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:"
"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."
"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."
"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."