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5 Celebrity Books That Offer Advice (for Better or Worse)

3:55 PM 6/30/2016

by THR Staff

With the news that Lindsay Lohan is penning an advice book, a look back at the celebrity advice tomes that you may have forgotten ('Miss Piggy's Guide to Life' for the win).

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Lindsay Lohan is turning the big 3-0 on July 2. To celebrate, the actress revealed to Vanity Fair that she's "in the process of writing a book."

Lohan tells the glossy that her new tome will discuss her personal life experiences and "how to overcome obstacles," in hopes of connecting "with those who need some guidance when [or] if they are in a tough place."

Yes, this would be advice coming from a famous person with sometimes questionable social media judgment, who has done time in jail (more than once), gone through rehab (more than once) and just recently, showed off her Brexit expertise (or lack thereof) on Twitter after the voting results. But now that she's about to be older, and presumably wiser, she's ready to drop some serious knowledge.

The actress, who's now based in London, isn't the first celebrity to dispel words of wisdom. Here, a roundup of the stars who've shared their moment of truth so you, too, can live your best life.

  • 'Miss Piggy's Guide to Life' (1983)

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    If there's anyone who knows anything about livin' it up, it's ageless Miss Piggy. In her 1983 tome (written by an actual human, American humorist Henry Beard), Miss Piggy offers her insight on a range of subjects from dieting to finance to travels. According to one Amazon reviewer, this is one of her travel tips: "When in doubt, pack it... what if you are in Florida without your furs, and there is a very quick little ice age?"

  • 'Jessica Simpson I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding' (2003)

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    Gone are the days of The Newlyweds, but at least we'll always have Jessica Simpson's I Do: Achieving Your Dream Wedding tome, which features her big wedding day to Nick Lachey (who she divorced in 2006). The guide is designed to help brides-to-be prep for their big day with "expert advice from the same professionals who helped Jessica prepare for her lavish nuptials every step of the way." Those same professionals are sold separately, of course.

  • 'How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press, and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture' (2009)

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    Want to become famous? Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of The Hills fame can help, kind of. The couple's How to Be Famous book offers insight on "why getting and talking about plastic surgery is a must" and how to "increase your capacity for evil with Spencer's 'Villain-o-meter,'" according to Amazon. For more insight on the industry, Pratt also has his own weekly video column on Cosmopolitan's Facebook called Prattmopolitan, where he "calls bullshit on Hollywood."

  • 'Here's the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore' (2010)

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    According to Amazon, Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino's book, Here's the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore, offers insight on "the Jersey Shore, battle plans for the club, a primer on grenades and wingmen, and tips for ridding yourself of all levels of clinger." Unless you plan to spend your days like the reality star, who is heading to trial for tax evasion and fraud, this book feels more like a thumbs down than a fist pump.

  • 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment' (2011)

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    Steve Harvey might not be able to read names correctly (it's hard to forget his Miss Universe misstep), but he's the ultimate guru when it comes to relationships — at least according to his 2011 advice tome. Not only did his self-help book become a New York Times bestseller, it went on to become a box-office hit in 2012, titled Think Like A Man, starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union. 

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