After being considered to have the Midas touch when it came to clothing, shoes, hairstyle, etc., it seems that Pippa is not able to sell her much anticipated party planning book, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends. Maybe if she had put her famous derriere on the cover, it would have been more of a hit.
According to Business Insider, the book was 177th on the amazon best-selling book list this morning, despite a massive publicity campaign and a £400,000 advance paid by publishers Penguin to the author and a discounted cover price, down from £25 to £12.50. The book sold just over 2000 copies in its first week, and sits below Peppa Pig’s Christmas Wish in the list of top-selling books in the UK.
The book is being criticized for being the…not most original piece of party planning advice. For example one of her tips is:
‘Store cupboards, drawers or boxes should be packed full of useful odds and ends.”
Wait a minute. Are you saying that the little door above my kitchen counter is not a small room for cats? Does anyone else know about this? What else is Pippa going to tell us? Maybe that children like candy and presents? Actually one of her other tips was:
‘For parties, wrap a small gift. Sit everyone in a circle and ask them to pass the parcel…’
Either American birthday and Christmas parties are very different than English ones or Pippa herself has never been to a party.
’s Hadley Freeman
was in no mood to celebrate the work, writing: “I suspect that on many levels Celebrate really is a mirror reflection of the woman herself: expensively packaged, sleekly styled, stuffed with bland inanities and dizzy with images of Pippa and interchangeable posh young men in fleeces.”
Perhaps Pippa should have written a book about fashion for working women
since that is what people tend to care most about when it comes to Pippa (and a book about her ass would have just been weird.)
Well the book may not sell but Pippa already got her $600,000 for it so I am sure she is laughing all the way to the bank. And why shouldn’t she be? She basically got this book because of her famous sibling and her famous posterior.