'Kardashian Konfidential': I read it so you don't have to

Confession: While I might have read Kardashian Konfidential so you can avoid the latest in celebrity book ventures, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to read it. As a matter of fact, I offered. Somebody call MTV because True Life: I love the Kardashians. So naturally, I had to read Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe’s sisterhood autobiography (out today).

And even if you don’t care for the Kardashian clan, there’s no denying that they aren’t everywhere you look. (As I write this, Kim is hosting a special on ABC. See? They’re everywhere.) Konfidential — part memoir, part self-help –has the sisters reflecting on their childhoods, talking about their relationships, and sharing their beauty and style tips. A seemingly ridiculous concept for a group of people who are basically famous for being famous. Yet it’s all relatively endearing coming from this bunch, and a must-read for any true Kardashian fan. “We’re not actresses or performers. We are business women, sisters, a mother, a wife, entrepreneurs, fashion designers … And we didn’t set ou to be celebrities. We’re just living our lives, and our claim to recognizability is that we do it in front of the cameras, and people like watching it.” Well said, ladies.

Here are some of the book’s highlights:

  • Their momager, Kris, was always highly involved in their lives. (Not surprising.) Kris was Kourtney’s Brownie troop leader, so the girls often compare those experiences to Troop Beverly Hills. Picturing Kris at Phyllis Nefler = Priceless.
  • Kim, who always wanted to be on reality TV, wanted to make an audition tape for The Real World. (She never got around to it.)
  • Kourtney was on another E! reality show series, Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. (How did I miss this?!)
  • The ladies mostly ignore talk of anything negative (no chapter on why Kim ran off and got married at such a young age), but they do talk about the O.J. case. Their dad, Robert Kardashian, was one of O.J.’s best friends in college, and later became one of the lawyers on Simpson’s infamous trial. Fun fact: The white Bronco car chase started at the Kardashian home.
  • The book is full of copies of handwritten notes, letters, and cards. I couldn’t begin to tell you about them all, but my favorite was the copy of the contract Kim’s late father gave made her sign when she got a new BMW on her 16th birthday. The seven-part contract included a stipulation that if she ever smoked cigarettes or marijuana or drank alcohol her car would be taken away immediately. (Maybe spoiled, but down-to-earth.)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford is the godmother of the Kardashian’s half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie.
  • Kim says “When no one in your family likes a person, there’s got to be something to it.” She’s referring to her early divorce (which she doesn’t really discuss in the book), but all I could think of was Kourtney’s baby daddy, Scott. (Scott talk is avoided, as well.)
  • When Khloe married Lamar Odom, she dropped her middle name (Alexandra) and legally became Khloe Kardashian Odom.

I wasn’t really that interested in the advice portion of the book, but they do give various makeup and style tips. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no groundbreaking advice to pass along. (But then again, I’m a pretty frumpy person. So if you’re interested in styling your closet to perfection, than maybe you should check it out.) I was, however, intrigued by one tip which I just might have to try: Khloe’s go-to product? Vaseline. Once a week, she recommends you slather it onto your feet, and then put socks on. Wear them for about an hour, and walk away with smooth feet.

What do you think, Shelf Lifers? Do you have any interest in reading Kardashian Konfidential? And are you, like me, on the Kardashian bandwagon? Or are you sick of this famous fam?

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  • whatevs

    I actually don’t dislike Khloe, but I don’t contribute my money to their endeavors.

  • tnchick

    so confession time: i love the kardashians too. i don’t know why. they don’t do anything of note but i am obsessed with them. i especially love khole. she seems like the most real out of the real and like she would be so much fun to hang out with. i kinda can’t wait to read this.

    • PMD

      I love them too. And I hate all reality shows. But this is one of my guilty pleasures. I don’t go out of my way to watch their show, but if it is on I can’t help but watch! Khloe is my absolute fave. I probs won’t buy the book, but the next time I am at Barnes & Noble I might find myself skimming their book. LOL!

      • Amy

        Keeping Up With the Kardashians is my guilty pleasure. I’m not going to go out and buy the book, but if I see it in the library, I’d check it out.

  • Just Me

    Dont hate them but also dont care anything about them.

  • mscisluv

    I really enjoy “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. I can’t imagine actually spending money on any of their endeavors, but the family is definitely entertaining.

  • Blessings

    Is it just me or has the Kardashian taken the VAMPire look one step too far. I little over done. OF COURSE I would take advice from them – they’re brillant and has those things. . . that make them a role model to all young girls and boys. . . money and too much exposure. Yes I am talking about the tape.

    • john don

      i love you

  • Kay

    I actually like them all except for Khloe. She’s ignorant as can be to her mother most of the time and her baby voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

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  • Rachel

    I love them. Not sure why but I do. I Love Khloe to death she is hilarious. I also think her and Lamar are adorable.

  • Meezy

    What? Their book mentions nothing about the infamous sex tape?

  • Selma

    I love watching the show!! And all 3 of them are intertaining… I live in South Africa, and our stores are sooo far behind with the latest books. Wait months for it to come out here. Will def buy it!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!!!

  • Anabelle Therese castro

    ilove you so much
    iam to be top modle

  • brezzy

    Thios is going to be a great boookk!!!i am kardashians and jenners #1 fan your book is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bruin24

    Interesting article. I noticed a few grammar errors such as the use of “than” instead of “then”

    • Lee

      ok honestly who the hell cares about grammer errors. LIKE SERIOUSLY!

      BTW I loveee the Kardashians!!

      • DeserTBoB

        Lee shows the “Kartrashian” target demographic…stupid people. That’s GRAMMAR, dimwit. I can’t stand the Kartrashians at all. They’re a perfect example of useless people with too much money, and they’re horrid role models for other stupid people.

    • Eugene

      My sister and I and 3 of my good frnedis were all pregnant together. My sister and 1 friend delivered about 6 months before us, while the rest of us all delivered within 4 days of each other. It was a lot of fun to compare pregnant bellies and have someone to relate to while we were pregnant and its been even more fun to have all the babies together. In fact, my sister and I are planning our next pregnancies to happen around the same time again. So, yes, if the timing is right for everyone, I think its great to be pregnant at the same time as someone you are close to!

  • Ashley

    i love them all<3 however khloe is my fav. people need to stop hating on them.

  • KyCat

    They’re over-exposed white trash.

    • alexsa

      umm you must be cracked out to not know one of the famous families is not white but armenian dont understand why people hate you must be miserable you were obviously on this page to leave a comment duhh

    • stella

      Your stupid watch the show they are not white trash.

      • Forever

        ACTUALLY they are half white and half Armenian. Your all dumb.

  • Kardahshian Fan!

    KyCAT- they r not white retard they r Armenian dumbass.

    I’m glad they are successful and I wish them the best in all!!! Screw all the haters!!

    • Emily

      Wow, I love it when people call other people dumb when you are actually all wrong. They are Caucasian (sometimes referred to as white on government forms) and if any of you had ever taken a geography lesson in you lives, you’d realize that Armenia is in the Caucasus region… hence the origin of the word ‘Caucasian’.

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