Books Written By Our Childhood Crushes
The news that Jason Priestly is writing a memoir sent our little fan girl hearts racing. There was a time we couldn’t get enough of Brendon Walsh (and of course Dylan McKay!) and we can’t wait to hear what the actor who made that role famous has to say about those years. In honor of this exciting news, here are a few other star books we must admit we were excited to see hit the shelves.
We loved Danica McKellar’s sweet performance as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, and now she’s inspiring a whole new generation of kids with her fun and accessible books on math. Start by gifting the 9-12-year-olds in your life (and their parents too) with Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail and then explore all her other titles from Kiss My Math to Hot X: Algebra Exposed. Who better than Winnie Cooper to teach us the subjects we should have been paying attention to in school…instead of watching her and Kevin Arnold on tv?!
How rude! If you don’t remember Stephanie from Full House, you can
still catch her through reruns at almost any time of the day. In this at times shocking memoir, Sweetin lets us into the double life she led, as she struggled to live a normal childhood far away from Hollywood. She bluntly talks about her struggles with addiction and recovery, and her efforts to stay clean since becoming a mom. Through it all, the charm that stole our hearts as Stephanie Tanner comes through, and we can’t help but root for her on every page.
Tori Spelling tells her side of the tabloid-worthy life she’s led, from her decadent childhood birthday parties to plastic surgery, her fairy-tale wedding to the wrong man and her eventual marriage to the right one. Tori comes across as down-to-earth and real, and this is the book that made us realize there was way more to the girl once known only as Aaron Spelling’s daughter and television’s most famous virgin, Donna Martin.
Marcia Marcia Marcia! We remember coming home from school just in time
to catch The Brady Bunch reunions, and were always fascinated by that lovable blended family–especially perfect teen Marcia Brady. But
what we, and most viewers, didn’t know was that Maureen McCormick
was living a very different life from the perfect teen she portrayed.
Maureen takes us behind the scenes of America’s favorite television
family in this brutally honest memoir—and reveals how she got caught
up in a fast-paced, drug-fueled, star-studded Hollywood nightmare…and how she finally came to terms with the idea of
Which memoirs by your childhood faves did we miss? Share yours in the comments.
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