The Kardashian sisters meet the bestsellers list
Only one book on the L.A. Times bestsellers list offers tips on how to wax yourself (pain relievers and ice help, FYI). And we’d like to think that is the sole reason "Kardashian Konfidential" made its way to No. 15 in its first week in stores. That, and maybe its hot-pink-and-gold cover dotted with lipstick stamps.
Oh, to think there was a time the literary world was sans Kim, Kourtney and Khloe!
Infamously famous for being, uh, famous, the Kardashian trio reflect on their childhood (Kim dreamed of being a reality-TV star), their relationships (Khloe lost her virginity at 14 and would drive to secret sex sessions with an older boyfriend) and their bikini bods. Or, at least, they’d like the reader to reflect on their bikini bods, considering there are eight images that allow for such, uh, profound pondering. Filling it out are childhood photos, diary entries and handwritten notes. And it’s pretty apparent they didn’t have help from a ghost writer: “We don’t know what ‘teen queens’ really means, but it sounded good. It is true we were popular and all that. But we weren’t stuck up or ridiculously into ourselves.”
Like them or not, there’s no denying their omnipresence. They have an E! reality series (two, actually). They’re frequent cover girls -- mostly of tabloids. They even had a Kardashian credit card (for a short time). Now "Kardashian Konfidential" -- part memoir, part self-help -- promises/threatens to add more minutes to their fame clock. And we Angelenos are all too aware of that, given the sisters' appearance on KTLA on Thursday morning and their book signing at the Borders in Century City on Thursday night.
But for Kardashian fans, the book is kind of fun for what it is or, rather, for what it’s not pretending to be: deeply intellectual.
Maybe that’s enough incentive to keep up with them. Or not?
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian sign "Kardashian Konfidential" in New York on Nov. 30, 2010. Credit: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images