Celebrity memoirs: Rob Lowe, Barbara Sinatra, Stacey Solomon, Judy Golding and Bear Grylls to publish books
While Charlie Sheen implodes in front of the world’s eyes, he could take comfort in the salutary tale of his old Brat Pack boozing buddy Rob Lowe. In 1988, grainy video footage of him having a wild time with two women became the first commercially available celeb sex tape amid rumours of his hard-partying lifestyle. Over 20 years later and Lowe is straight as a die having resurrected his life and career through shows such as The West Wing and Brothers and Sisters but still has plenty Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Bantam Press) that he is now happily sharing with his public.
Still in Hollywood, Lady Blue Eyes (Hutchinson) has Barbara Sinatra (nee Marx) divulging memories of her life as the fourth and final missus of Ol’ Blue Eyes while X Factor loser Stacey Solomon has perhaps less to pack in for Stacey: My Story So Far (Michael Joseph). Guess which one will sell more, though? On the more literary side of things, The Children of Lovers (Faber) is Judy Golding’s recollection of her dad William, painting the Lord of the Flies author as ‘brilliant, loving, sometimes difficult’.
Mud, Sweat and Tears (Channel 4) is the Bear Grylls story (real forename Edward). You’ll be unsurprised to hear it’s an action-packed affair about the guy who, at the age of 23, became the youngest Briton ever to reach the top of Everest and return alive. He’s also broken his back in three places, appeared in a deodorant ad and eaten a bunch of squishy, wriggly things for his Born Survivor series. But could he get through an hour in the company of Charlie Sheen?