Paris Hilton: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Sandra Gurvis
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  • ISBN-10: 0313379416
  • ISBN-13: 9780313379413
  • DDC: 973.931
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 149 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Unlike other biographies that range from the expose to the gushing, PARIS HILTON: A BIOGRAPHY is both detailed and objective. It covers Paris's checkered family history, her privileged yet surprisingly unassuming upbringing, and her explosion with sister Nicky as "It Girls" on the international social scene. Readers will learn how her family influenced her, why she made the decision to step into the limelight, and why she continues today, despite her many critics and setbacks. Each chapter of the biography provides an in-depth view of a specific aspect of Paris's life: her relationship with men and the media, how she turned herself around emotionally and projected a new image, and what makes her such a smart businesswoman. The book also looks at darker moments, including the sex tape, her jail time, and her publicity faux pas. In the end, readers will understand what makes this complex young woman tick and have a better sense of what it is like to walk a mile in her Manolo Blahniks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Biographies.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline: Events in The Life of Paris Hilton.
1: A “Star” is Born.
2: Growing up Paris.
3: Nicky and Nicole.
4: Bad Decisions, Overexposure, and Embarrassing Moments.
5: Facing the Consequences.
6: Turnaround Time.
7: Future's So Bright She's Gonna Wear Shades—and Design Them!.
Appendix A: The Quotable Paris.
Appendix B: Film and other Credits.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.