Confessions of an Heiress and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$3.98
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: ELIGIBLE FOR *FREE* SUPER SAVER SHIPPING. AMAZON CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH DELIVERY TRACKING.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose Hardcover – September 7, 2004


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$2.93 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; First Edition edition (September 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743266641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743266642
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Heiress, socialite, model, actress, singer and media darling Hilton loves her life, knows how to get what she wants and matter-of-factly explains how anyone can be a glamorous, fun-loving, tiara-wearing heiress just like her. Bursting with photos of Hilton in trademark poses or with friends and family, her "confessions" are hardly scandalous, other than divulging that her hair is (gasp) naturally curly, she reveals few intimate details about herself, coyly referring to a famous scandal that once plagued her as "something I wasn't too proud of", but they display an energetic and earnest young woman fiercely loyal to her family and closest friends and determined to enjoy herself no matter what the consequences. Lightheartedly describing the "Paris Diet" (eat as much chocolate as you can, eat popcorn at night, never take diet pills) and admitting "I'm really bad about washing my face and using skin products," Hilton's indulgent and sometimes reckless lifestyle might not be sensible for everyone, but her advice to "channel your own inner heiress, create your own image, and project an extreme sense of confidence" is an empowering message for young women. Though much of the book consists of laundry lists of her favorite designers, body products, hair stylists, cities, etc., Hilton endears herself to readers by being the first to critique herself, even dedicating a chapter to photos of her fashion mistakes, and by encouraging aspiring heiresses, or girls who want to feel like one, to "always act like you're wearing an invisible crown. I do. And it's always worked for me."
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

Paul Marciano, co-CEO and creative director of GUESS?From the moment I met Paris, I knew she had something special that would make her much more than a typical young socialite. She exudes a charisma rarely seen. You never know what to expect from her next. This book is a depiction of that Paris.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

The writing is very simplistic, the tone is overly shallow, and there seems to be more pictures than words.
Calvary
Paris Hilton is exactly what I thought she was, a spoiled little daddy's girl who thinks everyone should be like her, and it shows through in this book.
D. Chasteen
I personally believe paris is a nice lady who is thankful for the life given her and is looking for a fun time.
S. Norcross

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Murphy on October 13, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'm not a certified book critic, but I would never encourage anyone to waste $22.00 of their hard-earned money on this pile. Paris probably hired some underling ghost-writer to jot down her "ideas" and "thoughts" and paste them together in a hardcover. She was trying to get the readers to see her as someone that she's obviously not (respectful, humble, intelligent, real), and contradicts each statement with her "tips" and "how-to's" (behave like an utter snob, act ridiculously arrogant and you'll gain the admiration you've so longed for from society). She also uses an entire chapter to name-drop her celebrity friends' list.

She's glamorous, stylish and has the cash to get her by, but otherwise, there is nothing to the book but and endless abyss of shallow thinking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jared on February 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It is amazing to me, the amount of passion that goes into people loving or hating Paris Hilton. I never knew a whole lot about her, as I am not much interested in celebrities, but I can say I find it much easier to be turned off by her than to be mesmerized by her.

What is so great about her? Have we become such a materialistic society that we worship a girl who just happens to be born into a wealthy family? That nothing else matters except that she is rich? Just by birth?

Sure, she is pretty, but I imagine with enough money spent on fake tans and blue contacts, hair extensions and overly sexy clothes, anybody can look good. And when you have all the money you could ever want to buy those things, and all the time in the world to groom yourself (because you do not have to work) well, any of us could be glamorous, right?

So people who worship this girl do so because she is rich and glamorous. And that is about as shallow as Paris herself. This girl has had such an abnormal upbringing that she has no idea what real work is like, never thinks of others' feelings, and looks down at anyone less affluent than she (as seen by her behavior on the Simple Life shows). And this is someone whom we should all look up to?!?

The real interesting thing about Paris though, to me, is psychological. I saw her on Letterman the other night, and she appeared to be much younger than her real age. She seems very immature, probably from gliding through life without many struggles, (struggling being the kind of thing that makes you grow as a person). We all wish we could have it as easy as Paris, but do we really? The things we struggle with cause us to learn and poor, spoiled Paris has never had that.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By R. Bokhout on September 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover
In case you - like me - believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt, and thus might be tempted to see if there actually is another, unseen Paris Hilton, as she purports to do in "Confessions of a Heiress," let me save you some time.

The only thing hidden behind Paris' glossy surface, is more surface.

I was, however, pleased by the neat corrollation between the uselessness of the book (too large, pink and expensive to fit on most book buyers shelves or in their budgets; not big enough to be used as a doorstop or protective weapon) and the uselessness of Paris Hilton herself (basically also too large, pink and expensive - not to mention parasitical).

In one of the many comic moments throughout, Paris notes that she thinks it is the worst sin in the world to be boring. Please note the headline of this article.

Basically, never was a girl less like her namesake. And never was a single facial expression so devoutly used in press pictures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilder on September 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book was a complete disappointment. I was expecting "confessions" and there was not a single mention of the sex-tape scandal. This book was written on a 2nd grade level and took about 30 minutes to read. In the book, Paris constantly talks about "being yourself", "don't listen to anyone's advice" but the entire book is a step by step on how to be Paris Hilton. She tells you what you should do and exactly how you should do it, only because she does it that way. The most insulting line of the book is when she says "Only have billionaire friends" How shallow can a person be!? I guess if you were 9 years old and had millions of dollars at your disposal and wanted to be a Paris Hilton clone, then you might find this book useful. If not, don't waste your time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Bryan J. Simmons on September 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I find it hilarious that people writing 5 star reviews here try to convince us that this 5th grade literature they just read isn't supposed to be taken seriously. As though Paris in her "genius" wit wrote it this way on purpose. To be fair, I am convinced she tried really hard. But let's be honest with ourselves, a billionaire heiress that only needs to focus on "being more important than her clothes" need not be educated. This book is funny, and I recommend giving it a quick read. However, I find it sad that this girl is so blindly followed. She is an heiress, not a goddess.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl on September 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
As a professional career woman, wife, mother (and previously Paris Hilton fan), I was disappointed in this book in that it is written in a very 'child-like' fashion (or perhaps at age 30, I'm just too old for this kind of read?). Though I'm sure there are other 'early-twenties' out there, with good education and without the help of writers, that could do a much better job. Paris doesn't mention what kind of education she has and I think it shows through this book. I love fashion, I love entertainment, I love Hollywood, but I love intelligence and wit too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?