Most surprising celebrities to write a book

Many celebrities have stepped out of the limelight to take pen to paper and some have even mastered the craft and become bestsellers.

When you think about it, most celebrities are creative people so it should come as no surprise that some have turned their talents to writing books and become well-received authors in their own right.

While some celebrity penned books are memoirs based on their own lives, like Jennifer Lopez’s True Love, or books with a plot loosely-based on the authors own, like Nicole Richie’s The Truth About Diamonds, some are flat out fictional masterpieces. Comedian Steve Martin’s Shopgirl was described as an “elegant, bleak, desolating and first novella” by the New York Times and became a best seller on their prestigious list. The book was then turned into a film starring Steve and Clair Danes in 2005.

Stars also love dabbling in the self-help space with our very own Miranda Kerr turning her hand to writing a guide on self appreciation with her first book Treasure Yourself in 2010. She followed up the success of her first self-help title with Empower Yourself in 2013.

Earlier this year Actress Julianna Margulies, star of The Good Wife, announced she will be releasing her very first children’s book in May 2016.

The book, titled Three Magic Balloons, is based on a story written by her late father, Paul Margulies, about three little girls who take weekly trips to the zoo.

“My father always used to say to us, ‘Magic is everywhere, you just need to know where to look!’” said Julianna, “We think children will feel the same way after reading Three Magic Balloons.”

Read on to see our favourite celebrities-turned-authors.

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