relatively...  more
  • 6

    Who I Am: A Memoir

    Pete Townshend

    First Published2012-10-08

    Genres (Book)Memoir

    Who I Am: A Memoir is a book by Pete Townshend....  more
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    The Soundtrack of My Life

    Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis
  • 8

    Miles to Go

    Miley Cyrus

    First Published2009-03-03


    Genres (Book)Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Miles to Go is an autobiography by Miley Cyrus, co-written by Hilary Liftin and published by Disney Hyperion in March 2009. The memoir discusses Cyrus' relationship with her parents, her thoughts on...  more
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    First PublishedSep 10 2013

    Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? is a book written by Billy Crystal....
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    Wishful Drinking

    Carrie Fisher

    First PublishedJan 01 2008

    Wishful Drinking is an autobiographical book by American actress and author Carrie Fisher, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Fisher's book was based on her one-woman stage show, which she...  more
  • 12


    Tina Fey

    First Published2011-04-05

    Genres (Book)Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Bossypants is an autobiographical comedy book written by American comedian Tina Fey. The book topped The New York Times Best Seller list, and stayed there for five weeks upon its release. Since its...  more
  • 13

    Scar Tissue

    Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman

    First Published2004-10-06

    SubjectsMusic, Literature, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Scar Tissue is the autobiography of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. It was released in 2004 by Hyperion and authored by Kiedis with Larry Sloman, who compiled information and...  more
  • 14

    First Published2012-10-01

    Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story is a 2012 book written by Arnold Schwarzenegger....
  • 15

    Little Girl Lost

    Drew Barrymore

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Little Girl Lost is a book written by Charles Ardai....  more
  • 16

    Yes Please

    Amy Poehler

    First Published2014

    Original LanguageEnglish

  • 17

    Lucky Man: a Memoir

    Michael J. Fox
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    I Am Ozzy

    Ozzy Osbourne

    First Published2010

    SubjectsOzzy Osbourne

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, Autobiography

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    I Am Ozzy is the autobiography of Ozzy Osbourne, vocalist of Black Sabbath and solo singer. It chronicles his life, beginning as a child, followed by his career as a vocalist. The book is 416 pages...  more
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    Dolly Parton
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    First Published2007-11

    SubjectsSteve Martin

    Genres (Book)Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life is a memoir, released November 20, 2007, by Steve Martin, an American author, actor, comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. It chronicles his early life,...  more
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    Johnny Cash
    Cash: The Autobiography is a 1997 autobiography of Johnny Cash, country musician, written twenty years after his first autobiography, Man in Black. Cash co-wrote this book with Patrick Carr. Cash's...  more
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    First Published2011-11-01

    Mindy Kaling
    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a 2011 book written by Mindy Kaling....  more
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    I, Tina

    Tina Turner and Kurt Loder
    I, Tina is a 1986 autobiography by rock singer Tina Turner, co-written by MTV news correspondent and music critic Kurt Loder. It described Turner's story from a girl born and raised in Nutbush,...  more
  • 25

    My Mother Was Nuts

    Penny Marshall

    First Published2012-09-18

    My Mother Was Nuts is a book written by Penny Marshall....