Selfish

Selfish
Author: Kim Kardashian West
Publsiher: Universe Publishing(NY)
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 9780789332806
ISBN 13: 0789332809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selfish Book Review:

The newly updated book dedicated to the selfie photography of Kim Kardashian, featuring sixty-four new pages of the latest snaps of Kim's children, her immediate family, and some of the world's most prominent figures. From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modernday Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon. With her curvaceous style, successful reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, DASH clothing store, makeup and perfume lines, and workout DVDs, she has acquired a massive fan following in the multi-millions. Through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Kim connects with her legions of fans on a daily basis, sharing details of her life with her selfie photography. Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the selfie movement--a self-portrait for the digital age--Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of herself. This updated volume presents 64 new pages of some of Kim's favorite selfies--from her favorite throwback images and current ultra-sexy glam shots to newly snapped selfies with Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama--Selfish provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star. This revised and expanded edition features previously unpublished images of her children and immediate family.

Selfish

Selfish
Author: Kim Kardashian
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780847858347
ISBN 13: 0847858340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selfish Book Review:

This updated volume presents 64 new pages of some of Kim's favorite selfies-from her favorite throwback images and current ultra-sexy glam shots to newly snapped selfies with Serena Williams, Hilary Clinton, and President Barack Obama-Selfish provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star. A new mom to her children North and Saint, and happily married to the rapper Kanye West, this revised and expanded edition features previously unpublished images of her children and immediate family. These never before seen images, hand picked from her personal archive, will give readers a fresh and exclusive look into the world of their favorite star.

Dollhouse

Dollhouse
Author: Kim Kardashian,Kourtney Kardashian,Khloe Kardashian
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0062063847
ISBN 13: 9780062063847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dollhouse Book Review:

Dollhouse is a first fiction collaboration by the fabulous Kardashian sisters— Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé. Fans will love this novel which reveals the inner workings of a glamorous, high profile, and complicated family which, at the center of their universe, is one with a huge heart and a lot of love. The novel offers a dramatic peek into the lives of a trio of sibling celebrities who are not always as they appear in the Hollywood gossip magazines.

The Louvre

The Louvre
Author: Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
Publsiher: Rizzoli Electa
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 9780847868933
ISBN 13: 0847868931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Louvre Book Review:

Experience the Louvre's majestic halls, grand galleries, and stunning artworks in this exquisite visit to the world-renowned museum--highlighting beloved works of art alongside hidden gems, all situated in the palace's stunning architectural spaces. Every year, more than ten million visitors from around the world visit the Louvre's 68,000 square meters of gallery space containing more than 35,000 works of art. The Louvre is widely considered the most innovative of the world's preeminent museums. This gorgeous tome is a celebration of an enduring institution and the magnificent works of art that it houses. Rather than showing only isolated images of the artworks themselves, this book shows many of the pieces in the context of the beautiful galleries and spaces where they live, to give the reader an experience similar to being at the Louvre. The Louvre explores the eight centuries of fascinating history surrounding the museum, which began in the Middle Ages as a fortress, then became a royal residence which continued to enlarge, expand, and develop over the centuries with the most brilliant architects and painters being called to work on this architectural masterpiece. In 1793, the Louvre confirmed its role as a "temple of the arts" when it was made the first national museum open to the public. From then on, its collections continued to grow from its roots in the old royal collection, benefiting from acquisitions, archaeological discoveries, donations, and bequests. Centuries of growth, evolution, and transformation culminated in the 1980s with the "Grand Louvre" project symbolized by I.M. Pei's world-famous and critically acclaimed modernist pyramid.

Canada

Canada
Author: Mike Myers
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 0385689276
ISBN 13: 9780385689274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada Book Review:

In this instant national bestseller, comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: "no description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian." He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland. His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. His relationship with his home and native land continues to deepen and grow, he says. In fact, American friends have actually accused him of enjoying being Canadian--and he's happy to plead guilty as charged. A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that?' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them." This beautifully designed book is illustrated in colour (and not color) throughout, and its visual treasures include personal photographs and Canadiana from the author's own collection. Published in the lead-up to the 2017 sesquicentennial, this is Mike Myers' birthday gift to his fellow Canadians. Or as he puts it: "In 1967, Canada turned one hundred. Canadians all across the country made Centennial projects. This book is my Centennial Project. I'm handing it in a little late. . . . Sorry." From the Hardcover edition.

True Love

True Love
Author: Jennifer Lopez
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0698148363
ISBN 13: 9780698148369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Love Book Review:

In Jennifer Lopez’s first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life’s most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she’s ever been. Guided by both intimate and electrifying photographs, True Love an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery, and resilience. Completely full-color, with photos throughout and lavishly designed, True Love is a stunning and timeless book that features more than 200 never-before-seen images from Lopez’s personal archives, showing candid moments with her family and friends and providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the life of a pop music icon travelling, rehearsing, and performing around the world.

My Beautiful Despair

My Beautiful Despair
Author: Kim Kierkegaardashian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 1982101008
ISBN 13: 9781982101008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Beautiful Despair Book Review:

“Reflective maxims on life, death, sin, and emptiness, salted with luxury accessories of the Kardashian [email protected] is dross turned gold, redemption through absurdity in a hundred and forty characters.” –The New Yorker In “the ultimate meeting of the sublime with the ridiculous” (London Evening Standard) My Beautiful Despair blends the existential philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard with the superficial musings of Kim Kardashian West, based on the popular Twitter feed @KimKierkegaard. Kierkegaardashian shares thoughts on fashion, beauty, brunch, and the relentless waves of existential dread that wash over us day after day. A sample of the revelations include: – I have majorly fallen off my workout-eating plan! AND it's summer. But to despair over sin is to sink deeper into it. – Obsessed with protecting your skin, lips, hair & face from the sun? Close the cover of the coffin tight, really tight, and be at peace. – I like my men like I like my coffee: a momentary comfort in the midst of all my suffering. – What is the operation by which a self relates itself to its own self, transparently? Selfie. – What if everything in life were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears? Scared LOL!! – I’ve been going to bed a little bit earlier each night, to get a taste of death. In an age where the line between news and entertainment is blurrier than ever before, and the difference between a celebrity and the leader of the free world is nil, Kierkegaardashian’s insights perfectly reflect our absurd, hilarious, and deeply disturbing new era. @KimKierkegaard has been admired, praised, and adored in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, New York, Buzzfeed, and more, and has amassed nearly a quarter of a million Twitter followers, including J.K. Rowling and Anna Kendrick. Now in a humorous, illustrated gift book, perfectly suited for our existential times, Kierkegaardashian’s philosophical insights are juxtaposed for the first time with Dash Shaw’s brilliant black-and-white illustrations.

Sex and the City and Us

Sex and the City and Us
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 150116483X
ISBN 13: 9781501164835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and the City and Us Book Review:

The bestselling author of Seinfeldia offers a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, in a “bubbly, yet fierce cultural dissection of the groundbreaking show” (Chicago Tribune). This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual—if still often begrudging—respect. The show wasn’t perfect, but it revolutionized television for women. When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer, she didn’t think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord. Beverly Hills, 90210 creator Darren Star brought her vision to an even wider audience when he adapted the column for HBO. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha launched a barrage of trends, forever branded the actresses that took on the roles, redefined women’s relationship to sex and elevated the perception of singlehood. Featuring exclusive new interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King, and author Candace Bushnell, “Jennifer Keishin Armstrong brings readers inside the writers’ room and into the scribes’ lives…The writing is fizzy and funny, but she still manages an in-depth look at a show that’s been analyzed for decades, giving readers a retrospective as enjoyable as a $20 pink cocktail” (The Washington Post). Sex and the City and Us is both a critical and nostalgic behind-the-scenes look at a television series that changed the way women see themselves.

Strong Looks Better Naked

Strong Looks Better Naked
Author: Khloé Kardashian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 1471156486
ISBN 13: 9781471156489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strong Looks Better Naked Book Review:

THE ONLY OFFICIAL KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN BOOK THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ‘Perfect’ Cosmopolitan ‘Stunning. Basically anything and everything you'd ever want to know about Khloé Kardashian.’ InStyle ‘Her book will motivate you physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.’ E Online ‘This book is part memoir, part self-help, and part diet-and-exercise guide and all of it is very Khloé. . . Self-deprecating, candid, sincere and vulnerable’ Refinery29 ‘A triumph’ Daily Beast ‘A body-image victory’ The Frisky Khloé Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, heart, mind, and soul with inspirational, revealing stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image. In a culture that worships skinny, Khloé Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body becomes a strong mind, which builds to strength of heart, character, and ultimately strength of spirit. This is an inspiring book about how to create strength and true beauty in every area of your life, inside and out. The book features inspired personal stories from Khloé and practical how-to advice about building a strong body, mind, heart, and soul in your own life.

A Short History of Farming in New Zealand

A Short History of Farming in New Zealand
Author: Gordon McLauchlan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781988538013
ISBN 13: 1988538017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Farming in New Zealand Book Review:

Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand. From the early migrant farmers and regional produce trading, to the revolution of refrigeration ¿ opening up global opportunities for our fast-growing export markets in wool, produce and more, McLauchlan covers the development of our country¿s farming culture in this accessible and informative read. ¿ Details the farming culture and methods of early Polynesian and Maori settlers. ¿ European farmers adjusting to the temperate zone crops and wildlife of New Zealand. ¿ The birth and development of regional trade industries in rural areas. ¿ Refrigeration and exporting to the British and European markets. ¿ The development of leading global trade exports in wool, dairy products, Kiwifruit and more.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Author: Sean Smith
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN 10: 0008104506
ISBN 13: 9780008104504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kim Kardashian Book Review:

Bestselling biographer Sean Smith takes on the world’s number one reality star, Kim Kardashian West. This is the ultimate insight into the reality behind the woman who has defined fame in our modern culture – her childhood, her family, her turbulent love life and the multi-millionaire lifestyle.

I Love My Selfie

I Love My Selfie
Author: Ilan Stavans
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 0822373173
ISBN 13: 9780822373179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Love My Selfie Book Review:

What explains our current obsession with selfies? In I Love My Selfie noted cultural critic Ilan Stavans explores the selfie's historical and cultural roots by discussing everything from Greek mythology and Shakespeare to Andy Warhol, James Franco, and Pope Francis. He sees selfies as tools people use to disguise or present themselves as spontaneous and casual. This collaboration includes a portfolio of fifty autoportraits by the artist ADÁL; he and Stavans use them as a way to question the notion of the self and to engage with artists, celebrities, technology, identity, and politics. Provocative and engaging, I Love My Selfie will change the way readers think about this unavoidable phenomenon of twenty-first-century life.

Kardashian Konfidential

Kardashian Konfidential
Author: Kourtney Kardashian,Kim Kardashian,Khloe Kardashian
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2010-11-23
ISBN 10: 0312628072
ISBN 13: 9780312628079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kardashian Konfidential Book Review:

An authorized, three-way confessional by the reality television celebrities shares fun facts about their shared childhoods, presents beauty and style secrets and reveals family insights that sustain their professional lives. Media tie-in.

Homebody

Homebody
Author: Joanna Gaines
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 0062801988
ISBN 13: 9780062801982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homebody Book Review:

In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.

Selfies

Selfies
Author: Craig Detweiler
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 1493412930
ISBN 13: 9781493412938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selfies Book Review:

Selfies are ubiquitous. They can be silly or serious, casual or curated. Within moments, smart phone users can capture their image and post it across multiple social media platforms to a global audience. But do we truly understand the power of image in our image-saturated age? How can we seek God and care for each other in digital spaces? Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker and an avid social media user, examines the selfie phenomenon, placing selfies within the long history of self-portraits in art, literature, and photography. He shows how self-portraits change our perspective of ourselves and each other in family dynamics, education, and discipleship. Challenging us to push past unhealthy obsessions with beauty, wealth, and fame, Detweiler helps us to develop a thoughtful, biblical perspective on selfies and social media and to put ourselves in proper relation to God and each other. He also explains the implications of social media for an emerging generation, making this book a useful conversation starter in homes, churches, and classrooms. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a photo assignment for creating a selfie in response to the chapter.

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens
Author: Alicia Spencer-Hall
Publsiher: Knowledge Communities
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-12
ISBN 10: 9789462982277
ISBN 13: 9462982279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens Book Review:

This ground-breaking book brings theoretical perspectives from twenty-first century media, film, and cultural studies to medieval hagiography. Medieval Saints and Modern Screens stakes the claim for a provocative new methodological intervention: consideration of hagiography as media. More precisely, hagiography is most productively understood as cinematic media. Medieval mystical episodes are made intelligible to modern audiences through reference to the filmic - the language, form, and lived experience of cinema. Similarly, reference to the realm of the mystical affords a means to express the disconcerting physical and emotional effects of watching cinema. Moreover, cinematic spectatorship affords, at times, a (more or less) secular experience of visionary transcendence: an 'agape-ic encounter'. The medieval saint's visions of God are but one pole of a spectrum of visual experience which extends into our present multi-media moment. We too conjure godly visions: on our smartphones, on the silver screen, and on our TVs and laptops. This book places contemporary pop-culture media - such as blockbuster movie The Dark Knight, Kim Kardashian West's social media feeds, and the outputs of online role-players in "Second Life"--in dialogue with a corpus of thirteenth-century Latin biographies, Holy Women of Li�ge. In these texts, holy women see God, and see God often. Their experiences fundamentally orient their life, and offer the women new routes to knowledge, agency, and belonging. For the holy visionaries of Li�ge, as with us modern 'seers', visions are physically intimate, ideologically overloaded spaces. Through theoretically informed close readings, Medieval Saints and Modern Screens reveals the interconnection of decidedly "old" media--medieval textualities--and artefacts of our "new media" ecology, which all serve as spaces in which altogether human concerns are brought before the contemporary culture's eyes. The thirteenth-century Latin hagiographic works known as the Holy Women of Li�ge corpus presents biographies filled with dramatic visions of God and intense physical unions with Christ. The texts that make up the collection demonstrate the problematic division of body and soul in the period and also reveal the potential of text to transmit visual experiences. This book explores those qualities of the texts using the latest developments in film theory, taking up such topics as the relationship of film to mortality, embodied spectatorship, celebrity studies, and digital environments.

Why You re Not Married Yet

Why You re Not Married       Yet
Author: Tracy McMillan
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 0345532937
ISBN 13: 9780345532930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why You re Not Married Yet Book Review:

This paperback edition includes an exclusive conversation between Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, and Tracy McMillan, one of its expert matchmakers. This new relationship show features three of America’s most eligible guys searching for their soul mates. If you’re looking to get married and you’re not, there’s most likely a very good reason: you. Hey, you’re certainly not a bad person! You just haven’t yet become the woman you need to be in order to have the partnership you want. That’s where this book comes in. Based on her wildly popular Huffington Post article, Tracy McMillan’s Why You’re Not Married . . . Yet dishes out no-holds-barred practical wisdom for women hoping to head down the aisle. And this new edition features even more candid advice and sisterly insight. McMillan points out the behaviors that might be in your blind spot and shows you how to adjust them to get the relationship you deserve. Do any of these chapter headings sound familiar? • You’re a Bitch: How defensiveness can hide behind a tough exterior, and why being nice is never a sign of weakness. • You’re a Liar: How to stop lying to men—and get honest with yourself—about the kind of relationship you really want. • You’re Selfish: The big secret about marriage: It’s about giving something, not getting it. A funny, insightful guide, Why You’re Not Married . . . Yet will change your life and the way you think about relationships, and it may very well lead you down the aisle. “Very wise . . . Give this book to every single girlfriend [you] have.”—Marie Claire “Equal parts BFF, boot-camp instructor, and relationship guru, Tracy McMillan will change the way you think about yourself and your relationships. This book is for every woman out there who wants to have a great marriage.”—Ricki Lake

The Origins of You

The Origins of You
Author: Jay Belsky,Avshalom Caspi,Terrie E. Moffitt,Richie Poulton
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0674245431
ISBN 13: 9780674245433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of You Book Review:

After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world’s preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop. Does temperament in childhood predict adult personality? What role do parents play in shaping how a child matures? Is day care bad—or good—for children? Does adolescent delinquency forecast a life of crime? Do genes influence success in life? Is health in adulthood shaped by childhood experiences? In search of answers to these and similar questions, four leading psychologists have spent their careers studying thousands of people, observing them as they’ve grown up and grown older. The result is unprecedented insight into what makes each of us who we are. In The Origins of You, Jay Belsky, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie Moffitt, and Richie Poulton share what they have learned about childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, about genes and parenting, and about vulnerability, resilience, and success. The evidence shows that human development is not subject to ironclad laws but instead is a matter of possibilities and probabilities—multiple forces that together determine the direction a life will take. A child’s early years do predict who they will become later in life, but they do so imperfectly. For example, genes and troubled families both play a role in violent male behavior, and, though health and heredity sometimes go hand in hand, childhood adversity and severe bullying in adolescence can affect even physical well-being in midlife. Painstaking and revelatory, the discoveries in The Origins of You promise to help schools, parents, and all people foster well-being and ameliorate or prevent developmental problems.

In the Kitchen with Kris

In the Kitchen with Kris
Author: Kris Jenner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1476728887
ISBN 13: 9781476728889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Kitchen with Kris Book Review:

The executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians combines personal favorite recipes with hosting tips that can be adapted to any budget. 75,000 first printing.

House of Hilton

House of Hilton
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Publsiher: Crown Archetype
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-11-07
ISBN 10: 0307351955
ISBN 13: 9780307351951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Hilton Book Review:

This intimate, shocking—and thoroughly unauthorized—portrait of the Hiltons chronicles the family’s amazing odyssey from poverty and obscurity to glory and glamour. From Conrad Hilton, the eccentric “innkeeper to the world” who built a global empire beginning with a fleabag in a dusty Texas backwater, to Paris Hilton, his great-granddaughter, whose fame took off with a sex video, House of Hilton is the unauthorized, eye-popping portrait of one of America’s most outrageous dynasties. If you want to know how Paris Hilton became who she is, you have to know where she came from. From scores of candid and exclusive interviews, from private documents and public records, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer has dug deeply into her paternal and maternal family roots to reveal the often shocking, tragic, and comic lives that helped shape the world’s most famous and fabulous “celebutante.” The cast of characters includes Paris’s maternal grandmother, a materialistic “stage mother from hell.” There is Paris’s maternal grandfather, who became an alcoholic housepainter. The life of Paris’s mother, Kathy Hilton, groomed by her mother to be a star and marry rich, is candidly revealed, too, as is that of Paris’s father, Rick, Conrad’s grandson. Paris’s tabloid antics are truly in the Hilton tradition. Set against a glittery Hollywood backdrop—with appearances by stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Natalie Wood, and Joan Collins—House of Hilton brings to light a cornucopia of closely held Hilton family secrets and sexual peccadilloes, such as the many affairs and the nightclub-brawling, boozing, and pill-popping life of Paris’s great-uncle, Nick Hilton. The story of his hellish marriage to Liz Taylor alone rivals any of today’s Hollywood breakups. Behind it all was Conrad Hilton, who built his worldwide empire through the Great Depression while others were jumping out of windows. A devout Catholic publicly, his personal life was that of an unrepentant sinner. His first marriage was to Mary Barron Hilton, a sexy, hard-drinking, gambling Kentucky teenager half Conrad’s age. Wife number two was the gorgeous Zsa Zsa, who, like Paris, was famous for being famous. Their tumultuous marriage and headline-making divorce are revealed here in all their juicy glory. In all, House of Hilton is a gripping American saga, from the fire and passions that built a business empire to the debauchery and amorality passed on from one generation to the next.