Musicians, actors and actresses, and famous athletes currently live in the limelight cast by public demand. While they may live lavish lifestyles with millionaire mansions and a garage full of luxury cars, they didn’t all have star-breeding upbringings. Celebrities are just like their fans in that they have their own stories to tell. Jay-Z is a musician who believes his rise from drug dealer to star would make for an excellent memoir. According to a Fox News article the book is set to release November 16th. This approximately three hundred page book details the life of Shawn Carter(Jay-Z) and specifically shows how his lyrics have been continuously telling the story of his troubled past.
Simply searching Amazon for books written by celebrities gives plenty of options. The common pattern among books written by celebrities is that they write about what they are passionate about. Jenny McCarthy has written a couple books on how to deal with pregnancy and advice on children. Kristie Alley has written about losing weight and the emotional and physical ramifications. Madonna even has a short series on children’s books. It is apparent that these celebrities are using their status to donate their two-cents of information to their fans. Tyra Banks and Kathy Ireland have written inspiration books on how to be comfortable with yourself and change your life.
If you really want to get a look into the mind of the rich and famous read one of these excellent novels. The pages of these books give a lot more detail about a star than simply their favorite color or an explanation about the latest piece of gossip. Celebrities are just like their fans in that they care about their children, their appearance, and telling their story. Jay-Z’s book “Decoded” will use the lyrics within his songs to explain portions of his life many fans believed were just written well to evoke emotion. Those words were true when they were written and they provide valuable insight to the past of the troubles musician. He hides behind the lyrics in a way, using them instead of providing too much detail. Jay-Z is a very reserved celebrity who has a life changing story to tell but he has decided to pick and choose the parts of his life that he shares with the public.
What type of book are you in the mood for?
There is a book written by a celebrity author for nearly ever mood.
Humorous short story collection “Mere Anarchy” by Woddy Allen.
Children’s series “Little Bill” written by Bill Cosby.
Teenage geared novel “Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math” by Danica McKellar.
Hilarious biography of Jimmy Buffet
Poetry “Yesterday, I Saw the Sun” by Ally Sheedy
Cook books “Eat This” by Dom DeLuise