8 Surprising Celebs Who Are New York Times Best Selling Authors

They act. They sing. They dance. And... they write? 

Countless Latino stars have taken pen to paper and written novels, memoirs, children's stories, poems, screenplays, and everything in between. A lucky few have had their works receive an impressive mark of distinction: a place on the New York Times Best Sellers list. 

From Snooki to Jessica Alba, these Latino stars (and authors!) are New York Times Best Sellers: 

 

1. Snooki

Believe it or not, Jersey Shore alum Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi is a New York Times Best Selling author! In January 2011, her book, A Shore Thing, landed the #24 spot on the illustrious list.  A Shore Thing is available on Amazon.com

2. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s self-help book, Staying Strong: 365 Days of the Year, racked up an impressive honor: the #1 spot on the ‘Advice, How-To & Miscelleaneous’ section of the New York Times Best Sellers List. Her book offers daily insight and inspiration to young adults embarking on difficult journeys. It spent eight weeks on the NYT Best Sellers list. 
 
Staying Strong: 365 Days of the Year is available on Amazon.com.

3. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz penned The Body Book to inspire women to live their healthiest, strongest life. She based the book off personal experience, and filled it with deeply personal anecdotes and candid statements about pubic hair, bowel movements, and everything in between. The book was a success -- even earning her a spot on the ‘Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous’ section of the New York Times Best Seller List. Her book has been on the list for 11 weeks and currently holds the #1 spot!
 
The Body Book is available on Amazon.com.

4. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba’s first book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally And True To You, spent several weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, peaking at #3 in the “Paperback Advice & Misc.” section of the list. The book discussed Alba’s dedicated to healthy, green, friendly living.
 
The Honest Life: Living Naturally And True To You is available on Amazon.com.

5. Nicole Richie

In 2005, Nicole Richie penned a novel called The Truth About Diamonds. It followed the adventures of Chloe Parker, the adopted daughter of a singer (sound familiar?) who makes her way through the Hollywood nightlife while battling drug addiction. The book was a huge success, nabbing the #23 spot in ‘Hardcover Fiction’ on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
 
The Truth About Diamonds is available on Amazon.com

6. Sonia Sotomayor

In addition to being a Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor is a best-selling author. Her memoir, My Beloved World, peaked at #1 on the Hardcover Nonfiction section of the New York Times Best Sellers list.
 
My Beloved World is available at Amazon.com.

7. La La Anthony

La La Anthony
 
La La Anthony is one talented mujer! Her self-help book, The Love Playbook : Rules For Love Sex And Happiness, landed the #1 on the ‘Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” section of the New York Times Best Sellers List in February 2013. It spent two weeks on the list.
 
The Love Playbook : Rules For Love Sex And Happiness is available on Amazon.com.
 
 

8. Jenni Rivera

Unbreakable, written by Jenni Rivera and Marissa Mateo, earned the Queen of Banda a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list... months after her death. In 2013, the memoir spent three weeks on the list, peaking at #4 in the Non-Fiction section. 
 
Unbreakable is available on Amazon.com.

9. Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan’s children’s book Noelle’s Treasure Tale earned a #3 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for children’s books in November 2006. The adorable tale focused on Noelle the bulldog on her adventure to find a buried pirate ship in Florida. 

Noelle’s Treasure Tale is available on Amazon.com.