I have never watched an episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, so I wasn’t sure of what I would find within the cover of Kris Jenner’s memoir. I really just wanted to read about her relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson (yes, I was being nosy). The memoir starts in her childhood and helping in the family candle store. Ventures into her meeting with Robert Kardashian at the Horse Races, their courtship, then marriage, kids and affairs, divorce and remarriage.
Too be honest with you, I found half of the content of this book unbelievable. I’m not sure if Kris Jenner is a drama queen or wont let the truth get in the way of a good story, but I’m afraid this left me feeling sad for her. Kris Jenner is a self confessed control freak and it is extremely evident that she needs to be each individual child’s (from her womb) manager. Kris needs to make all the arrangements for her kids and husband, needs to know where they are and what they are doing at all times. Bruce Jenner (her husband) doesn’t get a say in most decisions, but seems like a “enjoy the ride” type of bloke. I know the title is …and all things Kardashian but there is NO mention of her step children – Bruce Jenners’ kids in the book. Makes me ask, are they in the show? Why aren’t they in the book? Is she so obsessed with her own flesh and blood that they don’t get a look in? Does Bruce spend time with his kids?
When it came to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Kris made out as if they had been BFF’s and that Nicole wanted to show Kris something on the day before her murder. The way it was written, I had my eyebrow raised in doubt so I went to my good friend Google to see if I could find any information on the facts of this.. I came across this:
“Kris Jenner IS pathetic,” Denise Brown, 54, told the National Enquirer in an exclusive interview. In the book, Kris writes that the day after Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered in June 1994, Denise called her and asked about some photos Nicole kept hidden in a secret safety deposit box. “Nicole had been beaten up by O.J., and she had been keeping this physical proof in the form of photographs and, it would turn out, other evidence, in which she had documented seven years of abuse,” Kris divulged in the book. “Nicole really wanted someone close to her to know what was going on, so that somebody – namely me – could be a witness.” But Denise strongly denies calling Kris, 56, to ask about the photos during those heartbreaking days. “I had just found out my sister was murdered,” Denise recalled. “The last thing on my mind was whether or not Nicole showed anyone any pictures she had in a safety deposit box. In fact, I didn’t even know my sister HAD a safety deposit box with pictures of her abuse until the beginning of O.J.’s trial – months after she was murdered.”
I wouldn’t recommend this book, also since reading I haven’t had any desire to watch any of the shows. I would however, love to hear from you. Do you watch the show? What are your thoughts? Have you read this memoir, did it meet your expectations?
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