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Celebrity authors

Celebrities writing books isn’t new. Check out this selection of stars and some of their writing samples.

Ethan Hawke, “Ash Wednesday,” “The Hottest State” (John Li / Getty Images)
Pamela Anderson, “Star” (Peter Foley / EPA)
Steve Martin, “Shopgirl” (became a movie, pictured) (Sam Emerson / Touchstone)
Rupert Everett, “Hello Darling, Are You Working?” (Alastair Grant / AP)
Paulina Porizkova, “A Model Summer” (
Carrie Fisher, “Postcards From the Edge” (became a movie) (Al Seib / LAT)
Wes Craven, “Fountain Society” (Lisa Poole / AP)
Kirk Douglas, “Young Heroes of the Bible,” “Last Tango in Brooklyn,” “The Gift” (Mark Ragonese / For the Times)