Then there's “Whiteout” authors Angie Thomas and Dhonielle Clayton talking about why representation matters in their teen book series, plus Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, Max Greenfield, Chrissy Metz, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste sharing the inspiration behind their children’s books.
Check out these celebs discussing their books below!
Matthew Perry — ‘Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing’
Matthew Perry’s memoir “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” chronicles his decades-long struggle with drug addiction. “When you get to a real low, that’s a time when you can help the most people,” he says of why he chose to write his book, which hit number one on the New York Times bestsellers list. “It was time for me to help the most people.”
Tamera Mowry-Housley — ‘You Should Sit Down for This’
Tamera Mowry-Housley told Jennifer Hudson about her new book “You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir About Life, Wine, and Cookies,” which details the challenges of being a child star, the ups and downs of dating and marriage, and her struggles with depression.
“I wrote this book because I desperately needed a book like this,” the “Jane the Virgin” actor told JHud of his latest book, “Boys Will Be Human,” which he wrote specifically for young boys and teens to let them know they’re not alone. He said that he hopes his book shows young boys that it’s okay to be vulnerable.
Captain Sandy Yawn — ‘Be the Calm or Be the Storm’
Captain Sandy Yawn, star of the Bravo reality series “Below Deck” recently released her first book, “Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm.”
“I wanted to reach people’s hearts and tell them the real story of who Sandy was before she became a captain, how I became a captain, and what I do to defuse situations,” said Captain Sandy Yawn on the show.
“I wanted people to know — don’t give up on people if they’re suffering from addiction or mental illness. Invest in them and give them the opportunity.”
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt told JHud that her new children’s book, “Good Night, Sister,” was inspired by her relationship with her big sister, Christina.
"This book really is to celebrate that relationship that I have with my sister, and also sisterhood and the importance of being able to find that person you can turn to at a young age who will give you a hug and help you through a scary moment and help you find confidence and bravery," she said on the show.
Angie Thomas and Dhonielle Clayton, authors of the book "Whiteout" (along with Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon), came by the show to discuss their new book "Whiteout" and why it’s so important for young people to feel they are represented in storytelling.