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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.

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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

 

November 30, 2010 - Posted by | Quizzes | ,

24 Comments »

  1. These are guesses:
    2. Carrie Fisher
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    5. Queen Latifah
    7. Brooke Shields
    10. Tori Spelling
    13. Kathleen Turner
    15. Marlo Thomas

    Comment by bermudaonion | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • And great guesses they are! 43.75 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. 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! 🙂

    Comment by Florinda | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • 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.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. 3. Melissa Gilbert?
    4. Jenna Jameson?
    6. Portia de Rossi
    7. Brooke Shields?
    10. Tori Spelling
    11. Janice Dickinson?
    12. Fran Drescher?

    Comment by StephanieD | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • 43.75 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. 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

    Comment by Staci | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • 25 points! Nellie Olsen did write one, but not this one 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. Not a memoir reader. If they were on a talk show, then I may know their book! LOL
    1.
    2.
    3. Melissa Gilbert
    4.
    5. Queen Latifah
    6. Portia DeRossi
    7. Brook Shields
    8.
    9. Valerie Bertinelli
    10.
    11.
    12. Fran Drescher
    13.
    14.
    15.
    16. Pat Benatar

    Comment by Nise' | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • 43.75 points. I only just finished one of these. Not much of a celebrity memoir reader myself.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. Your quizzes are so deliciously hard…sigh. look forward to seeing the answers!

    Comment by Heather | November 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Guessing can be fun 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. #2 = Carrie Fisher
    #3 = Garrison Keillor?
    #8 = Kristin Chenoweth?
    #10 = Tori Spelling

    Comment by Bumble | December 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 18.75 points. Garrison was a good guess, I hadn’t thought of him.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. 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 ?

    Comment by Jennifer Rayment | December 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 74.5 points. I gave you 3 points for Jenna. I agree about Janice 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  9. Wow, I actually know four of these answers!!
    #1: Barbara Walters
    #3: Melissa Gilbert
    #9: Valerie Bertinelli
    #15: Marlo Thomas

    Comment by Margot | December 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 25 points! Woo Hoo 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  10. 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

    Comment by Calila | December 2, 2010 | Reply

    • All correct, impressive! 50 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  11. 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

    Comment by Wrighty | December 2, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s good to see you back, Debbie! 37.5 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply

  12. 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!

    Comment by Julie H. | December 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Until I post the answers on the quiz you can play 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | December 3, 2010 | Reply


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