We often put celebrities on pedestals for living dream lives; I know I’m guilty of being jealous of how they live. Here is one autobiography that touched me and one that challenged my mindset.
Celebrities constantly live in the public eye, with every move they make watched and analyzed by the public. I have always been curious of the in-between, what we don’t see with celebrities, like what happens when they’re not acting, singing, or touring? This made me want to read these two strong women’s autobiographies to understand more.
1. Miles To Go by Miley Cyrus
When I was growing up, Hannah Montana was my everything, so Miley Cyrus has affected my life since I was around 6 years old. So when I heard Miley’s story when I was older, I was touched. Her autobiography focused on the changes you make as a person, and she recognized that she had a long way to go from where she was.
Hannah Montana was one of the biggest challenges Miley faced while trying to become known. It takes a lot to get noticed and receive fame, and it is something she struggled with. I loved that Miley started her story with her younger years through to when she was sixteen, when the book was published, and included pictures from her life.
I’m sure we still have a lot more to learn about Miley, but being able to see her as a teenager that still faced the same challenges I did was comforting. Miley helped me realize that I, too, still have a long way to go before I accomplish what I want to, and that’s okay.
I would recommend this book to any teenager that feels like no one can relate to them. Even if they didn’t grow up with Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus, this autobiography helps to deal with these challenges.
2. Staying Strong by Demi Lovato
Growing up, another inspirational celebrity for me was Demi Lovato. Demi was my first concert. I never thought Demi dealt with any real-world issues until I read her autobiography. Demi faced challenges celebrities are rarely open about, such as going to rehab multiple times and struggling with mental health issues, staying strong every day.
Reading the challenges Demi went through made me understand that they can affect anyone. Everyone can face the same challenges, and Demi was brave enough to share hers in her autobiography. Demi received a lot of feedback from doing this, but didn’t care if it was good or bad, wanting her fans to know her story to see how they can relate to her.
I remember receiving this book from my grandmother, being too young at the time to understand the challenges Demi was facing, but reading it again when I was older helped me to realize that I have to stay strong like Demi did.
I would recommend Demi Lovato’s autobiography to anyone struggling with mental health issues or addiction. I think hearing it from someone like Demi will make anyone confront their challenges, as Demi makes it known that help is always available.
I hope that these two autobiographies will help break the stigma that celebrities don’t experience the same struggles and issues everyday people do. If anything, they face more challenges. Miley and Demi have played a huge role in my life and I was happy to read their stories to understand them better.
Do you have an autobiography that has inspired you or changed your mindset? Let us know in the comments!