Celebrity Memoir Quiz

I am not a huge reader of memoirs, but this year I’ve read a few that I’ve really liked, including the one I’m currently listening to.  See if you can identify the celebrities that penned these memoirs.  They are all women.  Each correct answer worth 6.25 points.  You have until Thursday night to submit your answers. I hide your answers until then.

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  Play once or every week, that’s okay.  I’m happy to have you here today.

2. No cheating.  No googling, other internet searches or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Last week’s quiz here.  Current leaderboard here.


1. Audition: A Memoir Barbara Walters

2. Wishful Drinking  Carrie Fisher

3. Prairie Tale: A Memoir  Melissa Gilbert

4. How to…Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale  Jenna Jameson

5. Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom  Queen Latifah

6. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain  Portia de Rossi

7. Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression  Brooke Shields

8. A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages  Kristin Chenoweth

9. Losing It and Gaining it Back One Pound at a Time  Valerie Bertanelli

10. Stori Telling  Tori Spelling

11. Everything About Me is Fake…and I’m Perfect  Janice Dickinson

12. Cancer Schmancer  Fran Drescher

13. Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles  Kathleen Turner

14. A Lotus Grows in the Mud  Goldie Hawn

15. Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny  Marlo Thomas

16. Between a Heart and a Rock Place  Pat Benetar


24 thoughts on “Celebrity Memoir Quiz

  1. Florinda says:

    I’m only listing the numbers for the ones I’m answering. I hope that’s OK – this is my first time playing!

    2. Carrie Fisher
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    4. Jenna Jameson
    5. Queen Latifah
    6. Portia De Rossi (DeGeneres)
    7. Brooke Shields
    8. Kristin Chenoweth
    9. Valerie Bertinelli
    10. Tori Spelling
    12. Fran Drescher
    13. Kathleen Turner
    15. Marlo Thomas
    16. Pat Benatar

    Whew. Even though some are guesses, I’m a little uncomfortable about having answers for so many of these – I’m not a tabloid junkie, I swear! 🙂

    • stacybuckeye says:

      It’s your first time and you this week’s top scorer – you’ll have to play more often 🙂 And it’s okay to know so many, the tabloids are hard to avoid! 81.25 points.

  2. Staci says:

    2. Carrie Fisher???
    3. Nellie Olsen ( I don’t know her real name..wait Allison something!!)
    4. Jenna Jamison I watched her on Oprah!
    7. Brooke Shields
    10. Tori Spelling

  3. Nise' says:

    Not a memoir reader. If they were on a talk show, then I may know their book! LOL
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    5. Queen Latifah
    6. Portia DeRossi
    7. Brook Shields
    9. Valerie Bertinelli
    12. Fran Drescher
    16. Pat Benatar

  4. Jennifer Rayment says:

    I love memoirs, especially celebrity ones, I can’t help myself

    1 Barbara Walters
    2 Carrie Fisher – I love her writing
    3 Guessing Melissa Gilbert
    4 Jenna I think, but can’t remember more than that
    5 Queen Latifah ? I know she had a book out
    6 Portia De Rossi (Sp) – on my bedside table
    7 Brooke Shields
    8 ?
    9 Valerie Bertinelli
    10 Guessing Tori Spelling
    11 Janice (ICKY) Dickinson
    12 ?
    13 Kathleen Turner (on my tbr list)
    14 Goldie Hawn
    15 ?
    16 ?

  5. Calila says:

    1. Barbara Walters
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    4. Jenna Jameson
    6. Portia De Rossi
    7. Brooke Shields
    8. Kristin Chenoweth
    10. Tori Spelling
    12. Fran Drescher

  6. Wrighty says:

    I’ve missed the last few quizzes so it’s good to be back! I’ve heard of many of these titles but only know a few. (I think)

    1. Barbara Walters
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    6. Portia DeRossi
    7. Brook Shields
    10. Tori Spelling
    12. Fran Drescher

  7. Julie H. says:

    Late again so I won’t bother guessing! They look tough, I only know a couple off the top of my head! Have a great weekend!

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