Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards left the show back in 2015. Since then, Kim has popped up as a guest on most subsequent seasons, including the upcoming season 10. During her stint on the show, it was almost painful to watch Kim at times, as viewers saw her struggle with substance abuse issues and odd family dynamics, especially with her sister Kyle Richards.
Recently, there have been rumblings that Kim has been at work on her autobiography. The first glimmers of this possibility came up when Kim was sued by a ghostwriter in July for $10,000. The case was settled in September with Kim agreeing to pay $5,075. Kim was one of the attendees at BravoCon last weekend and sat in on a Real Housewives OG panel. At the convention, Kim confirmed what we have suspected–she is writing a book.
In an interview with Page Six, Kim revealed that she just finished her first draft and the autobiography will be published by none other than HarperCollins. No vanity publisher for Kim! She shared, “It’ll be all about my life.”
“All about her life?” I bet Kyle is requesting to look at the book’s first draft, “just to be helpful.” I am sure Kyle would love to suggest a few thoughtful edits to Kim and clarifications about how things really went down in the Richards family.
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Kim admits that looking back at her life has been “rough.” She went on to state, “I’ve always been spiritual, but then I really started digging in and looking at really, like, who I was, who I became and who I am today.” Reviewing our lives in book form is an opportunity few of us have. Kim, to be sure, has had an interesting life.
Child star Kim’s career began when she was in a commercial as a baby and she went on to star in several television series, including Nanny and the Professor. Kim also appeared in a number of movies and even starred alongside Bette Davis. She largely retired after having a family, but still acts on occasion.
We know that Kim’s personal life has sometimes been dramatic, including a brief marriage into the billionaire Davis family and having a fiancé who was murdered while she was talking on the phone with him. Kim’s substance abuse issues and arrests for creating a disturbance at the Beverly Hills Hotel and for shoplifting at Target will likely be addressed in the book.
According to Kim, the process of writing has been reflective for her. She explained, “Only time knows who I’ll end up being. I’m really continuing to grow and it’s been a process. Looking back at my life, every bit of it from the beginning, was very, wow. Some of the … painful parts were tough. It’s been beautiful, too. I’ve grown a lot.”
I am eager to read Kim’s memoir. Will she disclose all the details on her notorious mother, Big Kathy, and her unconventional childhood? I would love for Kim to write a chapter called “My Beautiful, Amazing and Wonderful Sister Kathy Hilton.” And another chapter called simply, “My Other Sister.” Kim’s book has to be better than Kyle’s Life Is Not A Reality Show, one of the worst celebrity books I have ever read.
Hopefully ,Kim will also spill the tea on what she claimed to know about Harry Hamlin in Amsterdam, which sent Lisa Rinna into a rage. Maybe she will even give us some insider dirt on what really goes down during Housewife filming. Especially regarding the limo confrontation with Kyle in season 1. This book has the potential to be great–as long as Kim is even half-way candid about her life.
TELL US- WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE KIM TO ADDRESS IN THE BOOK? DO YOU THINK SHE WILL BE HONEST ABOUT HER FAMILY AND PERSONAL ISSUES?
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