Why Celebrities Need To Stop Trying to be Authors
If you have read Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s new novel Rebels: City of Indra, then you know that it reads a bit like if Derek Zoolander decided to attempt fiction writing. Apart from a lack of surprise, part of us is a bit disappointed, thus far Kendall seems to be hitting all of the marks: Reality TV stardom? Check, Fabulous Fashion Modeling? Check. On point sense of style? Check it out, girlfriend’s got some seriously enviable taste. But her writing (and her sister’s writing we suppose, as they cowrote this trash), leaves a lot to be desired.
Truth is, every time a celebrity attempts to foray into the writing field is falls flat. Fiction, biography, you name it. They just can’t seem to get a word out without it sounding completely contrived and uninteresting.
Tori Spelling’s tell all memoir didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know and who can forget Lauren Conrad’s “fictional” account of Los Angeles teens who get propositioned for a reality TV series (this is fictional??) which fell about as flat as her co-star’s careers.
Most of these sorts of novels are written by celebutantes who are likely bored and dying to prove that they have more to them than looks and family connections. Our take? Stick to doing what you do best and what we love you for- everything but writing.