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This week’s topic is Top Five Celebrity Memoirs I have read. Memoirs seems to be the main form of non-fiction I read so I have read quite a few. Actually as I began looking at what I have read, I listened to most of them and love when they are narrated by the person themself. This was more difficult than I thought as once I began looking, I wanted to add another and another. Here are five I loved, but there are many more that I also gave 5 stars to.

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

I really enjoyed this book for a couple of reasons. First, I listened to it and Dolly narrated so it was great to hear it. Secondly, it included several of her songs. I have always loved Dolly and recommend this audiobook. My Review

Just as I Am by Cicely Tyson (Author/Narrator)

I have only watched a few Cicely Tyson movies (although I watched a couple after listening to this book) but I always thought she was a classy and talented woman. This book gave me insight into what she went through in her early life and when she tried to get into acting. It was very moving and an excellent book to listen to. My Review

The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek (Author/Narrator), Ken Jennings (Narrator)

Being a Jeopardy fan and a Canadian, I have always liked Alex Trebek. Not only was he Canadian, but he was actually born in my home province of Ontario and started his career there. He was always a delight on Jeopardy and just an all round good guy. When he announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my heart broke as that is what my husband died from as well. This was another great book to listen to. My Review

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Written and Narrated by Trevor Noah

I’m pretty sure I will see this one on a few lists, but it is one of my all time favourite memoirs. With his wit, he shares his story of life in South Africa as a mixed race child and his life as it began in comedy. I think it might have been more difficult to read if Trevor himself had not narrated it. My Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Author, Narrator)

What can I say about Becoming that others have not already said. This was such an inspirational read. Again, someone who pulled herself up with her own intelligence, hard work, perseverance and support from family. If you get a chance to listen to this book, that is the best way to go. Listening to this book was like sitting down with Michelle Obama and talking to her. My Review

Here are the five I ended with (I made several changes along the way) and all are ones I highly recommend. I listened to all of these and that seems to make them more enjoyable for me. I know I will be adding more celebrity memoirs to my TBR as I visit all the other Top Fives this week.