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This review is from: Kardashian Konfidential (Hardcover)
I've seen endless amounts of episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and thought this book might be an interesting extension of the Kardashian brand. Although I like the fact that the book has colorful photographs and many pages of text, I am unimpressed with the content. For instance I don't think it's beneficial to include a section on how to do an at-home bikini wax. I also was disgusted by one section in which one of the sisters talks about how she overdrew her bank account one time. She refereed to having lost a few thousand dollars as if it meant nothing to her.
I would not recommend teenagers reading this book. It seems to only show the superficial, fame-hungry side of the Kardashian sisters. Not to mention it seems to be written at a fifth grade reading level.
I prefer the TV show since it has actual heart to it.
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Initial post: Nov 26, 2010 5:38:02 AM PST
Thank you for your review. I love the show and do find this family quite endearing despite all their superficial behaviors. It's sad that a family that is already so fame hungry is now using a book which I had presumed was written to dispel some of this and offer a more private and raw look at the humans behind the famous-for-being-famous roles they play. Without endorsements and reality TV none of the family would have an iota of celebrity status to speak of. I will still read the book but I am glad I know ahead of time not to get too disappointed and certainly not to fret if I choose not to read it immediately upon receiving it. It appears you are a fan of the Kardashian clan so I do appreciate your honest review of the book and its content, not the people you enjoy watching on TV.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 6:02:15 PM PST
I am surprised Kris didn't find a way to get herself on the cover, she is the one that is hungry for fame (for doing nothing other than being the mother/manager of Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney). LOVE the show though, especially Bruce :)
Posted on Dec 1, 2010 10:50:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2010 1:41:06 PM PST
tea lover says:
I only watched a few episodes, but the show seems quite scripted, so... if you're comparing it to the show, you may wanna think again. The "heart" of the show might be artificially enhanced.
Posted on Dec 9, 2010 1:29:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2010 1:30:47 PM PST
Angela F. says:
"I prefer the TV show since it has actual heart to it."
Wow! Your review was great until you contradicted the entire thing with the statement above. The show is SUPERFICIAL, so why would you criticize the book for being that way? They are rich, they are lewd, and they did have an episode about an at-home bikini wax. To say that the show has heart has to be the stupidest comment I've ever heard. It's Jerry Springer, not the Brady Bunch.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2010 2:41:51 PM PST
I think, perhaps, what she means is that you can sense, from the show, the loving relationship between all the family members (not only the 3 sisters featured here). And, while there are a lot of silly "superficial" moments (and don't we all have them?), many of those same moments are the ones that show the family behind the glitz.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2010 3:24:41 PM PST
M. Miller says:
I think the book would have been more interesting if there was more of Kris in it. It does seem the book is geared toward the younger, impressionable set. KUWTK is a guilty pleasure of mine but I certainly don't hold any of these ppl up to any 'hero' status!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2011 10:27:41 AM PST
Kris does everything.
All the deal making, all the planning, all the phone calls, all the hustling, all the budgeting
its the sisters that just sit there and look pretty. Literally. That takes no work.
In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 12:24:05 PM PDT
Lindsay Mays says:
@ kelly, i agree! like i said on another review, kris pimps her daughters out and lives vicariously through them. shes too old to be a paris hilton- type "celebrity" like her daughters, so she "manages" them.
Posted on Dec 28, 2011 9:42:21 AM PST
Thomas Kite says:
I don't understand why you seem surprised that they are lax with money, write at a fifth grade level, and are superficial and fame-hungry. If you've seen 'endless amounts' of episodes of their show, I would have thought this would be perfectly obvious and expected.
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