10 Famous People Who Were Also Authors

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Aside from their lovely faces and superb acting, singing, and/or dancing skills, celebrities, likewise, have a knack for writing. Below is a list of celebrity authors that might surprise you because of their startling talent!

Amazing Celebrity Authors
  1. Ellen DeGeneres
    Seriously… I’m Kidding
    Known for her outstanding hosting skills and stand-up comedy routines, Ellen has yet another great hidden talent. She wrote in the mid-90s and had since published four books. As with her first two pieces, her third book published in 2011, titled “Seriously… I’m Kidding,” will keep you laughing while effecting positivity in life.
  1. Amy Poehler
    “Yes Please”
    Amy, a versatile actor, is a one-time writer, but her book is already a bestseller. Her only work, a memoir published in 2014, narrates her personal life and career that share life lessons to readers. Her book comes in a compact disc and digital audio formats, too.
  1. Tina Fey
    “Bossypants”
    Tina wrote her 277-page autobiography a few years before Amy launched her book. The two are best pals. Her book tells her life story by way of funny anecdotes in a handful of its 25 chapters.
  1. Mindy Kaling
    “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)”
    Mindy is a flexible actor of her generation—one of the good young celebrity authors. She has authored a few books. This one, printed in 2011, discusses a range of topics from simple observations to funny viewpoints and greatest fears.
  1. Madonna
    “The English Roses”
    People may know her as the “Like a Virgin” singer with songs that topped the charts, but she writes, too. In 2003, the so-called Queen of Pop launched her first picture book for children. Her book tells the story of five young girls attending school in London and the problems they have met.
  1. Hilary Duff
    “Elixir”
    The stunning actress-singer co-wrote a novel (with Elise Allen) entitled Elixir that later became a New York Times bestseller. The novel, first in a sequel, tells of a woman who tries to solve two mysteries: her father’s disappearance and intense bond with a handsome stranger.
  1. James Franco
    “Palo Alto”
    An award-winning actor, James is adept at writing. His literary pieces include poems, short stories, and essays. In 2010, he gathered his short stories and compiled them to produce the book, Palo Alto. Topics of his short stories centered on the youth’s curiosity on vices and their struggles as teens. Likewise, James has since published a few books, making him one of the great celebrity authors.
  1. Pete Wentz
    “Gray”
    He may have passion for music, but he’s good at writing, too. In fact, he co-wrote a 240-page novel with James Montgomery called “Gray.” It reflects his own experiences on the road as they relate to the dangers of touring in America.
  1. Austin Mahone
    “Just How It Happened”
    He may be young, but he has potentials as a writer. In spite of his young age, he related an account of his childhood in his book!
  1. Jane Lynch
    “Happy Accidents”
    She became famous for her role as Coach Sue Sylvester in the hit TV series, “Glee”. In her book, released in 2011, Jane wrote her memoir after reflecting on her successes in 2010. It tells as well of her victory over alcoholism.

Did you find the skills of these talented celebrity authors inspiring? Likewise, you can write your own piece whether creative, literary, or formal. If you can’t write short stories or essays, hire an expert writing service – just like us, Allied Writers!

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