Kim Kardashian West is to be the subject of the next of Sean Smith's celebrity biographies, contracted to Harper NonFiction last year in a deal with agent Gordon Wise.
Kim will be published in hardback on 24th September (£14.99) and is described as "the ultimate insight into the reality behind the woman who has defined fame in our modern culture – her childhood, her family, her turbulent love life and the multi-millionaire lifestyle".
Dey Street Books in the US will publish Kim simultaneously.
Finding fame as the star of reality series "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", Kim Kardashian West's life story has "encompassed murder, elopement, domestic violence, an infamous sex tape, quickie divorce, churchgoing and impossibly glamorous designer fashion" and now sees her married to rapper Kanye West and pregnant with her second child. Smith said: “Kim is the most famous woman in the world today – and largely as a result of her own hard work. She has taken fame by the scruff of the neck and made it work for her. As the leading celebrity light across so many platforms, I have loved finding out how she did it. She’s just a phenomenon. It’s a fabulous and fascinating journey, and I am in awe of her achievement.”
HC editorial director Kate Latham promised: “Sean’s passion for a great story and his ability to uncover the reality behind the star will make this his most entertaining and revealing book to date, and promises the biggest biography of the year."
Smith is the author of six Sunday Times bestsellers including Cheryl, the 2009 biography of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. HarperCollins has contracted the author for two further biographies following Kim and Tom Jones: The Life, published last March.