Naturally, many of us are curious about celebrities beyond what we see on the big (and little) screen. More so now than ever before, celebs are writing their memoirs and use them as an opportunity to take a stand on political issues, share juicy on-set details and let us into their personal histories from before they were ever mobbed by paparazzi. We’ve paired five current celeb bestsellers with read-alikes from the vault to keep you in good celebrity memoir standing. All are interesting, insightful and poignant. Enjoy!
Loved That? Modern Love by Aziz Ansari
Read This: A Sort of History of the United States by Dave Barry
We love funny men. Much like Aziz Ansari’s recounting of our collective romantic history in Modern Love, A Sort of History retells the story of the founding of our nation in the droll voice we have come to expect from Barry, an award-winning author best known for his long-running humor column in The Miami Herald.
Loved That? Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison
Read This: Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Just as Holly describes the (horrifying) behind-the-scenes world of the Playboy mansion, McCormick rehashes the dark side of growing up in the spotlight and shedding her squeaky-clean image. Surprisingly more disturbing than Madison’s tale, you will not be able to put this memoir down.