The 7 Weirdest Books Ever Written by Celebs — And We Mean That In The Best Way Possible
These days, celebrities are writing books all over the place. Book deals are part of the whole package that comes with being famous. From Amy Schumer to the Kardashians, celebs are constantly spicing up their brand with tell-all memoirs, sparkly cookbooks, and even star-studded fiction.
Celebrity memoirs are especially easy to spot. They usually feature a picture of an A-Lister on a glamorous, colorful cover. A title that creates a fun twist on the memoir theme and hints at the celeb's claim to fame.
But then there are some celebrities who have chosen to take the road less traveled. The celebrities who have truly thought outside the box and delivered books like you've never seen before. The celebrities who have published feats we never would have expected. It's almost not fair how creative and talented some of these people are. (Although, of course, we can't forget that some of these great works came with the help of some stellar ghostwriters.)
From movie stars to comedians to reality TV divas, this list has some of the weirdest celebrity books on the market. With innovative structures and strange ideas, these celebs will surprise and amaze with you with the utterly bizarre places their minds can go:
1. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Of course Neil Patrick Harris found a way to electrify his memoir, modeling it after those Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books that everyone loved as a kid. It's NPH's life — starring you! — and you'll get to decide which part to audition for or what kind of caviar to eat on Elton John's yacht. Glamorous.
2. Murder at the Academy Awards : A Red Carpet Murder Mystery by Joan Rivers with Jerrilyn Farmer
Not only did Joan Rivers write a murder mystery, but she put herself in it. When a starlet drops dead while walking the red carpet, mother-daughter sleuths Max and Drew Taylor are on the case. Max and Drew are thinly disguised copies of Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, in case that wasn't obvious.
3. Rebels : City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner teamed up to write a YA dystopian novel. Crazy, right? There's even a sequel coming later this year.
4. Junior by Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin's novel is a mock-memoir, told in the form of a journal of a kid named Junior. Using comics, poems, quizzes and more, Culkin takes you on a truly wacky ride.
5. If Roast Beef Could Fly by Jay Leno
In this children's book, Jay Leno reimagines himself as a nine-year-old who stirs up trouble while building a BBQ pit with his dad. Filled with caricature illustrations, this book is as fun as it is strange.
6. The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
After Hodgman received minor television celebrity status from his role as the PC in those "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC." commercials, he sat down to pass on his knowledge to the generations — well, most of the knowledge is made-up but it's worth reading anyway. This book is sure to make you laugh out loud.
7. The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
The Office's B.J. Novak has also put out a book of well-crafted short stories (One More Thing), but his children's book really takes the cake. The entire point is to trick whoever is reading it to say a bunch of goofy things. I dare you not to erupt into a fit of giggles as you read this one.