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Book Review: The judgement of Paris. Paris: The Memoir By Paris Hilton (HQ £20). Reviewed by Jasper Rees

Books | By Jasper Rees


Book Review: The judgement of Paris. Paris: The Memoir By Paris Hilton (HQ £20). Reviewed by Jasper Rees

‘I want to be famous,’ Paris Hilton once instructed a publicist. ‘I want people to know who I am and I want them to like me so I can sell them things.’ Born into wealth, after 20-plus years of marketing herself as a bubble-brained celebritante who’s paid to have fun, the hotel chain über-heiress is now even richer. Paparazzi have done well, too. Parasites feeding off the bleached-blonde host organism, they put kids through college off snaps of her attending an after party after an after party. Their big internet-breaking scoop came one rainy night in Beverly Hills when Hilton gave an impromptu ride to Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. The three were captured behind the windscreen of her Mercedes SLR McLaren as if in a twinkling re-enactment of the beauty contest that sparked the Trojan War. We know the price of fame since paid by her passengers. Hilton looks...


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