March 2 is National Read Across America Day. Coincidentally, the ever-entreprenurial Lauren Conrad just announced that her debut novel "L.A. Candy" hits shelves June 16. "The Hills" starlet joins an elite club of published celebs. See who else …
Tired of reading "vapid" books to her kids, leave it to Madonna to create her own children's book series. The ninth "English Roses" book, "The Runway Rose", hits shelves in April. Maybe she'll read bedtime stories to her new boytoy, Jesus?
Of course Ethan Hawke is an actor – but did you know he's an author, too? His first book, "The Hottest State," got lukewarm reviews, but it didn't stop him from turning it into a movie (he also directed) and writing a second novel, "Ash Wednesday."
"The View" host has two volumes under her belt: "Book," a best-selling autiobigraphy, and "Whoopi's Big Book of Manners," a kid's book. The latter offers wisdom like, "Nothing is as bad as picking your nose, which you can do only if no one sees you."
Celebrity real estate mogul, tabloid staple and television star Donald Trump has authored (or co-authored) no less than twelve books about how to become rich and successful in business by really, really trying … to be ubiquitious.
"Author" is one of the last words that we think of regarding Paris Hilton, but the queen bee of the socialite set has, um, loosely co-written two books: "Confessions of an Heiress" and "The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton."
Never one to be outdone by her "Simple Life" co-star, Nicole Richie also released a book. Unlike Hilton's "day in the life" approach, Richie's "The Truth About Diamonds" is more of a roman a clef. You'll have no doubt who "Chloe Parker" really is.
Sorry to break it to the "Star Wars" fans, but there's more to Carrie Fisher than braid-buns and a bikini. The actress has clearly suffered for her art, and Fisher's bestselling "Postcards from the Edge" was even adapted into a Meryl Streep film.
"Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall has authored three books, two of which we're pretty sure her alter-ego Samantha actually wrote: "Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm" and "Kim Cattrall Sexual Intelligence." Sometimes typecasting works!
We love "The Daily Show", and host Jon Stewart's "America (The Book)" is exactly the hilarious tome we expected. If you can't get enough of the guy either, check out "Naked Pictures of Famous People," a book he wrote before he was a household name.
Stephen Colbert's "I Am America (And So Can You)" is a continuation on the themes of The Colbert Report, complete with charts and illustrations. Somehow Colbert manages to make terrorists, environmentalists and even Kashi cereal ridiculously funny.
Did you know that news anchor Katie Couric was also a children's book author?. Someone should send copies of her books "The Brand New Kid" and "The Blue Ribbon Day" to the Senior and Junior Palin moms up in Wasilla.
Some people think that former "Baywatch" babe Pam Anderson's career is washed up, but we disagree – she can always fall back on her writing. Pam's titles alone, "Star: A Novel" and "Star Struck: A Novel," showcase her depth and originality.
Leading funny man Steve Martin has seven books to his name. He even turned one, "Shopgirl," into a movie starring Claire Danes. But his autobiography, "Born Standing Up," is a fascinating look at the life of the seminal comedian.
Hugh Laurie is best known as the star of "House," but the Brit actor also wrote a best-selling thriller called "The Gun Seller" and has another novel, "The Paper Soldier," due to hit stands in September 2009.
Who knew Big Willy was a triple threat? Back when actor Will Smith was most famous for being a singer, his hit tune "Just the Two Of Us" was a sweet ode to fatherhood. A lesser known project is the children's book he authored of the same title.