From The Toronto Star:
To succeed as a big, juicy Hollywood read, a celebrity biography must include some of the following: sex, drugs, glamorous parties, gorgeous superstars, powerful billionaires, dysfunctional marriages, addictions, affairs, suicide attempts, ugly lawsuits, and Elizabeth Taylor. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty has it all, and then some.
Long before we get to the notable Paris Hilton (who doesn’t make an appearance till page 425), we follow the much more intriguing tale of her great-grandfather, Conrad, the “innkeeper to the world” who parlayed a ramshackle Texas hotel into a global brand. His rags-to-riches rise is familiar if you’ve ever glanced through Be My Guest, his autobiography once found in every Hilton hotel room bedside table, tucked up next to the Gideon Bible.