Sunday, 2 September 2007

Don't You Know Who I Am?

Autobiographies have always been popular but over the last few years memoirs from ex hacks, editors and royal insiders have swamped the book market. We have had insider books on Princess Diana, The Beckhams and Madonna by Andrew Morton and the hefty bio by Alastair Campbell, the former Labour king of spin. Which brings me to Piers Morgan; the former editor of The Mirror cum TV presenter and shameless showman has penned Don't You Know Who I Am, his diary on fame, power and naked ambition. After 20 years working on national newspapers in Britain, nothing could prepare Piers for the shock of his life - getting the sack from his high profile job on the nation's second best selling paper. Turfed out onto the street with only his P45 to show, Piers pondered on what to do next. For some apparent reason he decides to dive into the world of celebrity - well why not? - if Jordan and co can do it surely so can Piers? Well he finds out pretty quickly as he lands presenting gigs on a couple of TV shows such as Morgan and Platell and You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous and finds himself rubbing shoulders with the creme of Britain. But Piers is not done there, he has LA in his sights so when he is invited to co-host America's Got Talent along with David Hasselhoff and singer, Brandy he jumps at the chance. During his quest for fame, Piers meets celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stevie Wonder and Donald Trump and spills the beans on all of them. Out of all the newspaper editors, Piers Morgan has always been the most high profile and was always seen on TV shows and giving interviews. He came across as a right smug character and completely up his own backside. His book does nothing to change my perception of him and he even appears to be more obnoxious. However the beauty of Mr Morgan is that he is well aware of his faults and in fact embraces them which I find very endearing. He makes no pretensions about his cravings for fame and adulation and simply says it like it is. Don't You Know Who I Am is funny, witty and and a bit of an eye opener.

3 cool comments:

Erica Bartle (nee Holburn) said...

Great post, and I'd have to agree with your sentiments about Piers - looking forward to reading the book.

FemmeNoire said...

You have such interesting taste in reading material. This is the type of book that I wouldn't pick up in a discount bin but now you've got me curious :)

princesa said...

Well i dont know him.
He is obnoxious??? Then i dont wanna know him!