Celebrities The Best Celebrity Autobiographies  

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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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420 164
Bossypants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Tina Fey

2
317 119
Yes Please is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Amy Boal added Amy Poehler

3
229 74
Stories I Only Tell My Friends... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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172 44
Total Recall: My Unbelievably ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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150 34
My Lucky Life in and Out of Sh... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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268 98
Scar Tissue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman

7
183 52
Wishful Drinking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Carrie Fisher

8
168 44
Lucky Man: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Michael J. Fox

9
212 68
Is Everyone Hanging Out Withou... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

10
151 35
Dolly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Dolly Parton

11
147 33
I Am Ozzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Ozzy Osbourne

12
159 40
Little Girl Lost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Drew Barrymore

13
146 33
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Li... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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143 32
Cash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Johnny Cash

15
157 40
Elvis and me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Priscilla Presley

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145 34
My Point...And I Do Have One is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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143 33
This Time Together: Laughter a... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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192 61
Coreyography: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Corey Feldman

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123 23
Tab Hunter Confidential is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller

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129 27
Prairie Tale: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Melissa Gilbert

21
130 28
My First Five Husbands...And t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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135 31
My Mother Was Nuts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Penny Marshall

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122 24
American on Purpose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Craig Ferguson

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164 48
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me,... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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115 21
Luck or Something Like It: A M... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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125 26
Life Itself: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Roger Ebert

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125 26
Then Again is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Diane Keaton

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130 29
The Bedwetter: Stories of Cour... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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121 24
Unsweetined Jodie Sweetin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
KassahWutke added

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128 28
Home: A Memoir of My Early Yea... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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142 36
My Life So Far is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Jane Fonda

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112 20
My anecdotal life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Carl Reiner

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124 26
Audition: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Barbara Walters

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114 21
Kicking and Dreaming: A Story ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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114 21
Behind the Candelabra: My Life... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Scott Thorson and Alex Thorleifson

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114 21
I, Tina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Tina Turner and Kurt Loder

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122 25
Life is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Keith Richards and James Fox

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109 19
An Improvised Life: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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127 28
What falls away is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Mia Farrow

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118 23
Not Young, Still Restless: A M... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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118 23
American Prince is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Peter Golenbock, Tony Curtis

42
118 23
My Word Is My Bond: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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116 22
The Soundtrack of My Life is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

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113 21
Who I Am: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Pete Townshend

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115 22
Moon River and Me: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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105 18
Not My Father's Son: a Memoir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
amy-stanford added Alan Cumming

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110 20
Chronicles: Volume One is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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123 27
A California Childhood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
James Franco

49
151 44
Unbearable Lightness: a Story ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies

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120 26
I, Rhoda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Celebrity Autobiographies
Valerie Harper