The Insider

25 Oct

“The Insider” by Piers Morgan was my choice of reading material, that should have done me most of the weekend.  I sat down and devoured it in about 6 hours.

There is a quote from Rupert Murdoch on the back cover of the book: “The trouble with Piers Morgan is that his balls are bigger than his brains.”

Piers pretty much proved that to be correct through out the book.  A brave man is reasonably common; a brave journalist/editor is damn near as rare as a unicorn.

“The Insider” is a warts and all look at a decade of Piers’ career from becoming editor of News of the World, until he was sacked from the Mirror.  The cast of characters is large, some of whom are reasonably familiar names from the more recent privacy invasion saga that ended with News of the World ceasing production.

If you have any interest at all in the behind the scenes shenanigans of the world of journalism, or just like Piers Morgan’s rather sharp and quirky sense of humour, then you will enjoy this book.

Highly recommended.


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