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  • Published: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780091928094
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

The Celeb Diaries

The Sensational Inside Story of the Celebrity Decade



The inside story of Heat magazine, packed with anecdotes and gossip - from the publishers of No. 1 bestselling The Insider

‘There is no group of people on God’s earth more infuriating, ego-driven and downright ridiculous than celebrities. And for eight years I was caught up in their madness …’

When the young Mark Frith was told to turn a failing men’s magazine into the next big women’s weekly, it was his chance to do something totally different. Setting out to make Heat fun and exciting, Mark dived headlong into the insanity of the celebrity world, brushing shoulders with the likes of Kylie, Jordan and Posh.

Heat soon had over two million avid readers, and the magazine was on everyone’s lips. Charting the explosion of Big Brother, igniting the Size Zero debate, and watching Britney’s descent from sex-pot to being sectioned, Heat was there for every major celebrity event – and Mark and his gang found themselves in the middle of a celeb whirlwind.

The Celeb Diaries is Mark’s story of these rollercoaster years told in the irreverent, cheeky style we have all come to know and love.

  • Published: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780091928094
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Mark Frith

Mark Frith took the helm at Heat in early 2000 and increased sales from 65,000 to over 550,000. He has won every major British publishing award in the process, including PPA Editor of the Year twice and, in 2005, the BSME Mark Boxer Award for special achievement in UK magazine publishing. Prior to Heat he was editor of Smash Hits and Sky Magazine. He has also presented BBC TV's Liquid News. He resigned from Heat in February 2008 in order to write this book. He is 38 years old.

Praise for The Celeb Diaries

No one knows celebrities like Mark Frith

Simon Cowell

Thrilling ... in a celebrity-obsessed society, this is a fascinating document

Julian Clary, Observer

Indiscreet, fast-paced and breathlessly funny

Daily Mail

It's chatty, indiscreet and an insight into celebrity culture from someone who witnessed it all from the inside

News of the World

An easy-read history of the ephemeral culture of this decade through the eyes of the editor of its most irreverent magazine

Independent

The title which might well trump them all is The Celeb Diaries, an unfettered account of life in the celebrity jetstream by former Heat editor Mark Frith. Modelled on, and indeed produced by the same team as The Insider by Piers Morgan, this promises to be full of enough celebrity indiscretions to keep you reading until the turkey's finally finished

Guardian

Absolutely fascinating, both in its description of the growth in the magazine and the growth in the celebrity culture ... a great read

Trashionista.com

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