Even as a celebrity, many famous actors and comedians are very much like us. They laugh, cry, and experience hardship. Celebrities also tell brilliant stories, as shown in the reading of their audiobooks.
Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy reading without actually reading. You can listen to audiobooks in the car or while you’re cleaning. We’re big fans of celebrity audiobooks, especially the books read by the author.
Check out these six amazing audiobooks we recommend, read by their celebrity authors.
1. Bossypants—Tina Fey
Bossypants is celebrity Tina Fey’s memoir. This audiobook focuses on the story of her dream to become a comedian on TV, but she talks about all of her life leading up to becoming a celebrity. From life as a mother to opinions on Italian rum cake, nothing is off limits for Fey.
2. The Last Black Unicorn—Tiffany Haddish
The Last Black Unicorn is celebrity Tiffany Haddish’s autobiographical essay collection. In the audiobook, Haddish reads her story of how she defied the odds and achieved her dreams to become a celebrity comedian, despite a tough childhood. Hilarious and moving, this audiobook is perfect for anyone who enjoys an underdog story.
3. The Princess Diarist—Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist is celebrity Carrie Fisher’s final book, released only five weeks before her death in 2016. This audiobook is a collection of journals and diaries Fisher wrote during the filming of the Star Wars films. Fisher reads the entries, which detail what happened behind the scenes and look at Fisher’s early understanding of being a celebrity at only 19 years old. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, also reads on the audiobook.
4. Born A Crime—Trevor Noah
Born a Crime is the inspiring story of celebrity Trevor Noah’s childhood in South Africa during apartheid. In the audiobook, Noah reads his story about being born the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. When he was born, interracial relationships were illegal in South Africa. His mother kept him indoors for the first years of his life, fearing the government could take him away from her. The personal stories in the audiobook show Noah’s comedic genius while also looking at 1990s South Africa during apartheid.
5. If You Ask Me—Betty White
If You Ask Me is a collection of musings from celebrity Betty White. In the audiobook, White reads her opinions on various subjects like love, aging, and television while drawing from her extensive career as a celebrity in show business. She also shares personal stories in the audiobook, including how a Facebook campaign convinced her to host Saturday Night Live despite previously turning the opportunity down.
6. Why Not Me?—Mindy Kaling
Why Not Me? is celebrity Mindy Kaling’s follow up to her popular collection Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? This audiobook is a collection of essays Kaling reads about her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life. She tells the stories of her career in Hollywood in the audiobook, including details on her relationships and troubles she’s experienced throughout her journey to becoming a celebrity.
Is there an audiobook read by a celebrity you recommend? Let us know in the comments!