There are many different ways for a celebrity to use their status and fame to their and advantage to make some extra cash. Beside from commercials or being a spokesperson for a brand, one of the most popular ways for them to use their fame to their advantage is publishing and writing their own books. Usually memoirs and stories of their own experiences. Because of their fame, their books usually go into best-seller lists really easily.
And this is the exact reason why I don’t like celebrity books, and refuse to read them.
I know, that this might raise a lot of controversies, because celebrities have the right to write and publish books like everyone else, and this earning money strategy is actually really clever too. But every time I see another celebrity self-published memoir on the best-selling shelf, I can’t help but scowl a little bit by the thought that that spot could’ve been filled with another hard-working book by an actual author.
Authors work hard to write a book with a good story-line, lovable characters, something that people would enjoy completely out of their head. While celebrities’ books aren’t on popular because they’re good, but because they’re just written by celebrities. And that is my biggest problem.
Of course, this feeling doesn’t apply to all memoirs and biographies. Please understand that these feelings only apply to celebrities (especially celebrities such as the Kardashians or any sort of Musical.ly stars), not actual great figures like a president, or someone who has been through hell, and more.
What do you think? Do you agree?