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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kris Jenner...and all things Kardashian by Kris Jenner

You think you know her . . .
Now read the stories even her famous children haven’t heard in this gripping and inspirational New York Times bestseller from the superstar matriarch of one of the biggest celebrity empires of our time.
On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’ve watched Kris Jenner do it all. She runs a household, manages her children’s blockbuster careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris opens up about the parts of her life that aren’t always in the spotlight: her marriage to Robert Kardashian, the late father of her four oldest children; her husband Olympic champion Bruce Jenner’s pivotal role in ending the Kardashians’ messy divorce so they could all move forward as a family; her close relationships with Nicole Brown Simpson and O. J. Simpson and her insider knowledge about the murder, its aftermath, and the infamous trial; and even her controversial decision to make her charming family into an international brand.
If you think your life is chaotic, try keeping up with Kris Jenner.

Instead of calling this book 'Kris Jenner...and all things Kardashian' it should have been called 'Kris Jenner...and all things OJ Simpson'. 

Most of the first half of the book is taken up by her friendship with OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson that it is more like a book about them than the Kardashian clan themselves. And to be fair this is what makes the book surprisingly interesting. 

I expected this book to be a complete biased view of Kris and her large family, and while there are chapters where it is it does not surprisingly enough feature that much. Instead it gets a chapter or two right at the end featuring things we've already seen on the show. To be fair though I think the book would have been completely awful otherwise but the OJ/Nicole stuff makes it quite page turning in parts.

What I learned about Kris is that Kim is very obviously her favourite child, everyone she has ever met is a 'dear', 'close' or 'best' friend and these people are usually famous (there is some serious name dropping in this book), she has moved house way too many times and it is probably one of the most important things in her life as it takes up more of the story than her family does, and that she believed OJ was completely 100% GUILTY from the start.

I would suggest reading this book up until the end of the OJ Simpson trial and then just putting it away. The rest is just really not worth it.

Divaliciouz Rating     *****

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