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Booking Through Thursday ButtonDo you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

I have a love/hate relationship with celebrities in general. What makes a celebrity? Massive, almost obsessive followings by paparazzi? Talent? Both? Just because they make movies or music or star in television series or are photographed doing stupid things at stupid times, do they deserve special attention? I’m not certain where this cult following of celebrities started, but I personally feel that it has gotten out of control. I just don’t believe that they deserve to be singled out as better than everyone else because they did something that got their names in the papers.
When it comes to celebrity memories, I’m even more acidic. To capitalize on their fame by writing a memoir is laughable and only adds fuel to the flames. To call it a memoir is even worse because often, these celebrities are not the ones writing the books. These types of books should be called authorized biographies rather than memoirs. Honestly, while I will admit that I enjoy looking at People or Entertainment Weekly, I don’t want to read about the minutiae of a celebrity’s everyday life. They get enough awards, freebies, parties in their honor, and so forth to satisfy their need for recognition that they don’t need to get any more recognition through memoirs or biographies, in my opinion. Therefore, while I will read almost anything offered to me, I do draw the line at celebrity memoirs.

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