Kardashian Dynasty (Hardcover)

The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family

By Ian Halperin

Gallery Books, 9781501128882, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/18/2016)
Paperback (11/22/2016)
Hardcover (4/21/2016)

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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.

About the Author

Ian Halperin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain, and Whitney & Bobbi Kristina, among many other biographies. He is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker, having directed and produced several films, including the documentaries Gone Too Soon, Chasing Gaga, and The Cobain Case. Halperin regularly appears on television and radio to share his perspective on celebrity culture.

Praise For Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family

“[This] biography is so full of dirt that’s just gross enough to be true…[Kardashian Dynasty is a] new put-them-under-the-microscope masterpiece of pop-culture reporting … [Halperin delivers] the goods via prodigious digging through court documents, hundreds of Hollywood sources and the kind of dogged shoe-leather reporting that has gone out of fashion.”

"The Kardashian Dynasty is a probing look at how a family got rich and famous for the sheer "achievement" of just being exposed in the media spotlight so much...to those who feast on the cult of instant celebrity, this book proves how a name can be instantly branded, and the fame that goes with it can be profitable, and if it's not managed properly, can be quite fleeting."