The Kardashian sisters- Kim, Khloe and Kourtney- may be famous for their reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians and their fashion endeavors, but the trio has collaborated on something quite different: a novel.
Dollhouse will be released on Nov. 15 by HarperCollins' William Morrow division and is available for preorder on Amazon.
The book is about the inner workings of a glamorous, high profile, and complicated family which, at the center of their universe, is one with a huge heart and a lot of love, according to the HarperCollins' synopsis.
The Kardashians aren't the first celebrities to delve into the world of fiction writing.
Nicole Ritchie of TV series The Simple Life published in 2005 The Truth About Diamonds. Based on Ritchie's life, the novel is about Chloe Parker, a young woman who was adopted as a child and subsequently introduced to a life of fame and fortune. It made the New York Times' best sellers list. In 2010, Ritchie published her second novel, Priceless, which is about a young woman whose luxurious lifestyle is stripped away when her wealthy father loses everything.
Lauren Conrad is best known for her role in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and that show's spinoff The Hills. Her first novel, L.A. Candy, was published in 2009 and spawned a trilogy of the same name. The series is about two young women who move to Los Angeles and get their own reality television show. The second book, Sweet Little Lies, was published in February of 2010 and the third, Sugar and Spice, was published in October of the same year. L.A. Candy made the New York Times' best sellers list but wasn't received favorably. Entertainment Weekly said the book was a dismal portent of the future of pop culture, disguised as escapist fiction aimed at young-adult LC fans who might like a bookshaped object as a keepsake now that Conrad has left her popular show.
Pamela Anderson's first book, Star: A Novel, came out in 2004 and is about a girl who becomes famous overnight after being seen at a football game. That's pretty much what happened to Anderson after she was filmed at a BC Lions game at the age of 21. This thinly veiled novelization of her own life doesn't pretend to be anything but trashy and cheesy, which gives it an amiable charm, Publishers Weekly wrote. A sequel, Star Struck, was published in 2005.
Hilary Duff's first novel, Elixir, was published in October 2010 and made the New York Times' best sellers list. Unlike her celebrity novel-writing predecessors, Duff's book wasn't a semi-autobiographical novel. Instead, Duff took the popular supernatural storytelling path and wrote about a photojournalist who begins to see a stranger surface in her photos. Even those not impressed by the author's star power will enjoy this tale of love across the ages, the School Library Journal wrote. The sequel, Devoted, comes out on Oct. 11.