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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
I'm writing this at 5.30am having just finished reading 'Tabloid Girl'. It was such fun I couldn't put it down. Having worked in the media myself, albeit only on the periphery of the lifestyle that Sharon Marshall writes about, I know it's all true but it's still a bit shocking when it's actually spelled out. Anyway, I'm off now to read the morning tabloids to try and...
Published on 21 May 2010 by Jane Mack

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3.0 out of 5 stars See Sharon Marshall on the Leveson enquiry - this book is not the truth
I've just watched Sharon Marshall giving evidence to the Leveson enquiry [...]It's clear that this book is mostly made up. Don't expect it to be an honest account of her life ; it's not intended to be. She has admitted that many of the stories in it have been given "top-spin" and must not be taken too seriously. Take it as a work of fiction based loosely on a few facts.
Published on 20 Dec 2011 by Howler


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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener, 16 July 2010
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An excellent read. I Had no idea that the world of the tabloid journalism was so involved. Sharon had to be hard nosed and not take no for an answer or loose her job. She found herself in weird and wonderful situations which most people would not even consider getting involved in. I am sure that the book probably glosses over some of the worst assignments she was sent on so the honest truth would make your hair stand on end. I admire anyone who is so determined to make it in a world where you are only as good as your last copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of laughs, 2 Jun 2010
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Loved this book! The author has some amazing tales to tell, and is also very informative about the workings of the tabloids, and what the hacks are prepared to do to get a story. As well as being an intriguing insight to a murky world, this book is full of humour and spirit, and well worth reading, even if you don't particularly like the way Red Tops operate. I eagerly await Ms Marshall's next book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Funny? Not Sure., 27 Jun 2010
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Funny? No not really. Informative? Yes only what we already knew. A disappointing read when more was expected . If anything I think the author was feeling sorry for herself when writing this book or perhaps she was short of a few bob and saw it as a bit of a cash cow. The story was tired just like some of her colleagues who seemed to spend the working day in the local hostelry. Who said it was only Members Of Parliament who fiddled their exs.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring tabloid life, 27 May 2012
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It is claimed to be a true story based on the experiences Sharon Marshall - the writer - had when working as a tabloid journalist. If you have followed the "News of the World" episode this book is unlikely to bring you any great surprises of the tabloid world. Since the book does not really give any insight of the writer's personal life either it failed to keep me interested. The book is neither funny nor witty. Who could have thought that the reality of the tabloid life could be so boring. Writing is repetitive and could have benefited from serious editing. Instead of 275 pages the story could have been told in 2000 words.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable, 18 Feb 2011
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Another book about gossip, re: Celebs.
Good read, a little boring in places, not interested in Sharon's lovelife, but well interwoven at times.
Would read other books by Sharon, but I can't really recommend as a gossipy celeb book.
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