The Great Julie Andrews Is Writing Another Memoir

A few years ago, Julie Andrews released Home, a memoir of her early years; now she's set to write another, covering—yes—the years she played Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp. » 3/25/15 11:40am 3/25/15 11:40am

Fuck Yeah: Chrissie Hynde Is Writing a Memoir

Fellow lovers of the rock and roll memoir: It's a truly great time to be alive. Hot on the heels of Kim Gordon's Girl in a Band, Penguin Random House has announced that The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde is working on "an incredibly frank" tell-all of her own. » 3/04/15 5:50pm 3/04/15 5:50pm

​Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Are Almost Tied in Book Sales

There's been tons of publicity around Lena Dunham's and Amy Poehler's new books, so it's no surprise that sales wise, the lady memoirs race is pretty even. » 11/13/14 12:10pm 11/13/14 12:10pm

The Right to a Sexual Narrative: On the Lena Dunham Abuse Claims

The latest phase in the relentless Lena Dunham outrage cycle is an explosive one: people are accusing her of sexual abuse because of a passage in her memoir where she, at age seven, investigates her one-year-old sister's vagina. » 11/04/14 12:10pm 11/04/14 12:10pm

Their Struggles: Bristol Palin & Malala Yousafzai's Memoirs, Compared

Two bright young women dominated headlines late last week. On the same day that Malala Yousafzai, 17, won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Bristol Palin, 23, was cited in an Alaska police report for getting drunk at a party and punching her host "multiple times." » 10/17/14 5:30pm 10/17/14 5:30pm

Wendy Davis Discusses Her Two Abortions in Upcoming Memoir

Since her badass 13-hour filibuster in 2013, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has more or less become the face of abortion and broader women's rights in Texas. In her upcoming autobiographical novel, Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir, Davis reveals her personal experiences with abortion, having terminated… » 9/06/14 12:30pm 9/06/14 12:30pm

OITNB's Real-Life Alex Is Also Writing a Book About Her Prison Time

Cleary Wolters, the woman who viewers know as the inspiration for Alex on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, is now writing a book about her life. » 8/19/14 10:00am 8/19/14 10:00am

Noted Fabulist James Frey Sells YA Book Series to HarperCollins

Discredited memoir author and former Gawker intern James Frey has just signed a mega deal with publisher HarperCollins to produce a young-adult book series. » 1/22/14 11:28pm 1/22/14 11:28pm

Justin Timberlake and the Whoever of Whatever

(This piece originally appeared on Nautilus.) About six years ago, I was putting a new roof on a 200-year-old house on an island in Maine when I got a call from Justin Timberlake’s cousin and assistant, a girl named Melissa. I put down my nail gun, told my boss I was taking five, and answered. » 9/28/13 4:30pm 9/28/13 4:30pm

Dear New York Post: I'm a Teacher, Not a Hooker

After teaching an all-day open house memoir-writing workshop last Sunday, one of my students came up to me and identified herself as being a reporter from the New York Post. Apparently they are planning to write another story about me. Considering the last article they wrote was entitled "Idiot prosti-teacher didn't… » 8/13/12 3:20pm 8/13/12 3:20pm

Amanda Knox And Her Ex Both Have Literary Agents Now

Those of you who were waiting with bated breath for Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito to pen dueling memoirs will rejoice at the news that both have acquired literary agents. According to TMZ, Knox has signed with Robert Barnett, who has also represented a bipartisan slate of political memoirists… » 12/05/11 4:10pm 12/05/11 4:10pm

Secrets From 'Black Flower' Robot-Saint Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has written a book. Unfortunately, much of that book tries to justify all that lying the Bush administration did to get us into Iraq. Fortunately, she spends some of the book indulging the public's desire to learn about how everyone in the Bush White House was behind closed… » 10/24/11 4:30pm 10/24/11 4:30pm

Jewish Girl's Memoir Describes Outwitting Nazis

Next year the British publisher of Anne Frank's diary will release a diary by Helga Weiss, one of the few children from the Czech ghetto of Terezin who survived Auschwitz. Weiss, who grew up to be an internationally known artist, was confronted by Josef Mengele in the camps, but managed to save herself and her mother… » 10/17/11 10:40am 10/17/11 10:40am

Charlie Sheen's Bulletproof Bachelor Fortress

Considering that the lion's share of her memoir, The Real Girl Next Door, is about her life with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards really could've raked his ass over the coals for what he put her through. But unfortunately for us—and her publisher—she chose to take the high road, never divulging the details of… » 7/27/11 12:50pm 7/27/11 12:50pm

You Will Be Denied The Pleasure Of Julian Assange's Poetry

Julian Assange said he hoped his memoirs "would become one of the unifying documents of our generation." That'll have to wait: The book's been postponed until further notice, because Assange is afraid of the contents being used against him legally. » 7/07/11 5:18pm 7/07/11 5:18pm

Jesse James To Pen Long-Awaited Memoir

If you're in the market for a truly inspiring memoir this year, you're in luck — Jesse James reportedly has a deal with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book will apparently come out later this year, so you only have a few months to wait for James's wisdom. » 2/21/11 12:48pm 2/21/11 12:48pm

A Client's Plea: Don't Talk About My Breasts Or My Bikini Line

Call me old-fashioned, but I've always believed a certain degree of discretion — or, really, confidentiality — should prevail in professions like gynecology, drugstore clerking and bikini waxing. And now I'm thinking this should extend to bra-fitting. » 10/14/10 4:15pm 10/14/10 4:15pm

Scary Italians, Bad Sex, And Other Worthwhile Mistakes

Rachel Shukert's new memoir Everything Is Going To Be Great does something unfortunately rare in women's writing: celebrating mistakes. » 7/20/10 2:45pm 7/20/10 2:45pm