10 Books Written by Reality TV Stars That Are Actually An Entertaining Read!
Do you ever wish you could learn more about your favourite reality stars? Learn their beauty, health or fashion secrets? Or even the juicy goss on what their lives were really like when they starred in their hit reality shows? Well luckily some of the worlds most popular reality stars have taken it upon themselves to write their own books so you can learn more about them. Here are our top 10 picks.
Holly Madison from ‘The Girls of the Playboy Mansion’
Book: Down the Rabbit Hole
At 21, small-town Oregon girl Holly Cullen became Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s number one girlfriend. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, Holly’s plunge down the rabbit hole took her to a world where all was not as it seemed. The fairy-tale life inside the Playboy Mansion—which included A-list celebrity parties and starring in a number one television show—quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing Bunnies that nearly drove Holly to take her own life.
Down the Rabbit Hole is her introspective account of her time inside the Mansion: the drugs, abuse, infamous parties, and Holly’s real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and Mr. Playboy himself. It is also her chronicle of healing and hope. By telling her story, both a cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Holly reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams—and of finding the life we deserve.
Bethenny Frankel from ‘Real Housewives of New York’
Book: A Place of Yes
The four-time New York Times bestselling author, talk show host, and “Mommy Mogul” Bethenny Frankel takes us on an empowering journey in A Place of Yes.
Bethenny Frankel’s no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is personality won over countless fans, and made her a nationally bestselling author and the star of her own hit Bravo show Bethenny Getting Married? Now Bethenny opens up and shares the obstacles she overcame and the great success she has enjoyed while discovering how to approach life from “A Place of Yes.” Bethenny’s path was not always clear as she overcame a difficult childhood, failed relationships, entrepreneurial efforts that never quite got off the ground, and lifelong money struggles. To deal with these challenges, Bethenny developed ten rules for pursuing her goals with authenticity and drive, including:
· Find your truth: Dig deep inside and figure out what is authentic for you, not anybody else.
· Act on it: You don’t have to have a master plan. But unless you do something, you’ve done nothing.
· Everything’s your business: Treat every job, person, and experience as if it could lead to your next big opportunity.
· Own it: If you do it, say it, think it—then own it. Stand up for yourself and fully acknowledge who you really are.
Each rule is illustrated with compelling, sometimes funny, sometimes outrageous examples that are pure Bethenny. It’s easy to say no, to say “I can’t,” to expect the worst, and to doubt yourself. But your life can be better than “not bad” or “good enough.” It can be amazing. And by putting Bethenny’s rules together, you can use them to be more successful, more fulfilled, healthier, and happier than ever before.
Lauren Conrad from ‘The Hills’
Book: Sweet Little Lies
Lauren wrote this book which she said is fiction but some think it may be based on events from her own life…
The book is about character called Jane Roberts who was the average girl next door until she and her best friend, Scarlett Harp, landed their own hit reality show, L.A. Candy. But life on camera is getting complicated. . . .
When racy photos of Jane are leaked to the press, she becomes the center of a tabloid scandal. She turns to costar Madison Parker for help, but does Madison really have Jane’s back?
Scarlett’s got a scandal of her own. She’s fallen for a guy who’s strictly off-limits—which means Scarlett has a big secret to keep. But nothing stays secret for long in Hollywood.
In television star Lauren Conrad’s dishy, entertaining novel about young Hollywood, the lies are only as sweet as the people telling them.
Rachel Zoe from ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’
Book: Living in Style
Rachel Zoe is an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour. The designer, stylist, and editor is celebrated for shaping the images of Oscar-winning actresses and creating collections that embody her modern and sophisticated look. Now she wants to help you define your own personal style and incorporate it into all aspects of your life, from your wardrobe to your home to your next dinner party.
In these sleek pages, Rachel offers trusted tips and advice-along with style insights from her fellow insiders, friends, and family members. You will find never-before-seen photographs from Rachel’s private archives and learn about her personal icons, from Jane Birkin to Coco Chanel. Along the way, she also reminisces about her earliest influences and shares the story of her own style evolution.
Whether you’re accessorizing a chic black jumpsuit, entertaining friends, or perfecting your Friday night smoky eye, let Rachel Zoe be your guide to living in style.
Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore’
Book: Strong is the New Sexy
A number of years ago, most people thought Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was destined for either rehab or prison. When she rose to stardom on the MTV breakout series, Jersey Shore, she was twenty pounds overweight from her steady diet of nachos and alcohol. Today, not only is she a mother of two, but she’s as fit and trim as she’s ever been. She’s married to the love of her life and father to her children, but most importantly, she’s strong both in her body and sheer determination. In short, she’s got her life together and now shares with her fans how she’s transformed both her body and mindset—and shows how they can do it too! In Strong Is the New Sexy, Snooki gives her “formula for fierce” and inspires readers to tap their own deep wells of girl power.
Kris Jenner from ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’
Book: …and all things Kardashian
From everybody’s favorite “momager” of E!’s hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians comes a relatable, brutally honest memoir of Kris Jenner’s never-before told story of the savvy businesswoman behind the Kardashian empire.
You think you know her . . .
Now read the stories even her famous children haven’t heard in this gripping and inspirational New York Times bestseller from the superstar matriarch of one of the biggest celebrity empires of our time.
On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’ve watched Kris Jenner do it all. She runs a household, manages her children’s blockbuster careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris opens up about the parts of her life that aren’t always in the spotlight: her marriage to Robert Kardashian, the late father of her four oldest children; her husband Olympic champion Bruce Jenner’s pivotal role in ending the Kardashians’ messy divorce so they could all move forward as a family; her close relationships with Nicole Brown Simpson and O. J. Simpson and her insider knowledge about the murder, its aftermath, and the infamous trial; and even her controversial decision to make her charming family into an international brand.
If you think your life is chaotic, try keeping up with Kris Jenner.
Khloe Kardashian from ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’
Book: Strong Looks Better Naked
Khloé Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, mind, and heart with revelatory stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image.
In a culture that worships skinny, Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body lays the foundation for a strong mind, which leads to strength of heart, character, and ultimately spirit. Filled with practical advice, recipes, and compelling personal anecdotes, Strong Looks Better Naked is an inspiring meditation on how to create strength, confidence, and true beauty in every facet of your life.
Kendra Wilkinson from ‘Girls of the Playboy Mansion’ & ‘Kendra’
Book: Sliding into Home
The former Girls of the Playboy Mansion favorite and the current star of the E! hit series Kendra bares all in this funny, fresh, fish-out-of-water memoir that captures the spirit of one of the most beloved Playboy cover models in history.
KENDRA BARES ALL
Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinson’s care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that she’s moved out of the world’s most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank Baskett and mother to their newborn son, we’ve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey.
She wasn’t always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didn’t give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance.
Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hef’s girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. If you think you’ve seen all of Kendra, think again. She’s only warming up. . . .
Brandi Glanville from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘
Book: Drinking & Tweeting
The brutally honest breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, known for her dramatic divorce, her barely there clothing, and her inability to keep her mouth shut, tells all in this hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir that’s “the best piece of celeb literature we’ve ever come across.” (LAWeekly.com)
It’s impossible not to love Brandi Glanville, the unapologetically filter-free breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She spills all her secrets in this sassy, raunchy, and compulsively readable #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, dishing about everything from her DUI and her cheating ex to her one-night stands and the secret plastic surgery that made her “seventeen” again. Clear your schedule, grab a comfy seat, your favorite cocktail . . . and maybe a Xanax. #BestAfternoonEver.
Kyle Richards from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
Book: Life is not a Reality Show
In the wild world of Beverly Hills, high-priced glam squads, flashy cars, and off-the-charts drama are the norm. Enter Kyle Richards: born and raised in the nation’s most dazzling neighborhood, she’s practically royalty in the 90210 zip code. And yet her loving family life, lack of pretention (no nannies, stylists, or personal chefs for this diva), and “girls’ girl” attitude make her a breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Now, she’s revealing how she achieves that perfect mix of celebrity and normality. In this collection of the best tips, advice, and strategies she knows, Kyle’s talking friend to friend so you can create that blend of glitz and know-how in your own life:
Kyle’s a hands-on parent who shares how she’s raising her four daughters to be self-sufficient, compassionate, and—above all—not spoiled. (Kyle grew up in a family of all women with her extraordinary mother teaching all the children her unique take on life.)
Being married to Mauricio, a devoted husband and wonderful father, Kyle is often asked what makes a happy and lasting marriage. She shares all of her best advice for keeping a marriage strong and, for single women, how to find the perfect partner.
Would you believe those famously luscious locks are courtesy of drugstore shampoo? Turns out Beverly Hills style doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
Kyle’s beauty routine is practical and never too trendy. She shares her secrets for choosing the best lip glosses, blushes, creams, and cleansers, and explains how you can look gorgeous even if you’re on a budget. (Her tips on applying glam-inducing false eyelashes alone are a must read.)
After years of soirees fit for the Hollywood elite, Kyle knows what it takes to throw a party your friends will talk about for years…without breaking the bank.
Childhood memories, tales from behind the scenes of The Real Housewives, warm and hilarious family stories—Kyle’s sharing all.
Stop imagining what it’s like to live in the country’s most glamorous zip code…and start trying out the good life yourself!