Publishing Insider Admits What We Already Know: Most Celebrity Memoirs Are Terrible

Ever wonder how all those celebrity memoirs get published? Writing at The Daily Beast, former Simon & Schuster editor in chief Michael Korda describes how book publishers get seduced by Hollywood glitter: “Stranded in Beverly Hills, where movie stars and studio heads and successful directors outranked them, where you can’t walk to anywhere, and where people who matter arrive at the porte cochère of the hotel or the restaurant in a glittering car or limousine, sometimes to be greeted by a storm of photoflashes, they were fair game, thirsting for tea or drinks with even the most passé of movie stars and prepared to find them glamorous and fascinating.” Suckers!Then, as he put it, the memoirs almost always turn out to be “dull and overrated.” Overrated?