Article: Top Ten Korean Celebrities Who Have Written Books

The Korean entertainment industry comprises multi-talented individuals who have tapped into different aspects of their creativity. Thus it is not unusual to find a celebrity who's both an actor and a dancer, interested in modeling, has a degree in science, etc. Many South Korean actors, models, and k-pop idols have also published books to document their life's journey or achievement that changed their career trajectory. 

Given below are 10 Popular Korean Celebrities Who Have Written Books:

1. Park Han Byul

Han Byul is a South Korean model and actress who penned down her thoughts about everything from traveling to fashion to photography in her book "Tip Story." The book also entails details of her personal life and romantic accounts of herself and Choi Dong Wook(Se7en).


2. Jang Geun Suk

This South Korean actor published his cookbook titled "Love Recipe." It contains his twenty favorite meal recipes that he enjoys with his friends and family. Apart from the recipe, it also has several tips, notes, and photos to provide fans with helpful insight into his cooking.


3. Hyun Young

Hyun Young is an all-rounder when it comes to entertainment. She is an actress, singer, model, TV show host, PR, Financial Planning instructor, etc. "Smart Financial Habit" and "Hyun Young's Money Management Dairy" are fine literary specimens dealing with healthy financial habits. Money Management Dairy even became a best-seller in the last decade, teaching readers everything they need to know about dealing with money. 


4. Tablo

Better known by his stage name Tablo, Daniel Armand Lee is a hip-hop lyricist, recording artist, and composer. He is also a member of a band named Epik High. His insightful and clever writing, published in a book titled "Blonotes," comprises several little cards/ post-it notes that he had read to his ardent listeners on his radio show. 


5. Lee Hyori

Often regarded as the "Nation's Fairy," Lee Hyori is a famous singer, record producer, and actress. She is also an activist, and in her book "Closer," she talks about her lifestyle after adopting a pet and several animal rights-related issues. She also donated all profits earned from her sales to PETA.


6. Kim Jong-Hyun

Popularly known as Jonghyun, this South Korean celebrity was a singer-songwriter, radio host, record producer, and member of the music group SHINee. His book is titled "Skeleton Flower: Things That Have Been Released And Set Free." Here he talks about his thoughts on his self-composed and shares many personal details related to some beautiful photos he had captured.


7. Jang Yoon Ju

Jang Yoon Ju began her modeling career in 1997 when she was only 17 years old. She co-authored with stylist Seo Eun Young to create "Style Book." Everything has been penned down from her favorite fashion, beauty, makeup to styling tips, and in 2006, she sold over 100,000 copies of her book. 


8. Kim Hye Ja

Best known for playing the archetypal mother figure, Kim Hye Ja is a veteran actress and humanitarian. She has been the brand ambassador of a nonprofit institution called World Vision Korean, where she donated all her profits. Her book is titled "Don't Even Hit Them with Flowers," and here, she discusses several experiences from her life. 


9. Kim HyoYeon

Hyo Yeon is a dancer, singer, and DJ, and a K-pop band Girl's Generation member. She is well known in the entertainment industry for her sense of style and fashion. Her book "Hyo Style" caters to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, where she discusses her fashion opinions and favorites from her wardrobe.


10. Goo Hye Sun

Goo Hye Sun rose to fame after her roles in "Boys over Flowers," "Pure in Heart," "The King and I." She wrote a book titled "Tango" that depicts the tale of a young girl going through the throes of love and separation. Her book also includes several of her illustrations for the story-arc depiction.