Synopses & Reviews
For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor.
From her sudden rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to recently redefining herself as a single working mother to three growing girls, Jennie Garth has defied the odds and thrived in a town that can be more than a little tough on its blondes.
Since Jennie landed in Hollywood at just sixteen, she has built an enduring career as a television and film actress, producer and director, beginning with her iconic turn as Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spellings smash hit Beverly Hills 90210, a show that ran for a decade and which cemented Jennies place in American pop culture.
Recently, Jennie found herself facing her forties from a place she never expected to be in: newly single, in demand again as an actress after years spent focusing on her family, and all over the tabloids. So she decided to do what surprised manyincluding herself: she decided to write about it, to tell her own story, in her own words.
And now, in this intimate memoir, she explores the highs and lows of her life, both in front of the camera and behind closed doors, revealing the real Jennie Garthsmart, funny, and stronger than she ever realized.
This is one unforgettable, utterly loveable Hollywood Blonde, and these are her deep thoughts.
"No one warned me that deciding to write a book about my life would unleash all of the insecurities, fears, and self-doubts I'd been trying to outwit and outrun my whole life, but that's exactly what happened. I wanted to tell my truth with as much courage as I could muster and to be as fearless as possible as I delved into the darker corners of my mind. The result surprised me: I got to know myself in new ways.
Revealing myself in these pages has been at times terrifying, but also one of the most liberating experiences of my life. That's because once you start writing, all of these embarrassing, wonderful, hilarious, painful, and surreal things that make you who you are get flushed up to the surface. And so word by word, I began to put the story of me together. Now all of these personal recollections, memories and anecdotes have been printed and bound into this book, which means that now you get to know me, too."
From everybody’s favorite “momager” of E!’s hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians comes a relatable, brutally honest memoir of Kris Jenner’s never-before told story of the savvy businesswoman behind the Kardashian empire.
The Kardashians are famous for letting it all hang out. Whether they’re moving cross-country, settling a family feud, dealing with heartbreak, or just having fun with one another, their lives are utterly relatable. But what have Kourtney, Kim, KhloÉ, and the rest of the Kardashian clan got that we haven’t got? Off-the-charts beauty, millions of dollars, and Kris Jenner—the superstar mom and manager who made them into the family we can’t resist.
On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we watch Kris do it all. She runs a household, manages her children’s successful careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. How does she manage to maintain her composure, enviable elegance, and unflappable sense of humor? After raising six children of her own, in addition to being a stepmother to four and a grandmother, multitasking is Kris’s way of life.
In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris Jenner is an open book about the good times and the rough patches. She shares the reality of living her hectic life in the celebrity spotlight, touching on topics that will resonate with women everywhere—love, loss, marriage, divorce, motherhood, and faith. She also puts her often-controversial parenting style under the microscope as she relates the details of her decision to make her charming family into an international brand with a blockbuster reality television franchise.
From everybodyand#8217;s favorite and#8220;momagerand#8221; of E!and#8217;s hit reality series andlt;iandgt;Keeping Up with the Kardashiansandlt;/iandgt; comes a relatable, brutally honest memoir of Kris Jennerand#8217;s never-before told story of the savvy businesswoman behind the Kardashian empire.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;You think you know her . . .andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Now read the stories even her famous children havenand#8217;t heard in this gripping and inspirational andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller from the superstar matriarch of one of the biggest celebrity empires of our time.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; On andlt;iandgt;Keeping Up with the Kardashiansandlt;/iandgt;, weand#8217;ve watched Kris Jenner do it all. She runs a household, manages her childrenand#8217;s blockbuster careers, produces four television shows featuring her larger-than-life family, and still finds time to tweet to her fans. In this thoughtful, candid, and no-nonsense memoir, Kris opens up about the parts of her life that arenand#8217;t always in the spotlight: her marriage to Robert Kardashian, the late father of her four oldest children; her husband Olympic champion Bruce Jennerand#8217;s pivotal role in ending the Kardashiansand#8217; messy divorce so they could all move forward as a family; her close relationships with Nicole Brown Simpson and O. J. Simpson and her insider knowledge about the murder, its aftermath, and the infamous trial; and even her controversial decision to make her charming family into an international brand.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; If you think your life is chaotic, try keeping up with Kris Jenner.
Jennie Garth is recognized around the world as the bubbly blonde television star we've all watched for years. Yet few beyond her close friends and family know the real Jennie Garthsmart, funny, and stronger than she ever realized.
From her sudden rise to fame as a teen on the mega-hit show Beverly Hills, 90210 to rebuilding her life and emotional spirit after her recent divorceactress Jennie Garth has embraced what life has thrown at her head-on, with openness, determination, and levity. Now, for the first time, Jennie opens up about her experiences and takes readers on a revealingand often humorousjourney as she sets out to answer the question, how did I get here?
Since she landed in Hollywood at age sixteen, Jennie Garth has been something of a fish-out-of-water. Just months after coming to LA, she landed the role of Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spellings Beverly Hills, 90210. For the next ten years, Garth starred on one of the most iconic shows in television history, experiencing both the ups and downs of stardom, while securing her place in American pop-culture as a teen icon.
Recently single after eleven years of marriage, Jennie found herself facing forty from a vantage point she hadn't sought out: as a single mom, in-demand again as an actress, and all over the tabloids. In this intimate, uplifting memoir, Jennie explores the high and lows of her life in Hollywood, both in front of the cameras and behind closed doors, sharing the joys and challenges of balancing motherhood, love, and life in the spotlight.
Through these candid, funny, and poignant stories, fans will find they have a lot more in common with Jennie than they ever knew.
About the Author
Kris Jenner grew up in University City, a suburb of San Diego, and is best known for being the executive producer and starring in the reality show andlt;iandgt;Keeping Up with the Kardashians.andlt;/iandgt;Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellers, including andlt;iandgt;Confessions of a Video Vixenandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; On the Down Lowandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Wendyand#8217;s Got the Heatandlt;/iandgt;. She is also an assistant professor in the Film andamp; Media Department at Hunter College.