Celebrity picks: Adam Rippon's favorite reads of 2019

Erin Kodicek on November 14, 2019
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rippon.JPGAdam Rippon has many accolades to hang his hat on: From being the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics, to winning season 26 of Dancing with the Stars, the decorated figure skater and self-professed “America’s Sweetheart” would seem to have it all. But this wasn’t always the case. Rippon's memoir, Beautiful on the Outside, traces his humble beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the long, arduous road from struggling (and starving) athlete to being voted one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. Rippon's sense of humor has served him well throughout, something on full display in this entertaining, and inspiring read. 

And he has some rousing recommendations for you...


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Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti

If you want to laugh out loud in public, I highly suggest you get this book. Like Gary does on Instagram, he had me dead on the floor. It left me wanting to go on a cruise and wishing Gary will write 10,000 more books.


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My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! by Hannah Hart

Hannah is funny as heck and the recipes are so fun to do at home. I’m definitely NO chef but I felt confident enough to try. Hannah, please come over to my house and help me do these correctly.


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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

The book seems crazy and insane. There are multiple times throughout the read where I needed to remind myself what I was reading wasn’t fiction. Brilliant.


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Name Drop: The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour by Ross Mathews

Ross is one of the funniest and quickest people you’ll ever meet. He shares tons of stories that you hear him tell when you’re all sitting around with friends and FINALLY the world gets to hear them too.


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I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By by Hoda Kotb

This is just a nice book to have when you need a moment to be inspired. Leave it to Hoda to put something together that is something that will always leave you smiling.

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Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito

Cameron talks about her struggles and triumphs all perfectly wrapped and woven in her famous humor. I laughed. I cried. I reread full chapters because I did both and wanted to do it again.


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David Baldacci
Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Karamo Brown
Karamo Brown

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Eva Chen
Eva Chen
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Flea
Flea
Tan France
Tan France

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis
Bob Iger
Robert Iger

Elton John
Elton John
Stephen King
Stephen King
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Hoda Kotb
Hoda Kotb

Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
Admiral McRaven
Admiral McRaven
Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Delia Owens
Delia Owens
James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey

Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski
Rachel Ray
Rachael Ray
Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott

Ryan Serhant
Ryan Serhant
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

John Waters
John Waters
Lindy West
Lindy West
Ali Wong
Ali Wong


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