• Tue, Sep 10 2013

I Love Demi Lovato, But Is She Really Old Enough To Be Writing A Memoir?

Demi Lovato attending X Factor season 3 premiere party September 2013Listen, we all love us some Demi Lovato, and I’m yes, including myself in that group, because there was a period of time earlier this year when I would literally listen to ‘Heart Attack’ on repeat all day. All. Day. Sorry not sorry. And of course I think she’s super poised and impressive and mature and open, and I love all that stuff about her…I just don’t know that I need her to be writing a memoir at age twenty-one. Sorry yes sorry that time.

Demi just signed a multi-book deal with Feiwel and Friends, a publisher that falls under the umbrella of Macmillan. The projects planned so far are two books, the first of which comes out in November and will be titled Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year.

Sounds great, right? But I bet you’re wondering how they announced this deal on Monday and you’ll be able to have the finished product in your hands in two months. Welp, it’s because this book is just a compilation of tweets Demi’s written throughout her Twitter career. Yes that’s right. You could read this book, or you could follow Demi on Twitter for free. Or you could even make your very own book of Demi’s tweets and try to sell it to Feiwel and Friends. It’s really up to you, dudes

But the second book is the one that kind of bothers me more, because it’s a memoir. I’m not saying that Demi doesn’t have a lot to share with the world, and god knows I’m aware that Miley Cyrus published her memoir at age sixteen (don’t worry, Jenni just reserved a copy online for the whole office to pass around), but something tells me she’s not even gonna be the one writing it.

It’s a pretty standard thing with someone as busy and talented in other areas as Demi is, that they wouldn’t pen the actual text of the book themselves. They’d consult on it and provide insight, but most of the work would be done by a ghostwriter. So why is it necessary? Why not wait until you’re at least twenty-two, homegirl? Taylor Swift has already certified that that’s an extremely bankable age, so maybe give it at least one more year before you try to objectively encapsulate your whole life. Just an idea, y’know?

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  • Katie

    Ugh. I hate all this biographical stuff about basically children.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I know. Just stick to Twitter, guys. That’s a great outlet.

  • Chelsea

    Look at it this way, im a HUGE Demi fan and kinda sick of everyone complaining about her writing a memoir, Yeah shes only 21 whatever but it seems to me she went through a lot of stuff leading up to her age of 21. A lot more than me leading up to age 24. So with that being said, I think that this is great and it will help a lot of people, who can relate, out.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      You’re probably right, I just wish they’d call it anything else other than a memoir. A collection of essays? Anything that acknowledges she hasn’t lived a complete life yet.

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