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A bit unsatisfying towards the end of the book
on 10 April 2009
Having read and enjoyed both The Insider and Don't You Know Who I am? I looked forward to reading his latest diaries. He carries on in the same vein as the first two, with an account of his experiences in the USA telling the reader about times that he shone at whatver project he was taking part in and the times when he made a complete plonker of himself. This is what I find very refreshing about Piers Morgan, he does not try to hide his mistakes from us, but puts it all in letting us enjoy his misadventures.
The majority of the book, I found very enjoyable, particularly his tales of his experience in the USA Celebrity Apprentice. However towards the end, Piers seemed to hark on more and more about the American mentality and the forth coming presidential election, rather than stick to the celebrity tales which he writes about very well. Obviously Piers has enjoyed a good deal of success in the states and benefits from all the trappings that it brings, but he will not endear himself to his british fans when he keeps comparing the UK unfavourably to the USA when it comes to the treatment dished out to those who have been successful. He states that that the USA admires successful people, where in the UK we are just bitter and resentful. I agree with some of his comments, but I wonder if he would have had quite the same opinion if he had not done so well and had not had such good treatment over there?
I definately would reccomend this book as a good read, but I thought that it went off the boil a bit towards the end. I hope his next one (as I am sure he will be writing one) will be back up to his usual high standard!