Interviewer: "Does it make you laugh when people think you're stupid?"Paris Hilton: "Yeah, I laugh all the way to the bank. It's not the way I am."The subject of intense media and public fascination, Paris Hilton is one of the most-discussed celebrities of her generation. From the teenage party girl who was 'famous for being famous' she has blossomed into an actress, pop star and successful businesswoman. "Paris Hilton: Life On The Edge" shows how the heiress made such a success of her life and reveals that far from being an 'airhead', she is a shrewd, determined and hardworking woman.Not that she's afraid of letting her hair down: taking the reader behind-the-scenes of Paris' glamorous life, the book is your all-access pass to the most exclusive fashion shows, premieres and parties. This revealing portrait covers the string of famous men she has dated including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Her list of friends is just as star-studded including Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, who co-starred with Paris in the hit reality television show The Simple Life.Lifting the lid on the controversies that have plagued her life, the book tells for the first time the full story of the 2003 sex-tape saga and her imprisonment for driving offences in 2007.
Defying her critics, Paris emerged from jail with a fresh sense of perspective and renewed energy. "Paris Hilton: Life On The Edge" offers a unique insight into her complex character and shows that jail was the making not the breaking of her.
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of a number of books including The Reduced History Of Britain. He also contributed to both Crap Towns books. A prolific journalist, he has written for numerous publications including Time Out, The Big Issue, Four Four Two and the Mail On Sunday.