Thursday, July 2, 2009

Booking through celebrity memoirs

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Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

In one word, no. I don't read celebrity memoirs. I was never tempted to read one at any point of time. And I still don't wish to read any. Their lives don't interest me. As it is we get a overdose of those from the media. Call me a snob or whatever.

Of course I have read a memoir of Henry Ford. Does that count for anything?

To read any other. So spare me. For now. Maybe later on, when I don't have anything to read, I might.

22 comments:

jlshall said...

Me, too. I've read a few in the past, but these days they just don't interest me much.

Book Bird Dog said...

I've not read celebrity memoirs, but recently finished a fictionalized biography of British writer Lawrence Durrell. Enough of the book was based on real fact for me to get a good idea of his personality and life.

CeeCee said...

It's a good thing we will always have other books to read.

Shari said...

That's a great observation - we really get a lot of biographical information about celebs through the media now. I think that a memoir though can add the emotional and deeply personal side to what a celebrity was actually going through at the time.

mervih said...

I agree. I have no interest in the modern day celebrities.

Beth F said...

I read Shirley Temple's autobiography (as they used to be called). Very interesting. I read it maybe 20 years ago.

bermudaonion said...

I do love memoirs, but generally stay away from celebrity memoirs. Their lives just aren't that interesting to me.

JoAnn said...

I like memoirs of regular people more than celebrities.

carolsnotebook said...

I've read several memoirs of "regular" people, and they do tend to be more interesting.

Marie said...

are you telling me Shatner isn't a real person? :-) I beg to differ!

MISSY said...

I really like memoirs, but not celebrity memoirs. There are a couple that are my favorites, and I have bought them for my own collection. They are author memoirs. And yes, Henry Ford counts. :)

Happy Thursday!

Pam said...

This is my sentiment exactly. I have my exception in Joe Torre. Morbid baseball curiosity. :) I definitely won't look down on a person reading a Celeboir on the train next to me; it's just not what I'm going to buy at the book store.

Yvonne said...

I'm not big on celebrity memoirs either, but I've read a couple. I prefer my fictional world :)

Mish said...

I loathe the media for cramming celebrity drama in my face. Even if I did like whomever they were talking about, I don't care about who they're bonking.

The few memoirs I've read went deeper than biographical factoids and People-fodder.

Vicki said...

I'm not much for memoirs.

Lisa said...

I feel much the same as you. These days it doesn't take much to be a celebrity and from what I see, I have no desire to know anything about their personal lives. I'm probably a snob too, when it comes to that. I think Henry Ford's memoir would be most interesting. I'd rather read memoirs/biographies of important historical people than celebrities.

Veens said...

Neither do I! :)

Sassy Brit said...

I agree I am not one for these. However, since this question came up I have seen a few that have piqued my interest. So I shall be eating my words very soon.

Sassy
:)

anthonynorth said...

I agree. no interest at all.

okbolover said...

I suppose you could call Henry Ford a celebrity. He would be a much more interesting read though...

Michelle said...

I think you have the right idea. It's one thing to read a historical biography about someone who was incredibly influential on today's society and another to read about the first-hand experiences of someone who made a movie or wrote a book or released a popular song.

Jenny Girl said...

lol so true!
I've read like two biographies, and they tend to bore me after a while.