Paris: The Memoir

Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 14/03/2023
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Paris seems to have gone through a painful transformation.
Everyone who I talked to about this book assumed that I’d gone mad when I said I was reading it. I guess I don't look like your typical audience for a mem... READ MORE
A Memoir Fit For An Icon!
I picked this one up on a whim, as I’ve been trying to read more biographies, and the pink cover lured me in. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I ... READ MORE
Megan MM


Behind Paris Hilton's meteoric rise from Upper West Side club kid to household name lies her self-proclaimed 'superpower' of ADHD and a hidden history that traumatized and defined her. Shocking, funny and surprisingly profound, Paris is the deeply personal memoir of the ultimate It Girl and a stunning inside view of a pop culture phenomenon. Until, in a revealing documentary, she disclosed that her childhood was shattered by two years of strip searches, isolation, beatings, restraint, and brainwashing within the now infamous 'troubled teen industry', Paris Hilton was simply the billionaire heiress America had watched grow up on television, on the internet, and in tabloids. But there was always more to Paris Hilton than met the eye. Yes, she is the media personality, DJ, entrepreneur, model, singer, actress and icon beloved all over the globe. And yet... Paris is the story people have always wanted Paris Hilton to tell - the story of who she really is. In this revealing and thought-provoking book, Paris will separate the creation from the creator, the brand from the ambassador, and show the woman who grew up with incredible privilege, but who was also trapped in a world of unreasonable expectation at a moment when young women were humiliated for sport in a gossip economy on steroids. Paris recounts her perilous journey through pre-#METOO sexual politics with grace, generosity, and plenty of fun, rising above a series of heart-wrenching challenges to find healing, lasting love and a life of meaning and purpose. The parallel story arcs in Paris' braided narrative come to full bloom as a watershed portrait of the Noughties, challenging each of us to question our role in her story and her role in ours. The result is an intimate and unexpected memoir about persona and personification, the price of being young and disobedient, and the complexity of manifesting your dreams after watching part of yourself disappear.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008524463
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 550g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 31 mm

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A book to make you laugh and cry and rage all at once
Paris Hilton has been an icon throughout my childhood, one I've always admired no matter what people said about her. And reading this book proved to me tha... READ MORE
Milica S.
Surprisingly Thought Provoking
I've always liked Paris Hilton but reading her story made me admire her so much more. Yes - she is the party girl that everyone has made her out to be, b... READ MORE
Lauren M
The most moving and eye opening book I’ve read this year.
I listened to The Audiobook for this book. I cannot believe how eye opening this book is and this book lives rent free in my mind 24/7. I cannot believe ho... READ MORE
I listened to the audiobook on Audible. I didn’t want to turn it off and wanted To keep listening to it. It made my 30-45 minute commutes so much less pain... READ MORE
Judith Mahan