House of Hilton: From Conrad to Paris: A Drama of Wealth,

House of Hilton: From Conrad to Paris: A Drama of Wealth, Power, and Privilege Totally gossipy and snarky and who knows if any of it is true But it was fun Lots of interesting information on both the Richards and Hilton families Really entertaining if you watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because it dishes on Kim and Kyle Good trashy beach read. This intimate, shocking and thoroughly unauthorized portrait of the Hiltons chronicles the family s amazing odyssey from poverty and obscurity to glory and glamourFrom 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 This piece of crap was so fun to read I downloaded it onto my Kindle and I couldn t put it down It was very interesting because it wasn t about Paris, but about all the relatives and how they came to be All the females are nuts in that family. I m sashamed by how much I enjoyed this book, but not enough It was written during the height of Paris Hilton s fame, so the parts about that are hilarious to read now But most of the book focuses on her insane maternal grandmother and her paternal grand uncle Full of juicy nonsense that you have to obviously take with a grain of salt, but he does get most of his sources to agree with having their names put with their gossip And as a shameful viewer of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that s I m sashamed by how much I enjoyed this book, but not enough It was written during the height of Paris Hilton s fame, so the parts about that are hilarious to read now But most of the book focuses on her insane maternal grandmother and her paternal grand uncle Full of juicy nonsense that you have to obviously take with a grain of salt, but he does get most of his sources to agree with having their names put with their gossip And as a shameful viewer of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that stars two of Paris aunts a lot of the ridiculousness does hold up Ok, maybe I m the only person in my social circle, and family, and town, who does not totally hate Paris Hilton To me, she s that chick who would always be nice to be when I see her, and if I needed it, she d give me a ride somewhere if it was on her way Her geneology is a roller coaster ride of gold digging women, and playboy bachelors Having grown up near LA, I have known kids whose parents were so beyond reality in the glamour sense, that these kids had but no option, but to grow up with t Ok, maybe I m the only person in my social circle, and family, and town, who does not totally hate Paris Hilton To me, she s that chick who would always be nice to be when I see her, and if I needed it, she d give me a ride somewhere if it was on her way Her geneology is a roller coaster ride of gold digging women, and playboy bachelors Having grown up near LA, I have known kids whose parents were so beyond reality in the glamour sense, that these kids had but no option, but to grow up with that same mentality I liked the book, and I still like Paris So, sue me I only got to page 43, but that was 43 pages of horrible people being horrible people and doing horrible things and behaving in horrible ways I had no idea that Paris Hilton is the way she is because everyone in her family has been the exact same way for generations and generations.Granted, the book is heavily slanted against the Hiltons in general, and it s obvious that much of the information would probably not hold up in court But whether any of it is true or not, I can t read anyof i I only got to page 43, but that was 43 pages of horrible people being horrible people and doing horrible things and behaving in horrible ways I had no idea that Paris Hilton is the way she is because everyone in her family has been the exact same way for generations and generations.Granted, the book is heavily slanted against the Hiltons in general, and it s obvious that much of the information would probably not hold up in court But whether any of it is true or not, I can t read anyof it.It would a good, entertaining trash read for the beach Great bookGreat book very interesting what a story sad no wonder Kim is a mess, her mom was a crazy lady I read this book because I wanted to know how far south a family had to go before they ended up with a Paris Hilton.Then I realized that I was approaching it from the wrong perspective Compared to her crazier relatives, there is nothing wrong with Paris Hilton. This book was okay I wanted tabloid trash about rich idiots It served its purpose.


About the Author: Jerry Oppenheimer

Jerry Oppenheimer is an author who has written several unauthorized biographies of public figures including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rock Hudson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld and the Hilton family Toy Monster The Big Bad World of Mattel was published on Feb 3 2009 and his latest book as of Aug 2, 2009 , will be about Bernie Madoff, titled Madoff with the Money Both published by John Wiley Sons, Inc.In addition to being a biographer he has also worked in several different capacities as a journalist, including as an investigative reporter and a producer of television news programs and documentaries.


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