British-born author and magazine editor Tina Brown is set to publish The Vanity Fair Diaries in November, a selection of daily diaries that she kept during her eight years at Vanity Fair magazine during her tenure.
The Condé Nast veteran was editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992, when the magazine covered the fall of Princess Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles, among other news; and the book is expected to include juicy details on both the magazine’s inner workings and Brown’s personal life with husband Sir Harold Evans — a British newspaper editor — and their two children.
Commenting on the upcoming tome, Brown said in a statement: “I picked up the diaries for the first time in ages because I was thinking of writing a book about the era...To my astonishment, I found I’d already written one. I rediscovered how madcap those days were — how chancy, how new, how supercharged.”
The Vanity Fair Diaries is being published by Henry Holt and Company, with Gillian Blake, Holt’s editor-in-chief, to edit.
Stephen Rubin, Holt’s president and publisher has described the book as one which “will paint an intimate, incendiary portrait of that flashy time — a gilded, giddy decade”.
He added: “She’ll also spill some dirt on some of the flamboyant explosions around her, many of which she ignited herself. This will be a tell-all for the centuries.”
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