Fall Biographies: Bruce and Beyond

It’s fall, and the publishing industry is set to release the year’s most anticipated books during these dark, wet months. Lucky for us, there’s a bumper crop of celebrity biographies and memoirs to curl up with. Here are more than two dozen of the best bets.

MUSICIANS
Born to Run.
This autobiography by Bruce Springsteen is already on track to be one of the biggest biographies of the year.
Gone ’til NovemberRapper Lil Wayne recounts his stint as a prisoner on Rikers Island in 2010.
Good Vibrations. Beach Boy Mike Love, who wrote many of the band’s songs, recounts his time with the band.
HankRock author Mark Ribowsky looks at the short but influential life of Hank Williams.
Homeward Bound. Rock biographer Peter Ames Carlin looks back at the 50-year career of singer songwriter extraordinaire Paul Simon.
I Am Brian WilsonAnother Beach Boy memoir, this time from its most influential and troubled member.
In the Midnight HourRock journalist Tony Fletcher writes the first biography of soul singer Wilson Pickett.
The Keys. DJ Khaled – DJ, record producer, Snapchatter – reveals his secrets to success.
Not Dead Yet. Former member of Genesis and ’80s solo superstar Phil Collins shares his story, both on and off stage.
Set the Boy Free. From Johnny Marr, the former guitarist for The Smiths. A must-read for fans of Morrissey’s Autobiography.
TestimonyRobbie Robertson of The Band recounts his 50 years in the music industry.

ACTORS
Around the Way Girl
The life and career of Taraji P. Henson, star of Empire.
Good Clean FunWhile not a biography or memoir, who can pass up an opportunity to hang out with Nick Offerman in his woodshop?
Life in PartsBryan Cranston recounts his life, including his iconic role as Walter White on Breaking Bad
Peter O’TooleBiographer Robert Sellers examines the life of the legendary actor and raconteur.
Princess DiaristCarrie Fisher’s first book in nearly 10 years includes excerpts from journals she kept as a teenager filming Star Wars
Scrappy Little NobodyAnna Kendrick, star of Pitch Perfect and Up in the Airshares humorous stories in this collection of essays.
Talking as Fast as I CanIf you’re a Gilmore Girls fan and can’t wait until the new series reboot, then Lauren Graham’s book is just the thing to fill the gap.
Where Am I Now? Mara Wilson tells her story, from child star of Matilda to playwright and McSweeney’s contributor.
You Gotta Get Bigger DreamsAnother collection of witty essays from Alan Cumming, star of stage and screen (The Good Wife). 

ARTISTS, WRITERS, COMMENTATORS & COMEDIANS
Based on a True Story.
Former Saturday Night Live news anchor Norm Macdonald mixes fact and fiction in his first memoir.
Born a Crime. Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, recounts his youth under South African apartheid. 
Hungry Heart.
Jennifer Weiner, author of the bestseller Best Friends Forever and many others, publishes her first work on nonfiction. 
She Made Me LaughNora Ephron made you laugh as the screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and author of I Feel Bad About My NeckAuthor Richard Cohen shares a tribute.
Pigeon TunnelThe master of the espionage novel, John le Carré, shares his larger-than-life story in this memoir.
Settle for More. Megyn Kelly takes readers from her New York childhood to the anchor desk at Fox News.
Superficial. Andy Cohen, the man behind Watch What Happens: Live and The Real Housewives franchise is back with his third collection of sidesplitting stories.
Thanks for the Money
Joel McHale heaps a generous helping of snark as he recounts his days from Talk Soup to Community.
Walking through WallsMarina Abramović, one of the world’s most uncompromising performance artists, tells the story that took her from Yugoslavia to MoMA.

~posted by Frank

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