Posted on October 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two articles on upcoming books from celebrities have decidedly different tones.

One, from the Associated Press, is celebratory: singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has a memoir coming out next year.

Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You, out April 25, will cover Williams's youth and career but end before her 2020 stroke.

A statement from her publisher promises that the book "reveals the inspirations for her unforgettable lyrics."

Meanwhile, the Guardian's story on upcoming children's books from chef Jamie Oliver and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell-Horner doesn't hesitate to remind readers that many in the literary community are not thrilled with the proliferation of celebrity-authored kids' books.

The argument is that it takes attention and money away from less-famous authors.

Oliver’s book, Billy and the Giant Adventure, is based on a story he told his own children and will come out in April.

Halliwell-Horner will release Rosie Frost and the Falcon Queen in autumn 2023.

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