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stop Press 2017

W&N Diaries HB November £25.00 432pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 1 4746 0839 8 eBook: £25.00 / 978 1 4746 0842 8 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16586 6 / 12 hrs

‘A mile-a-minute memoir . . . a cultural catalyst, she makes things happen. Thank God she wrote it all down. Hang on – it’s a wild ride’ – Meryl Streep

TINA BROWN The Vanity Fair Diaries 1983–1993


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 Condé Nast’s troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media at the court of the planet’s slickest, most glamourous magazine company. 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.

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.

Tina brown is an award-winning writer and editor and the founder of the Women in the World summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She authored the bestselling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, and launched and edited the digital news site The Daily Beast in October 2008.


Location: New York, USA

W&N Non-Fiction • November 2017