There are times when entertainment characters seek to write, by themselves or with the help of a ghostwriter, their memoirs, to leave proof of their passage in the world, in their own way, as Sinatra would say. yesus achievements, awards and successes These are some of the elements that they seek to keep on each of the pages.
However, sometimes these types of publications are not so well received by their protagonists, because in some cases they are unauthorized biographies that become uncomfortable, since they talk about certain moments that annoy the artist or their relatives (or all of them).
Cases like that of Luis Miguel, Shakira, Vicente Fernández or Gloria Trevi These are some examples of well-known figures whose stories written by independent authors leave a big question mark in collective thinking, as the public begins to doubt the transparency of their official story.
This is a selection of books that have seen the light and have questioned the famous.
Shakira: That’s her life
The singer’s career took off internationally and put Colombia on the map. However, this book by Editorial Planeta tells many stories about his growth as an artist: from his first works to the beginning of the nineties.
Kings Salvador Roman He is the author of the unauthorized biography of the interpreter of “Pies descalzos” where he recounts in seventy photos the most relevant moments of the Colombian, after the hard beginnings in his native Barranquilla.
“The information contained in the book has been written from news, interviews and other publications in different media. Shakira has granted many audiences to newspapers, magazines, websites, and these have been invaluable in chronicling her life and career, as well as the news published in these media”, declared its author.
Gloria: A Story of Fame and Infamy
This book written by the Mexican novelist Sabina Berman takes a tour of everything that happened in the case that marked one of the most notorious scandals in the entertainment world in Mexico.
In the synopsis of the book, edited by Planeta, Sabina writes that “Gloria He asked me to find a clear and true story of his life. A story as close as possible to the truth, she said.
“So that people know clearly what happened.”
At first it is said that Gloria Trevi asked Berman to investigate her life and show the reality she lived, bringing both women closer with the same goal. Only in the end, the truth set them apart.
The Story behind Luisito Rey
Many people in Latin America, and almost all over the world, knew of King Luisito for the Netflix series “Luis Miguel: The Series”. The fury that this story had, along with the characterization of Diego Boneta, opened a chapter for all fans of “El Sol” and opened wounds from the past; however, who the hell is Luisito Rey?
The Law graduate and Mexican chronicler Luisa Oceguera begins his book “The story behind Luisito Rey” (Unofficial biography of Luis Miguel’s father) with this question, which as the pages go by highlights the many facets of the most famous father in Mexico.
“Hard to imagine a more vile manager, a more histrionic trickster, a more talented artist creator.”
The last king
In 2021, while Vicente Fernández was fighting for his life, the work of the Argentine journalist Olga Wornat bookstores were taken over. Between attacks and claims from the family towards the author, the book circulated in all the media and became known for the testimonies and unpublished revelations.
“From painting houses to singing in the Azteca Stadium”, the book that talks about the Charro from Huentitan It begins with the kidnapping of his son and, from there, reveals everything that this famous mariachi singer who is an idol throughout the continent went through.