21 Celebrities With Revealing Books Written About Them

From Will Smith to Jennette McCurdy, plenty of celebrities have written memoirs about their own lives. However, some have been the subject of books and memoirs written by those closest to them.

Here are 21 celebrities whose family and friends have written books about them:


Christopher Ciccone, Madonna’s brother, wrote a memoir called Life with my sister Madonna. He painted Madonna as cold and disrespectful from childhood on.


Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, documented the story of their relationship, its aftermath, and the connection she still felt with him after his death in elvis and me.


Marilyn Monroe’s close friend and former roommate Susan Strasberg wrote Marilyn and I: sisters, rivals, friends about the rivalry he felt he had with the actor for his parents’ affection due to Marilyn being his father’s favorite acting student.


June DiMaggio, the niece of Marilyn Monroe’s second husband and baseball player, Joe DiMaggio, wrote Marilyn, Joe and Me: June DiMaggio Tells It Like It Was. Sharing stories of her close friendship with Marilyn, June portrayed her as fun, smart and loving.


Berniece Baker Miracle, Marilyn Monroe’s half-sister, wrote the memoirs my sister marilyn. Co-authored with her daughter Mona Rae Miracle, Berniece wrote the book to set the record straight and avoid the kind of sensationalism other Marilyn works tend to use.


Jenny Pentland, the daughter of Roseanne Barr, wrote this will be fun later, a memoir about growing up “in comedy clubs and mental institutions.” He detailed the stark differences between his real family and his fictional one. rosaanne family that was based on them.


Joan Crawford’s daughter, Christina Crawford, wrote one of the first and most famous celebrity short stories, mommy dear. In the book, Christina spoke about her mother’s abuse and alcoholism.


BD Hyman, the daughter of Bette Davis, published a memoir called my mother’s guardian to get Bette’s attention and fix their relationship. However, he portrayed her as an attention seeker, one who hates men, and a possessive mother. The book only made their relationship worse.


Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of Steve Jobs, wrote the memoirs small fry about the complicated relationship with his father. She alleged that he denied being her father until he was sued for child support, kicked her out of family photos and made inappropriate comments about women.


Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s first wife, wrote the biography John about her ex. She wrote about her experience with love, pain, and “the price [she has] paid to be Juan’s wife”.


Carly Simon wrote the memoirs Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie about her close friend, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She detailed their unexpected friendship and how they helped each other through public life and loss.


Dyan Cannon, the fourth wife of Cary Grant and the mother of Jennifer Grant, wrote Dear Cary about her five-year relationship with the actor and the guilt she felt over her discovery that her mother, whom she believed dead 20 years ago, had been living in a mental institution.


Neil Young’s father, Scott Young, wrote the memoir. neil and me about his son’s childhood and rise to fame. The book was so popular with Neil’s fans that they launched an international online campaign to make it available again.


Humphrey Bogart’s son, Stephen Humphrey Bogart, wrote the biography. Bogart: In search of my father about the father he lost at a young age. In the book, she came to terms with growing up in her father’s shadow and came to know more about who she really was.


Todd Fisher, brother of Carrie Fisher and son of Debbie Reynolds, wrote the heartbreaking but hilarious memoir. My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie. From his perspective as the family’s peacemaker, he documented his life from the moment his father, Eddie Fisher, left Debbie for Elizabeth Taylor until Carrie and Debbie died within a day of each other.


And finally, Janis Joplin’s sister, Laura Joplin, is the author of With love, Janis, a moving biography of the singer’s rise to fame and her family’s concerns for her. The book inspired the musical of the same name.

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