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Paris: The Memoir By Paris Hilton Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book:

Jackie Oshry from The Toast and The Readheads has recommended this book multiple times. What really interested me from what she said about Paris: The Memoir by Paris Hilton was that Paris wrote it in the way she thinks and speaks. This may not sound different from any other memoir, but it is. Paris Hilton has ADHD and writes the book in the way her brain processes and expresses things. This is of particular interest to me because I also have ADHD. As someone who has had to learn to edit myself to prevent my ADHD from showing in my writing, I was curious to read what it is like for Paris to just write with little editing of the tangents, run-on sentences and jumping from story to story. I am a little too young to have really experienced Paris Hilton in her hay-day, but I did have general knowledge on her and her family but mostly just about recent events prior to reading her memoir.

Content of This Book:

Some may know her as an heiress, party girl, selfie taker, model, cover girl or even a reality star. But Paris Hilton is more than that. She is an founder, entrepreneur, pop culture maker, innovator, survivor, activist, daughter, sister, wife, mom and so much more. In her memoir Paris strips away all we thought we knew about her and takes us back to her privileged childhood but lived through the lens of being undiagnosed with ADHD and the teenage rebellion that triggered a panicked decision by her parents to have her kidnapped and taken to a series “emotional growth boarding schools." There she survived almost two years of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. In the midst of a hell we now call the “troubled teen industry,” Paris created a beautiful inner world where the ugliness couldn’t touch her. She came out, resolving to trust no one but herself as she transformed that fantasy world into a multibillion-dollar reality. Paris bares it all being honest about all that she has been through in the form of humor and the free flowing way her ADHD mind thinks. 

What I Liked About This Book:

I absolutely loved Paris’ voice in her writing. I could tell it was written by her because the phrasing and voice was incredible. As someone with an ADHD brain I did not mind the tangents and side thoughts that Paris allowed herself to have. It added to the character of the book and showed that she truly wrote this book. I commend the editors for allowing her to do this because it brings so much personality to the narration and brings light to us with ADHD and how we think. Even though I am on the younger end of the generation that experienced Paris in her first prime, I am very grateful for her addition of entertainment and celebrity tidbits. This gave the reader even more understanding of the time and how it related to what she was doing, but it also shows how influential and important pop culture and entertainment is to Paris. I won’t get too into the topics that Paris dove into in her memoir, but I will say that she was extremely vulnerable, honest and open with the reader. She owned up to her ‘mistakes’ or wrong doings, either providing a reason or just flat out said I was wrong. She spared no detail. The topics Paris covered are difficult to digest and comprehend but that does not mean she is not going to shy away from giving all the details. Paris gave an all-encompassing view of her life in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. She gave insight into what it was like to grow up in the family that she did and how it affected the way her life has played out. The addition of all of her favorite things and hobbies gave the reader even more understanding of who she is. The reader gets an insight into her business and entrepurural goals and achievements. Paris made everything from reading about her clothes to her business deals and fight for justice just as entertaining as her partying and adventure stories.

What I Disliked About This Book:

The only thing I can think of that I don’t like about this book is that it didn’t cover more of recent times. This might be a spoiler but since she finished writing the book she has become a mother and I would have loved to read about that process since it was one of the only unfinished plots of the book and was something that was really important to her.

Would I Recommend This Book?

I highly recommend this book to everyone. I could not stop talking about it to my friends during our girls trip.

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