Simon Cowell: The Unauthorized Biography

Chas Newkey-Burden

Price:  �18.99                         Edition:  HB

ISBN:  1-84317-390-5

Specs:  231x153mm, 256pp+16pp

Pub date: available now

The first biography of the outspoken pop mogul and TV talent judge Simon Cowell

Love him or loathe him, Simon Cowell is arguably the most influential player in the British entertainment industry and one of Britain�s most successful exports. After a humble start in the post room at EMI, his meteoric rise began when he became a top A&R; executive, signing huge acts from Westlife and Five to Robson & Jerome. Fame and a television career followed when he became a judge in the TV talent shows Pop Idol and American Idol and subsequently created the hit shows The X Factor and Britain�s Got Talent, watched by millions every year. His trademark blunt honesty coupled with his extraordinary business savvy has made him a household name � but what do we really know about this charismatic and sharp-tongued man?

In Simon Cowell Chas Newkey-Burden finds out, interviewing friends and old colleagues, and lifting the lid on the professional and private life of one of Britain�s most eligible batchelors.

Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist who has written successful biographies of Amy Winehouse, Alexandra Burke and Paris Hilton, among others.

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