Ashley Judd's new memoir contains all the hallmarks of a celebrity bestseller-sex abuse, drug abuse and child abuse in the form of neglect by her famous parents, Naomi Judd and Michael Ciminella.

It's become a formulaic business model, these celebrity spill-all memoirs, each more salacious than the last. The dirtier and the grittier, the better they often sell.

Back in the day, the celebrity memoir was more of a piece of fluff, that revealed just enough about a star to make the audience feel like they were privy to the inner lives of the rich and famous. Still the really dirty stuff, the real skeletons, typically remained deep in the closet until a celeb died. Today, with a schizophrenic news cycle offering mere minutes of coverage to a celebrity at a time, celebrities feel compelled to lay bare their deepest and darkest secrets to both get attention and to sell books.

A publisher who ponies up the the seven figure advances for a celebrity tell-all absolutely demands the dirt.

"Did you use drugs? Did your parents beat you? Did you have sex with multiple partners?" are all questions routinely asked by publishing houses as they determine how many zeroes to add onto a celebrity author's advance check.