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OTRC: Pippa Middleton on getting recognition for sister and 'bottom': 'It's a bit startling'

Pippa Middleton writes about the recognition she has received for her ties to the royal family and the compliments she got for her "bottom" following her appearance at the royal wedding in her upcoming book.

Middleton is the younger sister of Kate Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa Middleton is releasing a new party-planning book titled "Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends." An excerpt from the book appeared in a special 24-page pull out section in You Magazine by the U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old writes, "It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom."

"One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside," she adds. "I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of-- but in most ways I'm a typical girl in her 20s trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances."

Middleton goes on to say that she is an optimist and focuses on the opportunities she has received since being thrust in the spotlight. Middleton has had a few scandals since getting media attention including topless photos being leaked and a "gun" scandal involving one of her friends.

"The book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family's business Party Pieces and work for London-based events company Table Talk," Middleton explains in the excerpt.

The 400-page book will be published by Viking and becomes available on October 30 for $50, according to People magazine.

"I know many of you will pick up the book out of nothing more than curiosity," Middleton writes to readers who might purchase the book because of interest in the royal family. "I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself."

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