Top positive review
on 16 July 2010
Piers Morgan, ex tabloid editor has re-invented himself as a talent show judge, celebrity and interviewer. This book publishes his diaries from 2006-2008, and much of the content has already been published in the UK's Mail on Sunday.
Morgan is a guy that people love to hate, this originated from his aggressive style as editor of The Mirror, but he now plays on that reputation to be a 'bad guy', but reading this book will make you jealous of his lifestyle and friends, but I suspect you will like him a little bit more.
The book is part gossip and lifestyle about the celebrities he meets, a smattering of the interviews he has done for GQ Magazine and his views on the world, politics and America at the time Obama came to prominence as a Presidential candidate.
Now, I am not going to pretend this is deep stuff, but some of it is deeper then you might think, don't forget Morgan is a journalist and certainly no fool. Other reviewers here have mentioned most of the content is not fresh (true) and not enjoyed the views on America and Obama, but I still think this is a very entertaining package. The author does not take himself too seriously while obviously having the time of his life. There is a self awareness that is both refreshing and amusing and he shares many laugh out loud moments. I actually enjoyed his view on America and his perceptive views on what makes America tick and how he came to understand and become fond of a country that he initially considered brash and arrogant.
So this is a little more then celebrity gossip as the true journalist does shine through on more then one occasion. This is entertaining stuff.