It's not often that a celebrity writes a book worth reading, let as well, one that is actually educational. Celebrity books

are often filled with memories about how they got started in the business or are ghost written by someone that actually knows what they are doing...don't ask me how I know this.Many people will remember Danica McKellar as Winnie from the Wonder Years, but she's all grown up and apparently a math whiz. McKellar took a hiatus from Hollywood to get her degree in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

She was so accomplished that she was listed as a writer on a mathematical paper and asked to speak at conferences as an undergraduate. The fact that she was a television star, I am sure had nothing to with it. McKellar is one of the few well-known mathematical and scientific role models for women. I personally know many female scientists and mathematicians, but they are nobody your average high school girl would know off hand.

McKellar wrote three books on mathematics that are meant to not only help students learn math, but to make it actually fun. She wrote “Math Doesn't Suck,” “Kiss My Math” and “Hot X: Algebra Exposed.” Her books made their way up the New York Times Best Seller Lists and have helped thousands of students find a love of math that may have gone unrealized.

McKellar has returned to acting, but that doesn't mean she has left her love of math behind. I am sure there will be more great books by McKellar.