Hot Trend? Celebrities Who Have Written Books About Parenting (Photos)

Brooke Shields

Celebrities are known for their various talents acting, music, modeling, athletic achievements.  For a lucky few, “author” can be added to their list of credentials.

There are a handful of celebrities who have successfully written books with a parenting theme, including Brooke Shields, Jenny McCarthy and even Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C.

Choose to read them or not, but they’re out there and popular too.

Find out which celebrity parents have written a book about parenting after the jump.


  • Jenny McCarthy 1 of 12
    Jenny McCarthy
    Jenny McCarthy has written several books including Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth and Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism. She also co-wrote Healing and Preventing Autism with doctor Jerry Kartzinel as a guide to the treatments she says worked for her autistic son.
  • Brooke Shields 2 of 12
    Brooke Shields
    Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields is probably the best book on post-partum depression that a celebrity has written.
  • Bill O’Reilly 3 of 12
    Bill O'Reilly
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly wrote a guidebook The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families which offers advice on issues that confront today's teenagers . Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood.
  • Tori Spelling 4 of 12
    Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling wrote Mommywood, her term for being a mom in Hollywood, and details her experience giving birth to Stella while filming her reality show Tori & Dean, her anxiety about being the mom of a girl, and shares mostly amusing stories and occasional insights.
  • Teresa Strasser 5 of 12
    Teresa Strasser
    TV and radio personality Teresa Strasser writes Exploiting My Baby for anyone pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who is just more crazy than baby-crazy.
  • Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar 6 of 12
    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
    This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America's best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information.
  • Joan Lunden 7 of 12
    Joan Lunden
    Joan Lunden has written several books including Growing Up Healthy: A Complete Guide to Childhood Nutrition, Birth Through Adolescence.
  • Ricki Lake 8 of 12
    Ricki Lake
    Ricki Lake co-wrote a book, Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, on pregnancy and childbirth with Abby Epstein.
  • Alec Baldwin 9 of 12
    Alec Baldwin
    Alec Baldwin wrote A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce. He uses a very personal approach and offers practical guidance to help others avoid the anguish he has endured.
  • Jerry O’Connell 10 of 12
    Jerry O'Connell
    Jerry O'Connell, hubby to Rebecca Romijn and father of twins Dolly and Charlie, is writing a book titled, "Cry, Feed, (Make Love to Wife), Burp."
  • Rev. Run 11 of 12
    Rev. Run
    Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. and wife Justine Simmons talk about how they run their household in Take Back Your Family!: A Challenge to America's Parents.
  • Tia Mowry 12 of 12
    Tia Mowry
    Tia Mowry is a new mother and now writing her first booked called, "Oh, Baby!" for Penguin in which she will "share the experiences of my first pregnancy and the tips I've learned."

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