Paris Hilton To Release ‘Searingly Honest’ Memoir
Paris Hilton, who has dabbled in many ventures throughout her nearly 20-year career in the spotlight, ranging from a music career to her billion-dollar perfume franchise since The Simple Life, has once again reinvented herself, this time as an author. Hilton has just sold a memoir to best-selling publisher Dey Street Books, which was behind Jessica Simpson‘s No. 1 best-seller Open Book back in February 2020. A publishing rep revealed the book will try to capitalize on “nostalgia for early 2000s-era pop culture.”
Dey Street noted Hilton’s memoir will be “both searingly honest and deeply personal,” adding, “Hilton will share the real Paris Hilton as her celebrity persona evolved.”
Over the years the public has watched the socialite grace the front pages of the New York Post as a party “It” girl during her early 20s. But the public has seemingly come to be infatuated with the question of who the real Hilton is. Hilton disclosed in an interview with Access Hollywood that her personality America once knew as the spoiled ditz on The Simple Life was all an act.
“We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into or what a huge success it would be and that I’d have to continue playing this character for five years,” Hilton said. “You kind of just get trapped in that character when you have to continue doing it on a TV show. I don’t mind because I feel like I really parlayed it into a huge business, and it was a lot of fun. I think if I was my serious self on the show it wouldn’t have been such a huge success.”
Hilton previously released a memoir in 2004, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, at the height of her fame in her early 20s. The book touched upon tips such as, “Act ditzy. Lose things. It throws people off and makes them think you’re “adorable,” and less together than you really are.”
Now, nearly 20 years later, Hilton, who is now 40, has shown her more vulnerable side in discussing past traumas.
In her This Is Paris documentary, which debuted on YouTube in September, for the first time Hilton talked publicly about failed relationships, looming loneliness and anxiety, and her physical as well as mental abuse experiences she endured at a psychiatric Utah day school at the age of 17.
There is not yet a set release date for the book.