The Next Celeb Self-Help Book Authors Are *NOT* Who You Might Expect
It’s been a slow-but-sure evolution for a while now: the rise of the celebrity self-help guru. Gone are the days when stars simply rested on their laurels of being, well, plain old celebs. These days, it’s all about building an empire, a brand, and for many that just so happens to include a stint as a bestselling author — a sort of self-help guru, if you will. The formula is simple enough: 1. Find success; 2. Share tips for success in a memoir that fans can take to heart to (hopefully!) recreate said success.
1. Kristin Cavallari: Entering the ring just this week? Former reality starlet-turned-businesswoman/mom of three, Miss Kristin Cavallari. Her debut work as an auteur, Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work ($15), is already a #1 best-seller on Amazon, and promises to be chock full of life-changing gems both personal and professional. Case-in-point? How she’s helped to improve her husband’s type 1 diabetes symptoms through diet (in addition to juicier details on their relationship, of course — it is Kristin we’re talking about). Also on the pour-your-soul-out self-help-docket? Secrets on how she’s staying sane juggling it all as a full-time mom to three youngins, running and designing for her website, Emerald Duv and her ongoing Chinese Laundry collaboration — phew! If her revealing nature on The Hills was any indicator, we’ve got a feeling this is going to be a good read. (Photo via Grant Lamos IV)
2. Maria Menounos: Re-entering the ring — so to speak — is Maria Menounos, who delivers the latest and third installment in her “The EveryGirl’s Guide” series, The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking ($13). Drawing upon her Greek heritage in what is sure to be part-memoir, part cookbook, Maria breaks the art of kitchen mastery down with dishes such as strawberry shortcake French toast, watermelon feta salad, double cheese stuffed artichokes (yum!) and more. Fresh off a recent engagement, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion what book number four might be about…dum dum de dum… (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
3. Nicole LaValle (AKA Snooki): Nicole LaValle (you may know her as Snooki in a former life) has all but turned her life upside down — she went from a vodka wielding club rat to a power tool wielding DIY superstar, businesswoman and mom — and she’s outlined her path to the top in her latest book, Strong Is the New Sexy: My Kickass Story on Getting My Formula for Fierce ($13). With tips on everything from how she got a healthier exterior (she shed 20 lbs and no longer drinks) to how she changed up her self-destructive mindset to a more productive, positive one, there’s bound to be some useful advice in here for just about everyone. There’s a phrase we never thought we’d utter! (photo via Stephen Lovekin/Getty)
Which celeb-help book are you most excited to read? Let us know over at @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Cindy Ord/Getty)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)