Skip To Content

    16 Must-Read Books By Celebrities You Know And Love

    Find out if you like them as much off-screen!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey - ₹494

    USA's first African-American billionaire and TV's favourite talk show host writes about everything she has learnt over the course of her unique and exciting life, drawing inspiration from her column of the same name. She speaks about joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power in short essays that are easy to read. This is a great book to end your year with and reflect on what you learnt in 2019.

    Buy it here.

    You can buy her other books here.

    2. And Then One Day by Naseeruddin Shah - ₹410

    If you have a soft spot for Bollywood and want to know about the beginnings of one of India's finest actors, this book is for you. Peppered with anecdotes spanning decades, from Shah's childhood in Catholic schools and National School of Drama days, to his learnings on film sets working with India's finest directors and actors. We've known him to play brilliant characters on screen and on stage, but in this book we get know the man behind it all.

    Buy it here.

    3. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick - ₹496

    Anna Kendrick is awkward, funny, talented, and just a bit weird. What's not to love? She brings to us a collection of essays from her life detailing her journey from a small middle class upbringing to a pop culture sensation! She's as unsure as we are about why she's writing this book and what she has to say, and has her fingers crossed hoping that she's as funny as her Mom seems to think she is. I'll say if you've enjoyed the Pitch Perfect films, there's a high chance that you'll love this book as well.

    Buy it here.

    What do you mean "But I haven't watched Pitch Perfect"?

    4. An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar and Poonam Saxena - ₹239

    Always wanted to know Karan's answers in the rapid fire round? Well, this is even better than that. A fat and juicy autobiography that answers all our burning questions about the man who redefined romance in Bollywood with his cult classic, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai . Karan tells us about his childhood and his deep love for cinema, as well his close friendships with fellow film-maker Aditya Chopra and hit-making couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

    Buy it here.

    5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling - ₹305

    Mindy Kaling addresses her many concerns including the fear that she is perhaps missing out on more than what she wants to. #FOMO

    In this book of her own unique observations, Kaling talks about love, boys, friendship, Hollywood, and more. She doesn't promise any scientific answers to our modern dilemmas, only a "thank god I'm not alone" feeling that you'll definitely be grateful for.

    Buy it here.

    You can buy her other book Why Not Me? here .

    6. Born A Crime by Trevor Noah - ₹240

    Trevor Noah is one of USA's funniest late night TV hosts today, but all was not always smooth-sailing for him. Noah gives readers a rare insight into his personal life with stories from his childhood in South Africa. His struggle to find his own identity even as he was faced with grave danger as the son of a white father and a black mother have made him the person he is today. He doesn't shy away from the truth and speaks candidly about politics and race in this tell-all autobiography.

    Buy it here.

    7. How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh - ₹734

    Lilly Singh was the first woman of Indian origin to make her mark in the YouTube world. She's come very far since her early days making videos by herself in her bedroom, and this book is about how she did it. Full of advice and inspiration, Lilly offers a peek into her mind and encourages readers to become the bawse of their own lives. There are no cheat codes to success in this game of life, only hard work and determination. As Lilly always says, "There are no escalators. Only stairs."

    Buy it here.

    8. Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France - ₹1,544

    Netflix hit show Queer Eye propelled him to instant stardom, but who was Tan before all the media frenzy? In this memoir he speaks about growing up in a strict Pakistani household, battling with his sexuality and how he found his trademark style. In between the many tales from his life he has dotted a few fashion dos and don'ts because he obviously just couldn't resist!

    Buy it here.

    9. Rearview: My Roadies Journey by Raghu Ram - ₹193

    Television bad man, Raghu writes about how MTV India's most successful reality show came to be from ideation to execution. If you were obsessed with Roadies like I was, you'll thoroughly enjoy this #throwback and obsess over the insider insight Raghu offers on the workings of a reality show. He also talks about growing up as a twin and how he battled bullying all through his childhood, giving readers a rare look into his personal life.

    Buy it here.

    10. The Great Indian Diet by Shilpa Shetty and Luke Coutinho - ₹185

    Who can forget Shilpa Shetty's enviable body in the "Shut Up 'n' Bounce" song from 2008 film Dostana? Learn about how she follows a balanced Indian diet and get exclusive fitness tips in this book. She emphasises the importance of eating local and leaning heavily on natural produce and ingredients. We don't need to look to the West and follow fad diets to stay fit, we've been doing it right for ages!

    Buy it here.

    You can buy her other book The Diary of a Domestic Diva here.

    11. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ₹638

    This isn't just any regular old autobiography. Neil Patrick Harris gives us an out and out entertainer, complete with a closing song! How I Met Your Mother fans will learn more about his stint as Barney Stinson, with exclusive stories from his days on set. He also shares more about family life with his partner David and children, Harper and Gideon. He also lets the reader choose the path they want him to follow, adding an innovative touch.

    Buy it here.

    12. Khullam Khulla by Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer - ₹352

    He started his career as a child actor and has continued working well into his 60s, consistently giving Bollywood audiences creative and challenging performances. As the title suggests, he has opened up about various aspects of his life including the gossip surrounding his female co-stars, his brief encounter with the much-feared Dawood Ibrahim, as well as the pressures of growing up in the shadow of his legendary father. This autobiography gives readers a much-awaited peek into the life of the first family of Bollywood.

    Buy it here.

    13. Bossypants by Tina Fey - ₹428

    Bossypants debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and stayed on it for five whole weeks! If that's not a testament to Fey's comedic genius then maybe you can refer to her brilliant career on screen, starting with her days on Saturday Night Live to starring as protagonist on her own show, 30 Rock. She also gave us the ultimate chick flick Mean Girls! What's not to love?

    Buy it here.

    14. Yes Please by Amy Poehler - ₹339

    Comedy sister to Tina Fey, Amy Poehler brings to us her own autobiography that is chock-a-block with funny anecdotes. Amy writes extensively about the many friendships she has formed along the way, especially on the sets of Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation. She also tells us about her life growing up Catholic in Massachusetts and moving to New York City as a young adult. The book is also full of advice, offered with a side of her trademark humour. It will have you in splits!

    Buy it here.

    15. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman - ₹963

    Parks and Recreation fans have been entertained by Ron and Tammy's tumultuous and hilarious love story for seven seasons! Little did they know that the couple is in fact married in real life and are every bit as entertaining! In this tongue-in-cheek book, Offerman and Mullally offer advice on how to build a long-lasting and loving relationship by telling us their own unique love story. Who knew how much they had in common with their on-screen counterparts!

    Buy it here.

    16. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen - ₹899

    If you follow Chrissy Teigen on Twitter or Instagram, you have probably seen her cook a delicious meal or two for her family. Not only is she a brilliant cook but also someone who is deeply passionate about food and the joy it brings. In this book, she shares recipes for comfort foods she finds herself gravitating towards when she wants to make slightly healthier choices. One thing's for sure, Chrissy doesn't compromise on taste!

    Buy it here.

    Buy her first book Cravings here.