Booking Through Thursday: Celebrity


Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

Generally, no, although I make exceptions for musicians, such as Dylan, Clapton, Zappa or others whose music I’ve enjoyed. I do have a copy of Sidney Poitier’s autobiography that I picked up at a used bookstore in my TBR bookshelf but have yet to open it. I have also read the memoirs of one or two authors, if they can be considered celebrities.

I think I read the musician memoirs not because they are celebrities per se but because their music has played some role in my life. And taking the term “nonexistent” celebrities literally, I’d have to say memoirs by Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison are at the top of the list.

Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.

John Updike, Self-Consciousness

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