Growing up Hollywood: Former kid celebrities dish their dirt.

A Listmania! list by J. Lee "imajeel" (Houston, TX USA)
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The list author says: "What do people that grew up in the limelight do when the cameras stop and popularity fades (Besides, apparently, a lot of drugs and reality TV shows)?. They write a memoir. These are the books that dish dirt on drugs, sex, love, their parents, former cast members and anyone else that will help them sell the book. But, as bad as that sounds, there's something fascinating about reading the real-life tales we still often remember with fondness as the characters they played when they were kids. Here's a list of some of the more interesting, dirt-dishing ones:"
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography
1.  Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe
The list author says:
  "One of the Brat Pack actually knows how to write - and has dishing dirt tales to tell. He started out at 15 hanging out w/ the Sheens - and well, a lot of aspiring actors who would turn into phenomenons.  Fascinating, page-turning, sinfully delightful tale."
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High On Arrival
2.  High On Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips
The list author says:
  "Mackenzie Phillips from 'One Day at a Time" semi-fame combines the common kid star raised in Hollywood theme of drug addiction while dishing dirt on her Dad, Mick Jagger and others."
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Prairie Tale: A Memoir
3.  Prairie Tale: A Memoir by Melissa Gilbert
The list author says:
  "Half-pint turned out to have a wild side - and among other things and people dishes on her addictions, cheating, miscarriage and her loves Rob Lowe and Bruce Boxleitner."
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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
4.  Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim
The list author says:
  "Alison, better known as the evil girl from Little House on the Prairie, and now a comedian adds her say to the world of being a kid star from the show. But, it's nice change in perspective to hear from the one everyone loved to hate."
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Unsweetined
5.  Unsweetined by Jodie Sweetin
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  "More drug tales from the dark side of kid celeb from the girl once known as Stephanie Tanner."
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Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise
6.  Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise by Wil Wheaton
The list author says:
  "Wil tells his tale of going from teen star on Star Trek to struggling actor to finding himself with great grace and humor."
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Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude
7.  Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude by Shannen Doherty
The list author says:
  "Shannen tells you how she earned her "bad---" title - why that's a good thing and dishes dirt on how she thinks she was created as a "bad girl" and is determined to be a "bad--s" instead."
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Way I See It: A Look Back At My Life On Little House
8.  Way I See It: A Look Back At My Life On Little House by Melissa Sue Anderson
The list author says:
  "Yet another "Little House on the Prairie" child actor comes forth. But, now she's dishing dirt on Landon."
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Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted
9.  Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted by Todd Bridges
The list author says:
  "Willis goes from squeaky clean to a drug dealer accused of murder.  Then, he works his way out of it."
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Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
10.  Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick
The list author says:
  ""here's a story of a..." Another drug-studded walk on the nightmare side from a kid star on one of the most popular family shows of the time."
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Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg, Special Collector's Edition
11.  Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg, Special Collector's Edition by Barry Williams
The list author says:
  "Barry's memoir is pretty innocent - set rivalries, bickering with producers, a crush on Florence, and his relationships with cast members still make an interesting tale for Brady Bunch fans."
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Random Acts of Badness: My Story
12.  Random Acts of Badness: My Story by Danny Bonaduce
The list author says:
  "Infamous for his on-going battle with drugs, Danny tale is a witty take on a pretty sleazy journey."
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Still Growing: An Autobiography
13.  Still Growing: An Autobiography by Kirk Cameron
The list author says:
  "Okay, this guy took his hollywood "growing pains" and went a totally different way - towards religion.  But, it's interesting how he realizes how he alienated the cast around him amidst finding himself."
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Wishful Drinking
14.  Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The list author says:
  "Carrie Fisher turns her comedic stand-up routine about her life into a book."
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Behind the Bell
15.  Behind the Bell by Dustin Diamond
The list author says:
  "Dustin, better known as "Screech" is really bitter about where he's ended up.  But, that sure helps him dish some very entertaining and interesting dirt."
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sTORI Telling
16.  sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling
The list author says:
  "Plastic surgery, sex on 90210,cheating, a passionless marriage and mommy problems get dished in this little rich Hollywood kid tale."
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A Paper Life
17.  A Paper Life by Tatum O'Neal
The list author says:
  "Tatum, who won her first oscar at the age of 10, dishes dirt on her Dad (Ryan O'Neal), Farrah, Mom, hubby (John McEnroe), drugs and the Hollywood world."
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Little Girl Lost
18.  Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore
The list author says:
  "See how far Drew's come. This is an older book that recounts becoming a smoking, drinking, partying 10 year old kid star."
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Mommie Dearest
19.  Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
The list author says:
  "Despite the fact, that Christina is the daughter of and not a celebrity herself - the success of this one was that really put tell-all/feel free to trash your Mom and anyone else books rolling."
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