There were more than a few must reads that came out in 2014, and some of the best books of the year were penned by famous faces. Celebrity memoirs by funny stars like Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, and Neil Patrick Harris made for laugh-out-loud reads, while Oprah Winfrey brought her signature insights to her book What I Know For Sure. Whether you're shopping for a fun holiday gift or looking for your next read, these celebrity memoirs make great picks — and you can read excerpts from each book right here! Take a look at some of the year's best titles from famous stars, then check out 50 books to read before they're movies!
Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
If you love Girls, you'll obviously love Lena Dunham's collection of essays in her publishing debut, Not That Kind of Girl. You can expect the same kind of hilarious candor you've come to know and love.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler's buzzed-about first book, Yes Please, features the funny lady's personal stories and wise, hilarious advice.
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Leave it to Neil Patrick Harris to put a clever spin on the memoir with his book Choose Your Own Autobiography. The actor teamed up with the creators of the Choose Your Own Adventure series to write the book, which guides readers through actual events from his life (Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother, etc.) but also includes a few other options.
Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Nothing's off-limits in the late Joan Rivers's book Diary of a Mad Diva, which covers everything from her personal life to her craziest celebrity interactions.
Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
Actor Alan Cumming addresses his complicated relationship with his father and how that affected both his life and career in his book Not My Father's Son.
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey's legendary career spans decades, and in that time, she's learned so much about being successful. She's been sharing her findings for quite a while in O, The Oprah Magazine, but now you can read a collection of the best and most inspiring entries in her new book, What I Know For Sure.
Love Life by Rob Lowe
With a 2011 bestseller under his belt, actor Rob Lowe talks men, women, sex, and love in Love Life. He shares stories about Parks and Recreation, parties at the Playboy Mansion, and more personal observations about parenthood and marriage.
Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern by Danielle Fishel
In Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern, Girl Meets World star Danielle Fishel talks about her time on Boy Meets World, what happened behind the scenes, and what her life is like now.