02:22 PM EDT 11/07/2013
Originally posted 10/25/2013 05:55PM
There's nothing but smooth sailing for Gavin McLeod these days.
The actor, now 82, rose to fame playing Captain Merrill Stubing in the hit '80s series The Love Boat, but over the years, he's been steering an entirely new course for himself – one firmly anchored to his identity as a man of faith.
On Tuesday, McLeod released his memoir, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, which chronicles the choppy waters he's sailed: two heart attacks, two marriages and his battles with alcoholism and depression.
Now, in an interview with Religion News Service (via The Huffington Post), the actor, who is a devout member of the Pentecostal church, speaks out about his spiritual journey – one that took him from Roman Catholicism to the New Age movement to Pentecostalism. (He proudly describes himself as "ambassador for Christ.")
Originally posted 09/26/2013 04:00PM
Boy Meets World fans, rejoice!
Danielle Fishel, best known for her role as Topanga from the Disney Channel's Boy Meets World, will write a memoir called Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern, to be released in the fall of 2014.
"Life is an incredible, and often embarrassing, journey, and I can't wait to share my experiences," Fishel said in an announcement by Gallery Books. "Get ready to laugh with me (or at me – that's okay, too!)," she added.
Originally posted 07/11/2013 06:25PM
Anne Lamott on her son's first son; Drew Magary on fatherhood; Piper Kerman on her year in prison – it's not just A-list celebs whose life stories can touch and delight us. This week we're featuring moving memoirs.
Tell us your thoughts on our staffers' picks – and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 07:45PM
Jenni Rivera's life seemed to consist of a series of struggles that led up to the fatal plane crash that killed the Mexican-American superstar in December 2012.
Rape, a suicide attempt at 19, domestic abuse by her first husband and her mother's miscarriage all contributed to what is shared in her memoir, Unbreakable, which was released by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint on Tuesday, which would have been Rivera's 44th birthday.
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