Get to know your favorite celebrities
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.