African-American Celebrity Memoirs & Biographies

Throw-back post from 2008 with an excerpt from the late Bobby Womack’s memoir Midnight Mover: The True Story of the Greatest Soul Singer in the World.

black girl lost . . . in a book

While surfing a black celebrity gossip site, I came across information on Diahann Carroll’s new book. Celebrities do it all, don’t they? Make some songs, do some movies, go on Broadway, and then write a book about it all—sometimes not even in that order.

Well, instead of simply posting about Carroll’s text, I figured I’d post a few excerpts/summaries from other black celebrity non-fiction memoirs and biographies. The plan was to post only the books published in 2008, but there were a few that I thought were “worthy” of mention (or an eyebrow raise), so here you go:

The Legs Are the Last to Go: Aging, Acting, Marrying, Mothering and Other Things I Learned the Hard Way by Diahann Carroll (what a title!)

[excerpt] In her new memoir, “The Legs Are the Last to Go,” Diahann Carroll – the Bronx-born beauty who made history as TV’s first black sitcom star…

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