Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-In-Chic Peek Behind the Pose

Paris Hilton, Author, Jeff Vespa, Photographer, Merle Ginsberg, With Fireside $22 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7432-6664-2
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.""
Reviewed on: 09/06/2004
Release date: 09/01/2004
Genre: Nonfiction
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