Hollywood celebrities don’t just act in front of the screen. Sometimes, they do some amazing things behind the camera. For example, writing books. Yes! There are Hollywood celebrities who are not only popular because of the characters they play on TV but also because of their published books that tickle your imagination.

Here are the top celebrity authors who take pride in the published books they’ve released in the market:

1: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher is well-known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. What a few people only know is that Carrie Fisher is also a novelist. Her first work is the semi-autobiographical novel entitled Postcards from the Edge. Later on, Mike Nichols released this work as a motion picture three years after its first publication. Carrie Fisher’s other works worth noting include her three memoirs: Wishful Drinking, Shockaholic, and The Princess Diarist.

Celebrity Author #2: Britney Spears

Britney Spears is more than just the singer who popularized songs Toxic, Womanizer, and Oops! I Did It Again. She, together with her mother Lynne Spears, wrote a book entitled A Mother’s Gift. This manuscript details the story of a young girl and her struggles as she maneuvers through her college life as a poor scholarship student in an exclusive university. Prior to A Mother’s Gift, Spears published a book entitled Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart.

Celebrity Author #3: James Franco

James Franco takes pride in being both an actor and writer. One of the highlights of his writing career include the collection of linked short stories entitled Palo Alto. The book is inspired by Franco’s own experiences during his teenage years. Other books Franco penned include A California Childhood, Bungalow 89, Actors Anonymous, and Rebel.

Celebrity Author #4: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks made her name as a supermodel and host. She is also known for writing the book Modelland. A YA novel published in 2011, Modelland tells the story of a girl who endeavors to become one of the most celebrated models around the world by attending the legendary Modelland boarding school. Aside from the book Modelland, Banks has also authored Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out and Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss.

Celebrity Author #5: Matt Damon

With the help of his childhood friend Ben Afflect, Matt Damon immortalized his name as a writer through the screenplay Good Will Hunting. The film enjoyed massive success which allowed both Damon and Affleck to land an Oscar award for the Best Original Screenplay.

Celebrity Author #6: Chris Colfer

Already known for his role as Kurt Hummel in the hit TV series Glee, Chris Colfer also enjoys popularity as a celebrity author. Colfer wrote Struck by Lightning which was then produced into film and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. His other popular works include The Land of Stories series and The Curvy Tree.

Celebrity Author #7: Hilary Duff

As the face behind the iconic character Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff has established her name in Hollywood since a young age. Aside from being an actress and a singer, she is also a YA novel author who penned one of the New York Times Best Seller series entitled Elixir. The series, published in 2010, has three books: Elixir, Devoted, and True.

Celebrity Author #8: Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie, known for her role in The Simple Life as well as being a long-time friend of socialite Paris Hilton, penned the hit YA novel The Truth About Diamonds. This story details the glitz, glamour, and dark side of growing up under the Hollywood limelight. Other books authored by Nicole Richie include Priceless and Untitled #2.

Celebrity Author #9: Steve Martin

Steve Martins became known for his written works way back in 1960 through his work The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. As a versatile author, he has produced essays, screenplays, novels, novellas, children’s books, and even a memoir. Some of the popular published books under his name include The Jerk, Pure Drivel, The Pleasure of My Company, An Object of Beauty, and Shopgirl.

Celebrity Author #10: Madonna

If you are looking for a children’s book author among the popular Hollywood actors, you have Madonna. Taking inspiration from Kabbalah, Madonna wrote children’s stories to teach about strong morality as well as warn against envy and greed. One of the prominent children’s stories Madonna wrote is The English Roses.

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