The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992

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Orion, Nov 14, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages

'Indiscreet, brilliantly observed, frequently hilarious' Evening Standard
'Hang on - it's a wild ride' Meryl Streep

It's 1983. A young Englishwoman arrives in Manhattan on a mission. Summoned in the hope that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is plunged into the maelstrom of competitive New York media. She survives the politics and the intrigue by a simple stratagem: succeeding.

Here are the inside stories of the scoops and covers that sold millions: the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. Written with dash and verve, the diary is also a sharply observed account of New York and London society. In its cinematic pages the drama, comedy and struggle of raising a family and running an 'it' magazine come to life.

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User Review  - flourgirl49 - LibraryThing

I slogged through 100 pages of this book and had to give up. Most of the famous people the author talks about in those first 100 pages are not anyone I'm interested in, and frankly I was very bored. I ... Read full review

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Thank you to Net Galleries for this free copy. I admit I wouldn't be able to recognise Tina Brown in a line-up, and I have never read The Tatler, Vanity Fair or The New Yorker, and haven't heard of 90 ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor and the founder of the Women in the World summits. Between 1979 and 2001 she was editor successively of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is the author of the 2007 bestselling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. In 2008 Brown founded The Daily Beast, and in 2014 launched Tina Brown Live Media to expand Women in the World internationally. She is married to editor, publisher and historian Sir Harold Evans and lives in New York City.