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Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose Paperback – Bargain Price, May 23, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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 ›
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.
Touting this book as "tounge-in-cheek" is supposed to give Paris a Get Out of Jail Free Card; i.e. "You can't really criticize this book, because it's meant to be funny". But, it's not funny, and can really only be touted as part of the "I'm milking my 15 minutes" parade. If you want to know all the things an heiress would or wouldn't do, Paris will give you the skinny (I must have missed the chapter on how an heiress should make at least one amateur porn video!). But this is fluff reading at best and trashy self-promotion at worst. If sister Nicky had written this, perhaps we could take it more seriously. Quotes such as "People say they envy my lifestyle, but I'm convinced that anyone with a little imagination can live 'The Life.'" Yeah, that and a Daddy who internationally owns one of the most expensive and popular hotel chains. I suppose that helps you attain 'The Life'; and you don't even have to work hard for it!
Between parading herself around as a "celebrity" (and a skanky one at that) and trying to convince America that she alone has coined the phrase "That's hot!" (as if no one else before her has said it), I just can't take this girl seriously. Bottom line: "Confessions" reads like one big Paris yearbook...except with less words. If you're really into this 'Girl of the Moment', then read this. But don't expect hilarity- it's Paris's way of saying, "Don't you wish you were me?" under the guise of humor. Ugh.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How good you not want this book. Purposeful ridiculousness, or maybe not aware of how ridiculous, who knows. But definitely tongue in cheek.Published 4 months ago by noname45
Purchased as a gift, book was delivered as promised and brand new condition!Published 16 months ago by SC
Awful book! DO NOT BUY! She just brags the whole way through.Published 18 months ago by Samantha Alvarado
This was a great book! The author had amazing details and explaining Paris Hilton's confessions and her life I'm only 12 and I'm in love with this book! My rate:5…Again great book!Published 23 months ago by Nevaeh Torrance