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17 "Dancing With The Stars" Contestants Who Also Happen To Be Authors

We happen to think their writing is better than their dancing.

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3. Jack Osbourne (Season 17) & Kelly Osbourne (Season 9)


Jack shares stories about life without privacy ("What's privacy?") and his stint in rehab -- and claims he's the only sane one in the family. Kelly offers cutting thoughts on sibling relationships and growing up Osbourne as well as on life as a fledgling rock star.

4. Kirstie Alley (Seasons 15 & 12)


Kirstie writes about John Travolta, Ted Danson, Patrick Swayze, Kelsey Grammar, Woody Allen, Woody Harrelson, and more (including DWTS' very own Maksim Chmerkovskiy)!

6. Melissa Rycroft (Seasons 15 & 8)


This 2-time DWTS contestant (and 1-time champion!) writes about that time she won The Bachelor and then got dumped on national TV. Well... this is awkward...

7. Melissa Gilbert (Season 14)


Women everywhere may have idolized her charming life on Little House on the Prairie, but Melissa’s own unexpectedly honest, imperfect, and down-to-earth story is an inspiration.

8. Ricki Lake (Season 13)


Ricki Lake’s life has been a series of rebirths—from fat to skinny, married to divorced, rich to poor, and more. In her book, Ricki shows us how her life in the spotlight offers wisdom to anyone who has ever struggled in her own skin.

12. David Alan Grier (Season 8)


Grier muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack.

13. Denise Richards (Season 8)


Following a painful divorce from Charlie Sheen (#winning?), she found herself raising their two young daughters alone as her mother was dying of cancer. Denise writes openly and honestly about these experiences and more.

17. Evander Holyfield (Season 1)


Barely able to make it into the heavyweight division and almost always the smaller fighter in the ring, Holyfield spent his professional career proving the naysayers wrong.

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