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Cecil Whig - - ACCENT - By LEAH STAAB Spe­cial to the Whig

You’ve seen them on TV and in the movies, now learn all about their life away from the screen with this list of the best and most re­cent celebrity bi­ogra­phies avail­able at the Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary.

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Les­sons

By Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

Funny, yes, but also a sur­pris­ingly up­lift­ing and poignant book by su­per­star co­me­dian and ac­tor Kevin Hart. In his mem­oir, Hart chron­i­cles his hugely suc­cess­ful life, start­ing with his dif­fi­cult child­hood in North Philadel­phia. His struggles have only made him stronger, and his hon­esty and pos­i­tive at­ti­tude is ad­mirable. Fans of his com­edy will en­joy this book, but his ad­vice is rel­e­vant to any­one who has ever faced ad­ver­sity.

Born A Crime: Sto­ries From a South African Child­hood By Trevor Noah This is a col­lec­tion of per­sonal es­says from “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who was born to a white fa­ther and a black mother in 1984 South Africa when such a union was a crime pun­ish­able by five years in prison. Con­se­quently, he was forced to spend the ear­li­est parts of his child­hood in­doors, liv­ing in poverty in a deeply trou­bled coun­try. Largely a com­ing-of-age story told through the eyes of an in­tel­li­gent and re­silient child, this mem­oir is com­pelling and un­for­get­table. The Princess Diarist By Carrie Fisher This book is a re­veal­ing be­hind-the-scenes look at Carrie Fisher’s ex­pe­ri­ence film­ing the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Be­fore she was an es­tab­lished ac­tress, au­thor and pop-cul­ture icon, Fisher was once an in­se­cure 19-yearold girl in love with her older, mar­ried co-star, Har­ri­son Ford. Re­ly­ing on her jour­nal en­tries from that time pe­riod, any­one can now see their af­fair was bit­ter­sweet and doomed from the start. Fisher also re­counts the pros and cons that be­ing Princess Leia has had on her life. Writ­ten with her trade­mark wit and self-dep­re­ca­tion, this is a fun read whether or not you’re a Star Wars fan. Canada By Mike Mey­ers Part mem­oir, part lovelet­ter to his home coun­try Canada, this au­dio book is filled with co­me­dian Mike Meyer’s sto­ries of grow­ing up in Toronto, his ca­reer in com­edy and sto­ries from the set of “Satur­day Night Live.” An easy, en­gag­ing and hi­lar­i­ous book read by the au­thor.

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