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The literary women of the Met Gala

The literary women of the Met Gala

Tonight’s 2019 Met Gala focused on “Camp: Notes on Fashion” with over-the-top glam with sequins and glitter, but some of the celebrities who arrived on the pink carpet know the written word. Though gala favorite and imprint manager Sarah Jessica Parker was absent this year due to her traveling schedule, here are some of the celebrities with books on their résumés.

Lupita Nyong’o

The Academy Award-winning Black Panther star recently announced she would be an author with the debut of her children’s book Sulwe about a young girl with the “skin the color of midnight” trying to overcome self-esteem and beauty issues in the face of colorism.

Serena Williams

The tennis superstar told her story through 2010’s My Life: Queen of the Court and 2009’s On the Line with having numerous more titles dedicated to her.


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Gabrielle Union

We’re Going to Need More Wine topped the 2017 memoirs that describes the actress’s rise to stardom from her humble beginnings from Northern California and Omaha, Nebraska to Hollywood.


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Mindy Kaling

The Mindy Project star has a series of comedic memoirs Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me? She also starred in the Disney film version of Madeleine L’Engle‘s fantasy sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time alongside celebrity bookwomen Reese Witherspoon, the queen of adapting books into film and TV, and Oprah, the queen of transformative book clubs.

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Janet Mock

The multiracial transgender activist has detailed her journey into becoming a woman through her memoirs, Surpassing Certainty and Redefining Realness.

Ashley Graham

The plus-size supermodel and fashion expert turned author released A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like in 2017.

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Lena Dunham

The co-creator and co-writer of the HBO drama also wrote her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. She shut down her popular e-zine Lenny Letter last year known for providing a digital platform for female writers and their works.


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Emma Roberts

The niece of Julia Roberts has grown from childhood actress to literary lover with her  booky blog, Belletrist.

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