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The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 1992

Tina Brown

6 Reviews

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Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Diaries, letters & journals, Press & journalism

The irreverent diaries of Tina Brown's eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of VANITY FAIR.

THE VANITY FAIR DIARIES is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Conde Nast's troubled new flagship VANITY FAIR, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine.

Here are the inside stories of VANITY FAIR 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. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an 'it' magazine come to life. Brown's VANITY FAIR DIARIES is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter.

Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's THE VANITY FAIR DIARIES is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.

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Praise for The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 1992

  • There's swing in Brown's voice and vinegar in her pen - AFR Weekend

  • Her magic touch, makes for a sizzling read. Brown's confident flair combined high and low reportage from the frontlines of corporate scandal, war zones and Hollywood, together with shockvalue covers by Annie Leibovitz and a forensically calibrated page-turning pace that few could resist. - Burnie Advocate, Border Mail, Daily Advertiser, Ballarat Courier, Fairfax Media

  • glamorous and juicy and fast-paced and exciting... such great social commentary on not just the media but life in the '80s in general which was full of excess - both to its benefit and detriment. - Mamamia

  • This glorious read brims over with Brown's vitality, ambition and regard for society gossip. - Sunday Territorian

  • If only everything from the '80s aged as well as Tina Brown's diary...It's a zingy account of the endless dinner parties, networking lunches and power players as the Brit cements her status in social-climbing New York - Herald Sun

  • ...a sizzling read, a cerebral mix of glamour and gossip. - Good Weekend

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