Celebrity Summer Book Club: 5 Celebrity Books That Might Not Suck

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It's summer time and we're all considering heading to the beach. While books by Snooki or Lauren Conrad will most like make you want to toss your Kindle in the frothiest waves, there are some celebrity reads that might not suck.
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It's summer time and we're all considering heading to the beach. While books by Snooki or Lauren Conrad will most like make you want to toss your Kindle in the frothiest waves, there are some celebrity reads that might not suck.

It's summer time and we're all considering heading to the beach. While books by Snooki or Lauren Conrad will most like make you want to toss your Kindle into the frothiest waves, there are some celebrity reads that might not suck. Consider adding these celebrity-written tomes to your library, at least temporarily. After all, what you read on the beach stays on the beach.

1. "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" by Rob Lowe

If you're old enough to remember the Brat Pack, you'll want to read Rob Lowe's memoir for the scandal. You know, the one where he was caught hanging with underage girls. Yeah. "West Wing" fans will want to read "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" to find out why Rob Lowe unceremoniously left one of the most popular shows on TV. However, this well-written celeb tell-all book is much much, more. At least so says Oprah Winfrey, which is reason enough to read any book, period.

2. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is undeniably brilliant. She's a talented screenwriter, actress, comedic performer and a darn good politician. Oh wait. At any rate, anything written by the writer of "Mean Girls" is going to be a good read. "Bossypants" contains witticisms, wicked analysis and a particularly biting chapter called "Dear Internet." Funny women rock. Go Tina!

3. "A Place of Yes" by Bethenny Frankel

There are two kinds of people on this planet. There are shameless housewife watchers and closeted housewife watchers. What do both of these groups have in common? Admiration and respect for Ms. Bethenny Frankel. Bethenny for the strangely uninitiated turned being a reality star into her own cottage industry a la Jessica Simpson. Unlike JS's 2003 book "Jessica Simpson I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding," however, Frankel's "A Place of Yes" promises to be inspiring and empowering. Yes.

4. "Presenting Tallulah" by Tori Spelling

Who could have guessed that Donna Martin's doppelganger from the original "Beverly Hills 90210" would turn out to be a bestselling author many times over? While "sTORI Telling" and "Mommywood" hit the big time, the good literary stuff came when Tori ran out of ways to hide her name in titles. Skip this year's "uncharted terriTORI" and go for "Presenting Tallulah," a children's book about a little girl who longs to get dirty and start living. Ahem.

5. "Fabulicious" by Teresa Giudice

Consider this more of a sympathy purchase. If you have a weakness for Italian food and a penchant for bankrupt housewives then consider picking up "Fabulicious" by Teresa Giudice. Teresa Giudice is a Bravolebrity from "Real Housewives of New Jersey." Tre's Italian recipes are clear, easy to understand, well-photographed and cumin-free. RHONJ reality TV fans know what I mean. Table tossing not included.

And there you have it. Pack your sunscreen, a few snacks and your favorite e-reader loaded with these celebrity tomes and enjoy the beach. Huzzah!

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