Celebrity Memoirs We’ll Be Reading In Our Downtime

updated Jul 17, 2020
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With the holiday season in full swing, we’re looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation. During these intentional loafing sessions, we definitely plan to get in our fair share of reading. The following celebrity-penned books are high up on our downtime reading list:

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

If you need a serious laugh from a killer comedian, Haddish can certainly deliver. We plan to spend some of our holiday down time curled up in a ball underneath a blanket devouring the Girls Trip star’s memoir.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

If Kendrick’s collection of autobiographical essays is as candid and hilarious as her tweets, we totally expect her 2016 New York Times best-seller to be an absolute page-turner.

Superficial by Andy Cohen

Looking at the inside of his super glam, over-the-top bathroom just kind of makes you want to know more about the Bravo boss. In Superficial, Cohen gives the scoop on everyone from his close friends to our favorite Bravo-lebrity reality stars.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

We caught a glimpse of Ansari’s personal style thanks to the Master of None apartment set tour, so now we’re somewhat prepared to go deeper into his mind via his book Modern Romance, a humor-filled, research-backed look at love in today’s world.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

The (former) Fixer Upper stars put their heads together to orchestrate a non-renovation related project in their 2016 book that tells us everything we want to know about their life together.

Graham’s 2016 best-selling collection of personal essays gives us our Gilmore Girls fix in the form of behind-the-scenes glimpses at the series’ Netflix revival, plus stories about her personal life that would probably earn a few of Lorelai’s infamous facial expressions.

It’s been a couple years since Insecure creator and self-professed homebody Issa Rae released her memoir. Luckily, a good book’s appeal has no shelf life, so join us in (re)reading this candid tale of an introverted misfit who learns to appreciate herself.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Why not read the new mom‘s collection of relatable, funny personal essays during our holiday downtime? As hard as we tried, we couldn’t come up with a justifiable reason not to (we didn’t try that hard, tbh).

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

An invite to Neil Patrick Harris’ home during the holidays would be fabulous, but we’ll settle for reading his memoir to get an up close and personal look at his work and family life.

We’re totally down with the super chill manner in which Nick Offerman spends New Year’s Eve. Toss in his book along with a glass of whisky and some silence, and you’ll be set to indulge in a bit of delicious living as the year comes to a close.