2009 Gift Guide for Reality TV Fans

Just in time the holidays, reality TV celebrities are releasing books that will make Christmas shopping easier for anyone trying to find Christmas gift ideas for reality TV fans. Ranging in price from $13-$23, the books also range from inspirational to cookbooks and memoirs.

While several of the books recently released, the unpublished books will be available in time for Christmas. For fans of reality TV who cannot wait until Christmas, any of the unpublished books can be pre-ordered online to avoid waiting in lines once the books are available.

Advice & Inspirational Books from Reality TV Celebs

The holidays traditionally bring with them tables lined with roasted meats and a bounty of desserts. Two reality TV celebrities share their thoughts and advice on losing weight in order to provide inspiration to those who need it, especially at Christmas.

Ruby Gettinger of the famed Style Network’s reality TV show Ruby shares her weight-loss experience in Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained. The book explores Ruby’s journey to a healthier weight after reaching 700 pounds. Although weight is the primary topic, the book will likely give inspiration to anyone trying to tackle an obstacle in his or her life.

Ali Vincent chronicles her weight struggle in Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Back My Life. The first-ever female winner on NBC’s hit reality show The Biggest Loser, Ali shares her weight loss tips and advice for overcoming her weight gain and how she has since kept it off.

Cookbooks from Reality TV Shows & Celebs

Foul-mouthed Gordon Ramsay from the Fox reality show Hell’s Kitchen brings out his more gentle side in his latest cookbook Cooking for Friends. Gordon Ramsay shares over 100 recipes for casual dining with friends and family and focuses on using in-season ingredients to make exciting classic dishes.

Padma Lakshmi, judge on Bravo’s top-rated Top Chef, writes the foreword to Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook. The book includes 75 recipes from the reality show’s quickfire challenges. With home chef tips, contestant interviews, and trivia, the book will be a welcomed addition to any Top Chef fan’s cookbook collection this holiday season.

Tell-All Books from Reality TV Stars

From the WWE to VH1’s reality hit Hogan Knows Best, Hulk Hogan releases his first book showcasing his rise to fame and the obstacle’s he’s had to overcome in the process. Hulk Hogan, born Terry Bollea, reflects on his popularity and issues in his life during recent years, from divorce to his son’s tragic car accident. The book looks to expose the person behind the tough-guy facade known so well around the world.

Comedian Kathy Griffin’s recent book Official Book Club Selection is receiving rave reviews. In the book, Kathy shares celebrity gossip for which she is known but also discusses painful events in her life. Griffin talks of her estranged brother’s life and death, as well as her near-death experience with botched liposuction. Recently, Kathy Griffin returned to The View to discuss the book’s release and to proudly announce it had just made the New York Time’s best seller list.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Reality TV Fans

Whether providing inspiration, cooking advice, or giving an inside look at the life of celebrity, these reality TV celebrities give reality TV fans something to savor this holiday season. From Gordon Ramsay to Kathy Griffin and Top Chef to Hogan Knows Best, reality TV celebrities are delivering good reads this winter.

While several of the books have already released, pre-ordering is available for the yet to publish books. If shopping for a hard to buy for family member, these books might just make a unique and affordable Christmas gift for mom, dads, and kids alike.

Note: This article is authored by Allen Williams and originally appeared on Suite101.com September 28, 2009.

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