20 Celebrities Turned Authors

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  • Jay-Z - Decoded
  • 50 Cent - The 50th Law
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict - Oh, Baby: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another
  • Pharrell Williams - Places and Spaces I’ve Been
  • Steve Harvey - Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
  • Venus & Serena Williams, Serving From the Hip: 10 Rules for Living, Loving and Winning
  • Janet Jackson - True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself
  • Dwyane Wade - A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger than Basketball
  • Faith Evans - Keep the Faith
  • Cynthia Bailey Thomas & Peter Thomas - Carry-On Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight
  • Tyra Banks - Mondelland
  • Antonia “Toya” Carter - Priceless Inspirations
  • Evelyn Lozada - Inner Circle
  • Niecy Nash - It’s Hard to Fight Naked
  • Tyrese Gibson & Rev Run - Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed
  • Keith Sweat - Make It Last Forever: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Star Jones - Satan’s Sisters
  • LL Cool J - Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle
  • Jada Pinkett-Smith - Girls Hold Up This World
  • T.I. - Trouble & Triumph
  • Aisha Tyler

Jay-Z, Decoded

Jay-Z is known for having his hands in many pots: from music to sports ventures. But it’s when the mogul added “author” to his list of expanding titles that the world began viewing him in a more sensitive light. Decoded showed a side of Hov that the world was not used to and shone light on his struggle from writing songs in the Marcy projects to rubbing shoulders with President Obama.


By: Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Courtesy Spiegel & Grau publishing)

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