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Nonfiction Focus: Celebrity Memoirs

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

Selected Reviews

Ali Wong’s Dear Girls​: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life - I was about two minutes in to listening to Ali Wong's Dear Girls (I listened on Scribd) when I realized this would be an earbuds-in production. Raunchy and real, Wong's memoir goes full on with words that I hope my boys don't say. I loved it!!!! Wong is writing here to her daughters, sharing her life experience and advice for her girls as they grow. She addresses everything from the inequities in her half-Vietnamese, half-Chinese heritage; her stand-up career; her sex life AND her life love; her siblings; her rules for ethnic dining . . . and so much more! The book is honest and tender, and I'm so glad that I listened--Wong's narration of her own story is so much fun to hear in her own words. (Jen)

Busy Philips’s This Will Only Hurt a Little - See Sara's review here.

Other Recommendations

Bryan Cranston’s A Life in Parts Tina Fey’s Bossypants Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) Tiffany Haddish’s The Last Black Unicorn Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (and Other Concerns) Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody Michelle Obama’s Becoming

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Patton Oswalt’s Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please Shonda Rhimes’s Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Patti Smith’s Just Kids Gabrielle Union’s We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories that Are Funny, Complicated, and True

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