Reading celebrity biographies is a favorite pastime for many women. Barnes and Nobles and the NY Times Bestseller list can certainly attest to that.

Another interesting way to obtain the insight on a star is by their recipe books. Some celebrity authors are sharing coveted recipes and culinary secrets from their families with the public.  Many hit that best seller list within weeks from its release.

The Cuban-American music duo of Emilio and Gloria Estefan has been in the restaurant business with “Bongos” for several years. Married for over 30 years, they have finally put together a book of authentic recipes from Cuba.

The ‘Desperate Housewife’ star, Eva Longoria, is not only an actress but previously owned restaurant in Vegas. She has been testing out her culinary skills with her new cookbook. This one combines family recipes and techniques she learned from her travels.

Victoria Gotti recalls that large Sunday dinners were always a staple in the Gotti family for eons. The daughter of the late “Dashing Don,” shares the traditional Italian meal, as well as tips on entertainment with her own cookbook.

Even the first lady of the Muppets, Miss Piggy was one of the first in 1996 to jump on the celebrity cook book bandwagon. Miss Piggy´s cookbook has been out for years.  A new one is scheduled to be released with recipes complied by the stars she has worked with over the years.

Grab the designer handbag that celebrities don with an authentic Balenciaga City Tote in lilac. The City is absolutely  motorcycle inspired style  and has an ultra cool appearance, while remaining hot.

The signature soft distressed chevre leather is part of the enthusiasm of owning this extremely rare pre-owned Balenciaga City bag. The two top handles contain whipstitch detailing with a padded and detachable shoulder strap,   convenient enough to change the look of this trendy bag in an instant.

The hardware is in pewter with patent detailing of decorative buckles, front pouch zip, and stud that only Balenciaga is known for.

Both the zip front pocket and top zippered closure features leather tassel pulls. A leather trimmed mirror is included and attached to the bag by a leather strap or simply can be hidden away in one of the exterior pockets.

The lining is in black fabric with the interior of the used Balenciaga City containing a single zip pocket and plenty of space.

Grab on to diversity with the rare and authentic Balenciaga City Tote and cook up total style. There is even has enough room to carry one of the  celeb´s  cooking books.