All the best celebrity memoirs from 2023 and beyond

From Prince Harry to Dolly Parton.
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Though it’s hard to believe, it’s almost time to turn the page on another year. 2023 has disappeared in the blink of an eye, so you can be forgiven for forgetting the sheer number of celebrity memoirs that dropped this year alone.

From Pamela Anderson’s Love, Pamela all the way back at the start of the year to Barbra Streisand’s My Name is Barbra – here’s a roundup of all the best celebrity memoirs from 2023 and beyond.

Prince Harry – Spare

Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, dropped in January 2023 causing waves all around the world. The book’s publisher, Penguin Random House, described the release of Spare as the largest first-day sales total for any nonfiction book it ever published – a feat previously held by Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land.

Touching on everything from his childhood, the death of his mum Princess Diana, his teen years, meeting Meghan Markle and leaving the royal family – Spare is one of the most rare and intimate look into Prince Harry’s life and the wider royal family.

Britney Spears – The Woman in Me

Almost two years on from her 13-year conservatorship being dissolved, Britney Spears took back her voice with her memoir – The Woman in Me. In her own words, the pop princess lifts the lid on her infamous relationship with Justin Timberlake, her conservatorship, her relationship with her family and more in the memoir. 

Britney Spears celebrity memoirs

Dolly Parton – Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones

From growing up in a cabin in Tennessee to being a world-renowned country music star – Dolly Parton never lost sight of portraying herself authentically through her clothes, makeup and hair.

Jada Pinkett Smith – Worthy

Covering everything from bombshells about her marriage to Will Smith to her one-time relationship with the late rapper, Tupac, Jada Pinkett Smith’s memoir could be your next celebrity memoir fixation.

Barbra Streisand – My Name is Barbra 

She’s conquered the stage, our screens, and music but now Barbra Streisand has entered into the world of literature with her self-written memoir, My Name is Barbra. The memoir chronicles the EGOT winner’s life from a child in Brooklyn to an enduring pop culture facet.

Barbara Streisand celebrity memoirs

Pamela Anderson – Love, Pamela

Like Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson is another celebrity who has been subjected to misogynistic vitriol and archetypes for the majority of her career. In 2023, Pamela took control of the narrative with her memoir Love, Pamela and a Netflix documentary, Pamela, A Love Story.

Patrick Stewart – Making It So: A Memoir

From his upbringing in Yorkshire, England to being on Star Trek, Patrick Stewart chronicles his life both on and off the screen.

Henry Winkler – Being Henry: The Fonz … and Beyond

Starting with his audition for Happy Days, Henry Winkler recounts a loveless childhood, grappling with disability and struggling to step out of the shadow of the iconic role of The Fonz.

Jennette McCurdy – I’m Glad My Mom Died

The purposefully shocking title of former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy’s memoir is not-so-shocking by the end of the book. Chronicling her life as a child star to now, Jennette McCurdy details her harrowing experiences with her abusive mother who pushed her into child stardom and kick started her eating disorder as a child.

Matthew Perry – Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

The late Matthew Perry’s memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, is in the spotlight again after the former Friends actor’s untimely passing in October 2023. The memoir explores his troubled childhood, his relationship with his parents, being cast on Friends as well as his life-long drug and alcohol addiction.

Matthew Perry celebrity memoirs

Selma Blair – Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up

Hailed as an incredibly ‘human’ memoir, Selma Blair lays bare the highs and lows of her life and career.

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