Kardashian Dynasty

Kardashian Dynasty

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and investigator Ian Halperin pulls back the curtain on America's notorious Kardashian family--exposing their shaky foundation for fame--one shocking revelation at a time.

The Kardashians and Jenners have taken the world by storm, collectively rising to superfame after making their reality show debut on E! with Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007. Since then, their family life has remained a constant circus of tabloid headlines, red carpet appearances, branding deals, reality shows and their spinoffs, and a slew of media coverage. As revered and polarizing as royalty, the Kardashians have stolen the celebrity spotlight--and they show no signs of giving it up.

And yet, amidst their mega success, the Kardashians have faced a firestorm of negative publicity over the years: particularly over Kris Jenner's role in the family. As matriarch and momager of the Kardashian clan, Kris has been accused of exploiting her children for fame and money and playing the media like a deck of cards.

Based on extensive research, Ian Halperin delivers the salacious details behind the Kardashians' rise to fame. With revelations exposing the family's foundation as shaky at best and scandalous at worst, Halperin scrutinizes their self-made multi-million dollar brand. Focusing on three key players--Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian, and (formerly Bruce) Caitlyn Jenner--Halperin provides an unparalleled glimpse into the events and scandals that have propelled the Kardashians to worldwide celebrity, for better or worse.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2016.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501128882
1501128884
Characteristics: 292 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm

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debwalker Jun 15, 2016

Don't judge! I am fascinated by the Kardashians - this family could only happen in LA. Addicted to social media, culturally shallow, not exactly over-educated - and yet rich and powerful under their own steam - so you gotta hand it to them. On the plus side - clearly great business acumen, int... Read More »


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smichal
Sep 25, 2016

mostly a rehash of things from TV. Did not cover many rumours I have heard on the internet.

debwalker Jun 15, 2016

Don't judge! I am fascinated by the Kardashians - this family could only happen in LA. Addicted to social media, culturally shallow, not exactly over-educated - and yet rich and powerful under their own steam - so you gotta hand it to them. On the plus side - clearly great business acumen, intense family loyalty, and obviously not infected with racial prejudice.
This is good on the inside business story, and how mom K. figured out how to make millions off her family story - sometimes in ethically dubious ways - what kind of parent makes money from her daughter's sextape?

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abcDena
May 15, 2016

I didn't pick this up expecting any incisive, hard-hitting observations from Halperin about the Kardashians, or how they're contributing to the collapse of society, so I enjoyed this for what it is: a middling and almost apologetic review of America's favourite trash TV family.

Surprisingly, the character who emerges as the most interesting is Kris Jenner, the daughter of a divorced small business owner who shrewdly made lemonade out of one daughter's sex-tape lemons.

I enjoyed reading this book.

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