Chill out, you’re not getting a memoir. But Book Club enthusiast Oprah Winfrey is, and it’s about time.
I haven’t read every letter in Mary-Louise Parker’s new memoir Dear Mr. You, but I did skim all 34 of them in my hunt for a story about one particular person from her life. You see, Parker never names names in her collection of letters, and instead gives each one titles like “Dear Risk Teacher,” “Dear Movement…
Just Kids, Patti Smith’s National Book Award-winning memoir about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, is being developed into a limited series for Showtime.
Back in mid March, Riverhead Books announced the upcoming release of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, a memoir by Sleater-Kinney guitarist and one half of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein. Today, Jezebel is thrilled to give you an exclusive first look at book’s evocative cover.
This Tuesday, Glee actress Naya Rivera announced on Twitter that she’s sold a tell-all memoir to Tarcher, a publishing house under the umbrella of Penguin Group. That’s great! Can I ghostwrite it?
Go ahead, do it. Drag and drop. Hold down the “delete” button for 45 minutes. Throw away your entire laptop if you must, but just get rid of it. Please, enough with the goddamn memoirs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Lindsay Lohan is working on her memoir. It will reportedly be a trilogy. Lohan is 28 years old.
(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.
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…
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…
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…
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…