Paris: The Memoir (2023)
In March 2023, Paris Hilton released her "Paris: The Memoir" book. It is a memoir in which Hilton shares her life story, including her childhood, her rise to fame, and her experiences in the entertainment industry.
In the book, Hilton opens up about some of the challenges she faced in her personal and professional life, including abuse she experienced as a teenager while attending a boarding school in Utah. She also discusses her efforts to overcome the trauma she experienced and reclaim her identity and voice.
"Paris: The Memoir" features exclusive photos, personal anecdotes, and never-before-told stories from Hilton's life. The book has received positive reviews and has been praised for its candidness and honesty.
Paris Hilton rose to prominence as an heiress to the Hilton Hotels empire, but cultivated her fame and fortune as the It Girl of the aughts, a time marked by the burgeoning twenty-four-hour entertainment news cycle and the advent of the celebrity blog. Using her celebrity brand, Paris set in motion her innovative business ventures, while being the constant target of tabloid culture that dismissively wrote her off as "famous for being famous." With tenacity, sharp business acumen, and grit, she built a global empire and, in the process, became a truly modern icon beloved around the world.
Now, with courage, honesty, and humor, Paris Hilton is ready to take stock, place it all in context, and share her story with the world. Separating the creation from the creator, the brand from the ambassador, "Paris: The Memoir" strips away all we thought we knew about a celebrity icon, taking us back to a privileged childhood lived through the lens of undiagnosed ADHD and teenage rebellion that triggered a panicked—and perilous—decision by her parents. Led to believe they were saving their child's life, Paris's mother and father had her kidnapped and sent to a series of "emotional growth boarding schools," where she survived almost two years of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. In the midst of a hell we now call the "troubled teen industry," Paris created a beautiful inner world where the ugliness couldn't touch her. She came out, resolving to trust no one but herself as she transformed that fantasy world into a multibillion-dollar reality.
Recounting her perilous journey through pre-#MeToo sexual politics with grace, dignity, and just the right amount of sass, "Paris: The Memoir" tracks the evolution of celebrity culture through the story of the figure at its leading edge, full of defining moments and marquee names. Most important, Paris shows us her path to peace while she challenges us to question our role in her story and in our own. Welcome to Paris.
Publisher: Dey Street Books (March 14, 2023)
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