The literary ''Life'' of Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton -- We give you an inside look at two new books from the stars of ''The Simple Life''

The Truth About Diamonds

Nicole Richie’s The Truth About Diamonds (ReganBooks, $23.95) is a thinly veiled novel about a ”rock royalty princess” in Hollywood. Regrettable Quote ”I always thought Lanny was nice to a San Andreas fault.” Possible Reference to an Ex-Friend ”Simone was good at…airing her dirty laundry in ‘home videos’ she and her boy toys liked to make.”

Paris Hilton’s Your Heiress Diary (Fireside, $18) is a thinly written ”diary” composed of quotes from Paris, pictures, and lots and lots of blank space — approximately 75 percent of the ”book,” in fact. Regrettable Quote ”One of my heroes is Barbie.” (Yes, that Barbie.) Possible Reference to an Ex-Friend ”If people aren’t nice to you, they’re jealous.”

The Truth About Diamonds
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