Monday, January 3, 2011

Book Review: Kardashian Konfidential


Hello friends! Time for a book review :) This book is all about several beauty icons- the Kardashian sisters. I really enjoyed their show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on E!, so I thought it'd be fun to read this book! As I flipped through the book at my local Target, I realized that the 241 pages not only focused on the sisters' great style and celebrity status... but also how they were raised and their business mentality. It offered up so much more than you see in the TV show. To give you an idea of the content- here are a few of the chapters...
  • Family Feuds and Other Sticky Stuff
  • Teen Queens
  • Sudden-Onset Stardom
  • Paparazzi, Press, and Perks
  • Live! From Hair and Makeup
  • Boys
  • We Mean Business
The book is written in first-person... so you feel like you're hearing these stories straight from the girls. The only thing is, at times a chapter will begin and you don't know which sister is narrating it! So that was a little odd, but it didn't make it any less interesting. Then there are some chapters where it's clear who's telling the story, and it's pretty evenly split among them. The book follows a number of formats, and every now and then you'll see actual conversations between the girls, like what's shown in the snapshot above. I enjoy the book's conversational feel... you get through it quickly because it's written in such a casual way... you can practically picture the girls talking to you. Speaking of "picture"... there are tons of great pictures throughout the whole book!

Maybe it's my mentality as a news reporter... but I love hearing the back-story on just about anything. I LOVE getting the "behind-the-scenes" point of view on stuff... whether it's a star, a sports team, a big event, or just an everyday person's life! I don't feel like a nosey person... I'm just interested and curious! Anyway, in this book you learn so much about how the Kardashian children were raised by Kris and their father, the late Robert Kardashian. I found this section really eye-opening... while these kids grew up in the lap of luxury, their parents required a LOT of them in terms of taking responsibility and earning their keep. I don't want to give away too much, but you'll be surprised by what you read.

Of course, along with those family-oriented, biographical aspects... you get the low-down on something many of us in the online beauty community are interested in... their glamorous lifestyle! I think we all realized these girls were busy, but when Kim touched on her sleep habits and schedule, I was like- WOW. You also hear about their insecurities as they live so much of their lives in the public eye. They share some really positive, uplifting messages about self-esteem that I think any reader can take something from. And, of course, I loved the chapter "Live! From Hair and Makeup"... you learn about some of the sisters' go-to products and what it's like to have a glam squad around you at all times.

If you're a fan of the Kardashians, it'll be a struggle not to sneak ahead in the book to the last section called "Our Faves"... where each sister shares everything from favorite TV shows and websites, to favorite songs and recording artists. I think those of us who watch YouTube beauty videos love hearing about favorite things... and it's fun to hear what celebrities think as well!


I had so much fun reading this book! I'm big fan of non-fiction... so this was really interesting. As you read, you learn just how different the Kardashian sisters are from one another. You'll also realize that the seemingly glamorous life celebrities lead isn't always so easy. If you've read this book, let me know what you think! And if you're interested in picking it up, I've included an Amazon link below. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day! :)


Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm really enjoying writing random blogs on Tumblr. Most recently, I talked about my New Years resolutions and "Making the Best of It". Click my link to find out what "it" is!
  • I did a news story on a local cat rescue program today. Really inspirational... the story airs Friday so I'll tweet a link after it's posted online :)
  • I have a gorgeous flameless candle that is on a timer... comes on at the same time everyday & I find it comforting.
  • I miss Christmas time!!
  • Tyler & I are officially obsessed with the show Mad Men. On season 2 now!
  • I've worked out 2 days this week. But I missed today. My bad!
  • The latest issue of Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide with Lauren Conrad on the front is especially good.

19 comments:

  1. I received the book for Christmas and thought it was a great read. I really enjoyed it. My favourite section was the style one. I also loved looking at the pictures and getting some style and make-up inspiration.

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  2. I haven't read this yet, but I think they are great business women and their media focus is rarely bad! They know what they are doing that's for sure :D

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  4. I didn't even know they came out with this book. Thanks for the review. I love the Kardashian sisters so I might pick this up!

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  5. I also love mad men and how it explores relationships between men and women and how women rose in power in the business industry. Also, Dick is really sexy lol.

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  6. OMG! I love the kardashians! Thanks for the review! :D

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  7. i luv the kardashians, but wasn;t sure if I would like a book by them..but this review changed my mine..thanks!

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  8. Thks for this blog! U make me want to go pick it up!

    P.s. where can I find a flameless candle with a timer like yours????

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  9. Hi♥ Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog ;)

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    Ai

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  10. OMG! I just had to respond to this. What is up with the fascination with and admiration of these bimbos? They are what the average woman/girl looks up to as role models?? Seriously? Pathetic!

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  11. This really makes me want to read the book, Emily! Like you, I'm a news person, and I've always been vitally interested in "the backstory." Sometimes I think the Kardashians are on the shallow side, but I admire their beauty, fashion and business savvy.

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  12. I love mad men too!! you should also watch damages, it's a great show, and it's on netflix instant watch :)

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  13. Great review! I'm not really a big fan of the girls... not that I dont like them or anything but I just havent seen the show and dont really know much about them! The book still sounds really interesting though - I think kim always looks stunning so i'd probably be tempted to buy this just for the pics! :)

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  14. This sounds like a really good book and right up my alley! I also loved Kimora Lee Simmons' Fabulosity book. This book seems to be along the same lines as Kimora's. I will be sure to pick it up!

    Bronze Goddess Beauty

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  15. I love reading your Daily Nuggets! And I love your Youtube channel! You are a breath of fresh air to my busy work days. Keep up the great work!

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  16. I read it, and I loved it. I know a lot of people have a bad connotation about the Kardashian's but they actually seem pretty cool to me and nice girls, and their beautiful from Kris to the Kylie and Kendall.

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  17. Damm I hate reding but I love the kardations and I saw the book and sed to my self I have to read thes and I did I loved it u got to read thes 4the<3of$

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