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Tina Brown, former Vanity Fair editor-in-chief, to publish tell-all book

The captain who set the sails of Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992, Tina Brown will be spilling the beans on her days working with the magazine and all that went around her during that “madcap” time.

books Updated: Mar 05, 2017 13:22 IST

Tina Brown was the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992.
Tina Brown was the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992.(AFP)

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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First Published: Mar 05, 2017 12:56 IST

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