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From Screen to Page: The Appeal of Books by Television Celebrities

Recently there have been a numerous books published by people who have been put in the spotlight by their appearances and contribution to Television (Lena Dunham’s "Not that Kind of Girl," Mindy Kaling’s "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?," Amy Poehler’s "Yes, Please," and Tina Fey’s "Bossy Pants" to name a handful.) This article would be a discussion of why these types of books are so appealing, while it is primarily female writers that produce such books, and some books that break from this convention while following a similar trend (such as BJ Novak’s "One More Thing.") This article would use subjects such as the struggle for for the female voice in Hollywood, reader demographics, and trends in the memoire genre as support for the discussion.

  • I have not read any of the mentioned, and those are not books I would typically put on my list to read, so it would be interesting for someone to write on the appeal of this books for anyone--not just fans of the celebrities. I would like to know which ones would be worth reading for someone who is just an avid reader. – Liz Watkins 9 years ago
  • I have not read any of the books mentioned but my mother has. She loved them and is a big believer in some of them. I would to read an article about what is so note-worthy about these books. – abutler6 9 years ago

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