‘Simon Doonan’s life is a tawdry and hilarious romp.’ Rupert Everett.
‘When I read this book I laughed and cried. For anyone who grew up in the fifties and sixties it feels like all our lives.’ Jon Plowman, Executive Producer, The Office, Ab Fab, Little Britain.
‘At last: a childhood memoir that’s about coming to terms with fabulousness rather than incest or binge drinking. Who knew that Simon could write about growing up in a corner of England with as much wit, charm, and dead-on smarts as he brings to his chronicles of the luxe life in Manhattan?’ Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair.
‘Beautiful People is wickedly funny. Simon Doonan has an ear and an eye for sublimely bizarre details that will make readers laugh out loud.’ Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and The City.
‘Simon is a male Lucille Ball.’ Donna Karen.
‘Did you ever look at someone and wonder how they got the way they are? 'Beautiful People totally answers the question in Doonan's case. Read it - and weep! His tale of clawing his way out of the suburban suffocation of Reading to the manicured marvels of Manhattan is hilarious.’
Hilary Alexander, The Daily Telegraph
“Beautiful People is the very best kind of memoir: a cheer memoir” - Susie Boyt, Financial Times.
`Simon is a male Lucille Ball.'