Spilling All The Tea: Upcoming Celebrity Memoirs
There’s nothing like getting cozy with a good book, one you don’t want to put down until you’ve finished reading it from cover to cover. When that book is a tell-all memoir? Even better. With memoirs and autobiographies, readers enjoy digging into personal, juicy, detailed stories about the childhoods of our favorite celebrities and dignitaries, learning about challenging events they faced and overcame, and how they “made it.” Readers especially enjoy when celebrities spill all the tea about their high-profile careers and romantic relationships. No matter what’s in store, learning about someone’s life from their own point of view is empowering and inspiring. Here are some celebrity memoirs we’re looking forward to checking out in the coming months.
Writing his memoir Every Little Step has been a therapeutic process for Bobby Brown. The bad boy R&B crooner and New Edition singer promised that his tell-all will include in depth details about his marriage to Whitney Houston, one of the most talked about celebrity marriages in recent decades. Every Little Step will be released on June 13.
One-third of the hit-making, multi-platinum group TLC, Tionne Watkins, better known as T-Boz, is opening up about sickle cell anemia in her memoir, A Sick Life. The book will also address T-Boz’s time with TLC and give fans a deeper look into the group and the ups and downs of fame. A Sick Life will be released in September of 2017.
It’s not scheduled to be released until Father’s Day 2017, but keep Kevin Hart’s inspirational memoir on your radar. Aptly titled From The Hart, the book will include details about the comedian’s Philly upbringing all the way up to his life in the present day. Hart is very open about his personal life in his comedy and we’re sure he’ll be just as open in his book.
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My Voice: A Memoir by radio personality Angie Martinez dropped on Tuesday, May 17. Nicknamed “The Voice of New York,” Martinez, a former rapper who honed her career at Hot 97, has interviewed everyone from Tupac to Mariah Carey to Kanye West and many, many more. Now we finally get to hear her story in her voice.
Taraji P. Henson
We already hipped you to Taraji P. Henson’s upcoming memoir, Around The Way Girl, but it’s certainly worth repeating. Henson announced the news via Instagram and promised to keep it real with her fans. We love the cover and can’t wait!
Multi-platinum Illmatic rapper Nas’s memoir, It Ain’t Hard To Tell, will be published on October 1, 2017. With so many subjects to cover – from his time with The Firm to his beef with Jay Z and marriage to ex-wife and singer Kelis, It Ain’t Hard To Tell is bound to be a great read.
I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual drops this September. It’s not a memoir, but knowing blogger and whip-smart writer Luvvie Ajayi’s style, it promises to be a hilarious take on pop culture, social media, race, and more.
Former NBA star Jayson Williams’s memoir, Crashing, gets its release in October 2017. The book will touch on his time in prison after being convicted of reckless manslaughter, his life in the NBA, and his quest to turn his life around.
You may not be familiar with comedian Patricia Williams, but according to Amazon, you will be soon. “Not since Cupcake Brown’s A Piece of Cake has there been a memoir this unforgettable,” wrote the retailer about Williams’s upcoming memoir, Rabbit. Says the author in her own words, “You want to know about the struggle of growing up poor, black, and female? Ask any girl from any hood. You want to know what it takes to rise above your circumstances when all the cards are stacked against you? Ask me.” The hardcover of Rabbit will be available in January 2017.
Surely the memoir of all memoirs that will no doubt go down in history will be penned by none other than Oprah Winfrey. To be released in January 2017, The Life You Want will be a mixture of personal experiences and life lessons aimed at helping others live their best lives, a mission that Oprah is wholeheartedly dedicated to.