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3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,256 Ratings  ·  134 Reviews
Eine reiche, verwöhnte Society-Göre probt das ganz normale Leben...


Charlotte Williams ist ein armes reiches Mädchen – verwöhnt, attraktiv, verschwenderisch und weltfremd. Vom echten Leben hat sie nicht viel mitbekommen, ihre Welt ist die Jeunesse dorée der Upper East Side Manhattans. Als ihr Vater in einen Finanzskandal verwickelt wird, bedeutet das den jähen Abschied aus
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Paperback, 349 pages
Published June 2011 by Goldmann
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Natasha  A.
Sep 20, 2010 Natasha A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, who knew Nicole Richie could write? My expectations were blown away by Priceless. The story is a tale of overcoming adversity, finding yourself, and becoming who you should be. You could definitely see Ms. Richie's life on the pages, her past has definitely shaped her writing, but then again, authors are told to write what you know right?
I was definitely a bit irritated by some of the characters and their superiority, their treatment of the common folks. But Charlotte overcomes that. She fi
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Kasey Cadwell
Dec 05, 2010 Kasey Cadwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It was a good, easy read and I enjoyed the fact that Ryan Seacrest's character's name was Peter Lakeshore.
Peach
Jul 21, 2015 Peach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You would think this is totally suckish 'cause this is a product of a reality star, but honestly it couldn't be less than. I absolutely loved it. Honestly.

Honestly.


I have absolutely no problem with Nicole Richie, actually. She's hilarious. When I was a wee child, I used to watch The Simple Life with my cousins, which probably wasn't the best decision for younger children, and I reblog Candidly Nicole gifs whenever they appear on my Tumblr dashboard. Hilarious chica, really.

But this book. THIS
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Liz
After reading several literary fiction works I decided I needed a change of pace. While I'm a bit of a stranger to the chick-lit genre, I was surprised that Nicole Richie had written a book and decided to pick this book up on the notion that it would be a quick, entertaining read.

As expected, the story started out about a young New York socialite having returned home from a year abroad after her involvement in a scandal at Yale. Hoping to return to her usual routine of parties, clothes and gossi
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Rhea Fuentes
Who knew Nicole Richie could write, huh? In fact, she had already written two books. Priceless is a follow up novel after her first one, "The Truth about Diamonds". So basically, this chick lit novel is about a rich and beautiful New York socialite, named Charlotte Williams whose life is always revolved around fashion, partying, gossips and of course, men.

Since her mother's death, Charlotte's father had been her only family left. She loved him deeply, but he just wasn't there much as his work h
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Tasha
Oct 29, 2010 Tasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Priceless basically tells the story of rich socialite, Charlotte Williams, and how her life is turned upside down when her father is arrested for fraud. With the family home seized, all bank accounts frozen and the paparazzi out to get her, Charlotte flees to stay with her old nanny, Miss Millie, in New Orleans. Charlotte quickly gets to know Miss Millie’s son, Jackson, and the quirky Kat Karraby and her life starts to change.

I found this book to be a nice easy read, if a little predictable in p
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Destiny
Apr 14, 2011 Destiny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I happened to see this at the library and was intrigued by the pretty cover. I went into this book without expectations and was blown away. Nicole Richie weaves an amazing tale about love, loss, friendship, and passion in this novel. A young girl is faced with a father facing prison time for embezzling, going from uber-rich to poverty level overnight, gains a stalker, and flees from everything she's ever known to start again in a new city. She embraces a new culture in New Orleans, new people, a ...more
Ian Wood
Apr 02, 2016 Ian Wood rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
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Sqrandomly
May 13, 2015 Sqrandomly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story, it was a sad tale written with a great sense of humor loved it.
Kelly
Oct 18, 2010 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ah, what the hell...another starlet just living off her father's fame discovers she's an author and decides to write a book.

i stopped reading, horrible!
Chris
Mar 25, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is really what I would call a "beach read"--something very easy and entertaining. I was always trying to figure out who the various characters were, since it reminded me of a poorly written Jacky Collins novel. Spoiler Alert: She has a radio personality she names "Peter Lakeshore", who I am guessing is code for Ryan Seacrest. I would guess that some of this book relates to her own life as growing up in a privileged environment. I also imagine that Nicole had a ghost writer helping her, beca ...more
IzzahAbd
Aug 07, 2015 IzzahAbd rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt interested with this book after reading the synopsis. I don't actually find it amazing. Don't get me wrong, this book is good. I rarely read books where the main character is famous so it was really interesting to see that point of view. But of course I find Charlotte kinda snobbish and annoying because she seems to be using her beauty to get out of everything. But as the story goes on, she seems to be getting a lot tougher and strong. Her love life tho is confusing as hell. This book i t ...more
Arlene Holt
Jan 21, 2014 Arlene Holt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. My expectations were low, just because Nicole Richie doesn't strike me as very intellectual. Then again, I don't know her except through the media, which surprisingly is the whole point of the novel. Yes, the media have a way of turning everything around, but we knew that already. If you're looking for an easy read, this is it. The media part of the story is kind of cliche, but, there's a sweet love story in there that was unexpected. Nicole Richie did a ...more
Tyra Doll
Jun 23, 2015 Tyra Doll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-faves
"Don't judge the book by its cover,don't judge this book by its author"

At first, I hesitated to read this,because I've read plenty of books about celebrities and the rich and famous and expect it would all be the same.Turns out that I am wrong.

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YA Reads Book Reviews
Nov 27, 2010 YA Reads Book Reviews rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christina
Sigh.

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about celebrities becoming authors and using ghostwriters. Overall, I wasn’t too thrilled by the idea but when the chance came along to read Nicole Richie’s second novel, Priceless, I was quite prepared to say ‘hey, maybe I don’t like the idea of celebrities writing books, but this one was really good, so they’re not all a bad idea’. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Priceless centres on Charlotte Williams – a young New York socialite, as she deals with the ar
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Andrea
Jun 15, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 out of 5

When I was offered the chance to read Priceless, I accepted, but my expectations weren't really all that high. This is the first novel I've read from a celebrity (that's fiction anyways) and I thought that it wouldn't be good. But I was surprisingly, and pleasantly, wrong! Now, there's nothing extraordinary about the book. But it definitely kept my interest and I enjoyed it!
Reading the summary of the book, I just knew that I would hate Charlotte. And just the first couple of pages pr
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Samantha Janning
Oct 15, 2011 Samantha Janning rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte Williams is a typical New York socialite, enjoying the finer things in life and being the apple of her father’s eye. But when darling daddy is taken to federal prison on embezzlement charges, Charlotte’s charmed life is suddenly in ruins. Cheated investors are after her, and even her household staff was duped by her father and questioning her about their money. Charlotte flees New York and finds comfort in the only person that can provide it for her–Miss Millie, the woman who helped ra ...more
Devon
Feb 18, 2011 Devon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not absolutely love this book, BUT i will say it was veeery interesting, the whole stalker thing made it great!

Priceless is a story about a young woman (Charlotte) who is a little rich girl spoiled her whole life. She lost her mother when she was young and her father was always at work. Well, after returning from paris for a year she comes home to find her father has practically stolen all the money he's every "earned" and she is getting attacked for being the daughter of him even though s
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Prashanti
Nov 29, 2013 Prashanti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, chick-lit
Who knew Nicole Richie could write?! I'm actually really impressed.

SUMMARY:
Charlotte Williams has it all, she is glamorous, has all the latest fashion and her life revolves around clubbing with her friends who do nothing but live off of their families money and spend their time living life like a party. Charlotte is very SPOILT!

However, Charlotte's life comes crashing down around her when her dad is arrested on fraud charges leaving Charlotte alone and penniless. People begin blaming her for h
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Rea Sinfield
Jun 30, 2011 Rea Sinfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the weather as nice as it has been today what better way to spend the day than a glass of Pimms and a great book to read in the sun! Yes that is what I have spent my day doing. I decided to start Priceless by Nicole Richie. I have had this book on my side for just over a week and I was intrigued as to how good it would be but the cover wasn’t really enticing me to read it. I have been caught out this way before though and this is when it is always good to remember that age old saying “Never ...more
Janelle
Jan 11, 2012 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cliché, But Somewhat Different

As I walked through the town of Hollywood, I wondered what really goes on in their celebrity lives. Were there riches real and were their lives like they said in T.V.? Or did they face the same challenges we face as non-rich super stars? Well that's what led to me to think about the book I'm reading about today, Priceless by Nicole Richie who is actually a super-star we see today. Writing about celebrities and the challenges they face a coincidence? I think not.

A
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Katrina Spencer
This novel follows the tale of Charlotte Williams, a spoiled talented singer who comes back to her posh apartment in New York after being away in Paris. But suddenly her riches go to rags when her wealthy father is arrested on fraud charges. When the money dries up so do her superficial friends and she flees to start a new life with her old nanny Miss Millie in New Orleans. She begins her singing again and tries to hide her past from her new friend Kat Karaby. Things start to look like they are ...more
Danielle
Yes, Nicole Richie wrote a novel! In fact, she's written two! I found this book on clearance and was more curious than anything else. The synopsis itself isn't anything too intriguing, especially coming from Richie: after her millionaire father is arrested for fraud, spoiled little rich girl Charlotte Williams must navigate the scandal without any of her financial assets to back her up. Between victims of the fraud harassing her, anonymous death threats, and her own supposed friends selling goss ...more
Jennifer Rayment

Review: Natasha lent me this one. When I made the face when she told me who wrote it, she said to trust her, she wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Well, I have to tell you I was also pleasantly surprised. Nicole puts together a nice story about a young privileged girl who out of the blue has to grow up and learn to do things for herself. The story is well written and Charlotte develops nicely from a spoiled little rich thing to a likable and strong women. I'll be honest at tim
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Stephanie
Nov 20, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Okay, so when I picked this book up I thought that it wasn't going to be any good. To be honest I thought that Nicole Richie wouldn't be able to write - I hadn't heard much of her expect when she was with Paris Hilton. Boy was I wrong. Now I'm not someone who can admit to being wrong or enjoys being wrong and when it comes to books, i'm nearly always an open mind. So I really love the fact that I was wrong about this book.

Though this story line has been used before, it has been used in a way tha
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Tara van Beurden
Hmm, definitely an improvement on the previous 'novel'. Richie actually managed to exclude herself from the plotline this time, whihch was nice, and though there was a definite 'feel sympathy for the poor little rich girl' vibe throughout, the characers were likeable enough and the plot actually had some depth to it. Richie's writing has improved, though she could do with a good thesaurus every now and then (its not so much repetitive as it is simplisitic, which probably makes sense really given ...more
Melinda Elizabeth
Well what can you expect? When you compare her efforts to say... Paris Hilton, the book is a masterpiece!! How much was written by Nicole? I'd take a stab and say most of it, as it has that obnoxious 11 year old quality about it. There was a lot of rhyming going in in this book and it really
bugged me. The standout rhyme was about charlottes undies that were both concealing and revealing, I wonder if the FBI dude also found them... Appealing? There was also quite a bit of wasted space in this bo
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Adeline Kam
Dec 13, 2015 Adeline Kam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish reading this book. I gave up reading it. The reasons I bought this book I was fascinated with the title and it being written by Nicole Richie....never read a book by her before. And it was on great offer at my local bookstore. The beginning of the book was okay, quite interesting when her dad was caught and convicted of a crime....but the story gets boring when she was at New Orleans. I was 2/3 reading the book and I just couldn't go on anymore. And I will not make a 2nd attempt ...more
Francie
Dec 22, 2010 Francie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, dislike
Well, that was a nice piece of fluff. If it is ever turned into a movie, I think it would air on Lifetime and star Jennifer Love Hewitt. No wait, that is really unfair to the book. I do think Lionel Richie should play the father, because that is all I could picture whenever she mentioned her dad.

I really liked Kat. I kinda wished Charlotte would fall of the face of the face, just so the book would be about Kat instead. I did not like Jackson! I suppose you're supposed to fall in love with the l
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Kailey Null
May 03, 2014 Kailey Null rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bought the book for one dollar at a thrift store. Honestly I only read it because the author. Did she really write this? I honestly didn't think she even had a brain due to her career with Paris Hilton on the simple life? Haha made me laugh. This book is obviously not the greatest.. But it's an easy read.
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Nicole Camille Richie is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. The adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, she is known for her role in the reality show The Simple Life and her turbulent personal life.

In 2005, Richie wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Truth About Diamonds, which was released by Bharell Jackson Publishing. The novel is loosely based on her life, but is
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