This is the season for celebrity memoirs. Which celebs have been opening up lately?
The Backstreet Boy has written an autobiography/self-help book chronicling his years with the boy band, his struggles with substance abuse, and the hardships of his family, including the death of his sister, Leslie who also struggled with substance abuse.
Nick’s memoir, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It,” will be available on Sept. 24 via Bird Street Books.
The musician will also be addressing some heavy topics in his upcoming memoir, including his tumultuous marriages, and the death of his daughter Nikki. Reflecting on the writing process, he commented, “It was very tough because I had to revisit what that period was and go deeper into it.”
His daughter had a difficult life, having been born prematurely, suffering from un-diagnosed Asperger’s syndrome, and eventually committing suicide at age 40.
Despite his family troubles, he was always able to find comfort in music. “I was always able to alleviate the noise, some of the noise with what was going on with Nikki becoming a Sikh, or whatever, because I would go to my music. … It was during that time I scored ‘What’s New Pussycat,’ I scored the first ‘Casino Royale.’ I would get engrossed in my music because there’s no other way for me.”
Lea Michele has just signed a deal with Harmony Books, a Random House Inc. imprint. The book, titled “Brunette Ambition,” will be a combination memoir, style guide, and advice book. Lea’s book will come out spring 2014.
Meanwhile, co-star Jenna Ushkowitz also has a book on the way. In an interview with Huffington Post, Jenna talked about her unique childhood, being adopted from Korea, and beginning her acting career at a young age. Her upcoming book, “Choosing Glee,” will also offer advice on finding personal happiness.
Robin’s upcoming memoir will certainly inspire readers everywhere. The news anchor’s book, to be released in April 2014, will chronicle her battle against a life-threatening blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, her bone marrow transplant, and her return to “Good Morning America” this year.
As her publisher commented, “I have long admired Robin Roberts’s career and courage and am so honored to be publishing her book. Her story is both dramatic and inspiring, and will capture the incredible spirit that has endeared her to all of us who have followed her remarkable career and life.”