Some celebrities are open books with plenty to say. Others just haven’t gotten around to penning that best-seller. Still, there are those who are tight-lipped and you couldn’t pry a single tiny detail out of them about their juicy lives. Celebrities lives are interesting and make for great reading. Here is a list of ten popular people whose tales and escapades you wouldn’t mind reading about. OK, time to dish out the juicy dirt.
Princess Diana of Wales
Many biographies have been written about the Princess of Wales, but Diana was a very private person and spoke to few about her personal life. It would be interesting to read a tell-all book from her perspective. She has been interviewed, and there have been many books and biographies. We know a lot of her story from the magazines, tabloids, and the news. There is still much to know, especially about her relationship with Dodi Fayed. And the Queen Mother, how did she really feel about her? So many questions remain unanswered by a woman who was the epitome of class and charm.
Michael, La Toya, and Mother Katherine have autobiographies, but Janet, recording artist and sister of the famous Jackson clan, has yet to sit down and write her story. Again, there are many biographies out there. One subject I would like to see dealt with is their knowledge of Michael’s alleged addictions, to pain killers, other drugs, and any thing else he may have been involved with. Janet is also a private person who shuns media attention and gives a lot of time and concentration to her recording career. We have heard private details of her life, but a book by her would be nice.
Now, here’s the makings of a real juicy book. Guaranteed an instant best-seller. Elin, wife of golf great Tiger Woods, definitely has a story to tell, and a good one, too. What happened the night of the infamous golf club attack at their home in Florida? Elin can start from the time she met Tiger and don’t leave anything out. Did she know he was messing around? What does the future hold for her? Like I said, potential for a great tell-all book.
We heard Tiger at his press conference give his verbal account of, well, not much. It was more of an apology. Perhaps one of the greatest, if not “the greatest,” golfer in history wants to come clean and bare his soul. A book would be just the thing. His saga still continues, as he recently withdrew from the final round of The Players Championship, due to inflammation in his neck. Time to ‘fess up, Tiger. This time, we want details.
R&B/pop star Rihanna has partnered with photographer Simon Henwood to create a hardback, coffee table book due out June 10, 2010. “Rihanna: The Last Girl on Earth” is a 144-page visual presentation of her first tour, fad fashions, and magazine covers. Did anyone mention Chris Brown? I don’t think so, but a book with more tid bits and her own story, from the beginning would help young girls and women when it comes to abusive boyfriends.
Mum’s the word when it comes to mega-star talk show host Oprah Winfrey. She’s not talking about herself and I suppose she’s just not ready. Kitty Kelly’s talking. She just published her unauthorized account of the queen of daytime TV, “Oprah: A Biography.” Sadly, she reveals that she has knowledge of the real identity of Oprah’s father. Problem is, Oprah has no idea. Technical foul, Kelly!
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was pursued by a video stalker hoping to do emotional harm by posting pictures on the Internet of her nude. Michael David Barrett, 48, was found guilty and sentenced to 27-months in prison. Erin is back on her feet on “Dancing With the Stars.” This would be a good book to read if she ever decides to write about her harrowing tale. She’s an excellent example of resilience, walking with her head held high in spite of the photos. She could give encouragement to other women who have had something like this happen to them.
Sandra Bullock exemplifies the word “dignity.” With such class and character not often seen, Bullock dealt with the personal issue of infidelity out in the public eye. Her bravery and courage should be documented by none other than herself. Only she can do the manuscript justice. An unfaithful husband, a pending divorce, and an adoption of a baby boy sounds like an excellent story.
Amy and Phil Mickelson
Love and devotion. That’s what Phil Mickelson has for his wife Amy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The golf pro and three-time major champion, (who has played with Tiger), took time off from the circuit to be by Amy’s side. This is a story we want to read about. Its romantic, and restores our faith in marriage, since there has been some pretty nasty news lately dealing with cheating husbands and divorce court.
This lady wears many hats: mother, film star, goodwill ambassador, and wife to actor Brad Pitt. Of course, a book by Jolie would fly off the shelves. She has a Bohemian life style with has lots of life adventures to fill the pages. She has lived in an unorthodox way and traveled the world adopting kids and lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. Crushable.com reports that Jolie has plans to indeed, to write a book.
Honorable Mention: John Edwards
We heard from his trusty, or maybe, not-so-trusty former aide, Andrew Young. His book, “The Politician,” hit the bookshelves early February, 2010 with scandalous details of an unfaithful spouse, (Edwards) and a pregnant mistress, (Rielle Hunter). Oh, the shame of it all, while his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. Rielle made an appearance on Oprah to spill the beans on Johnny and profess her love for him, still. John, what have you got to say? Everybody’s talking but John. A book to get your side of the story could balance things out. Maybe.
True life stories that inspire, educate, or tantalize our senses and thirst for information will sell a book, especially if it’s a well-known personality.There are more stories to be discovered and recorded for posterity, and where there’s a story, there will be a good book.
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