This book is, to quote the author, "hilarious." It is a fascinating and hugely entertaining portrait of the media and its 'victims' from the perspective of Piers Morgan, former editor of the Mirror. It is opinionated, tabloid in style and Iraq-obsessed by the end. However, these are not faults. If Morgan and his paper, the Mirror, were obsessed with the Iraq War, why hide the fact? It is a career memoir not a history book, after all.
Don't be put off if you have never read a tabloid paper in your life. As long as you have an interest in current affairs that won't be a problem. Instead laugh at the follies of various B-list celebs, pass judgement when Morgan complains about the invasion of his own privacy and look shocked when you realise how much time the PM and other ministers have spent wining and dining journalists. Then laugh some more.
On a final note, although this book contains a lot about celebrity scandals, it is not a shocking exposé of the lives of celebs. It is a book about the tabloid media. Also, Big Brother is only mentioned once, and scornfully at that. Jordan makes only a couple of appearances. Ditto soap 'stars', minor pop singers, glamour models et al.