Celebrities who have stamped their literary prowess by authoring their own books
Anna Kendrick gives us a sneak peek into the mind of her younger self in her latest book, Scrappy Little Nobody. Using her slick wit, she captures the readers’ attention with stories from middle school to her initial career days. The Pitch Perfect and Up In The Air star is in full form in this anthology of autobiographical essays. `1,402 on amazon.in
You may have seen her in Inception, but to many, she is better known as the former muse of business tycoon Elon Musk. Reports suggest that Talulah Riley’s latest book, Acts Of Love, was inspired by her relationship with Musk, although she has denied it altogether. The spotlight is on a journalist named Bernadette who, after luring many a powerful man into her trap, finally finds her match in Radley Blake. Published by Hodder & Stoughton. `907 on amazon.in
Best known for her role as Hodel in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and the corresponding adaptation on Broadway, Silber is now almost synonymous with the character. So much so that she has written a book on the character, of what Hodel experiences after catching a train to Siberia (the point where the play ends). Titled After Anatevka, the book attempts to continue the story of Fiddler on the Roof in the best way possible. Expected next year.
We’ve seen him in fairly serious roles in films like Van Helsing, Moulin Rouge and Mission Impossible 2. So when Richard Roxburgh attempted to write an illustrated book for children, we were surprised. The plot of the book promises to be fun—Artie and Bumshoe stumble upon the Cave-Of-Possibly-Stolen- Stuff, from where a series of scary characters come out. Published by Allen & Unwin, the book gives us a glimpse of the talented illustrator in Roxburgh. `309 on amazon.in
Much like Anna Kendrick, Lauren Graham too talks about her younger days — with tales about growing up, early days in the industry, and being cast in Gilmore Girls, as the popular Lorelai Gilmore. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) is the perfect book for all Lauren Graham fans. Just in time for the series’ revival. `1,435 on amazon.in
Trust Wesley Snipes to name his first book Talon of God. After all, his affiliation with all things sharp and dangerous is well-known—who can forget his cult role as Blade in the Marvel Comics film series. Co-written with Ray Norman, the supernatural story revolves around Lauren, a female doctor trapped in a war between heaven and hell, and a spirit called Talon Hunter. Published by Harper Voyager, the book is set to release mid-next year.
— Karan Pillai