> Skip to content
  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780091898281
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

I Don't Mean To Be Rude, But...

The Truth about Fame, Fortune and My Life in Music




Behind the scenes of the 'Pop Idol' phenomenon, and inside the mind of the man who makes and breaks music careers.

No one can deny the impact that Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell has made. His acerbic put-downs and witty one-liners have sparked an international debate and at the same time earned him a legion of admirers. Cowell's own story has all the brutal honesty you'd expect. I DON'T MEAN TO BE RUDE, BUT... is as compulsive, entertaining and hard-hitting as his trademark insults. With tips and advice on becoming a star from the man who knows how to make it happen, this book is the ultimate through-the-keyhole view inside the music industry. But it wouldn't be complete without setting the record straight about those trousers, the gay rumours and the truth about the women in his life. In I DON'T MEAN TO BE RUDE, BUT... Simon also predicts the future for Will, Gareth and Darius as well as this year's Pop Idol winner. With the inside gossip on this year's Top Ten finalists and Simon's favourites to win, this is the only book for avid fans of the Pop Idol phenomenon.

  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780091898281
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell was born in 1959 and lived near Elstree Studios, North London. He began his career in the EMI mailroom and is now worth over £35 million. He owns the TV production company Simcow with BMG.

Praise for I Don't Mean To Be Rude, But...

It's impossible not to be engrossed - he comes across as you'd expect - arrogant, egotistical, opinionated and totally magnetic

Daily Mirror

An engrossing read. Simon is a very interesting bloke, so we suggest you give this a quick squiz

Star Magazine

Fans and enemies of Simon Cowell will be engrossed in this inspiring story of his rocky road to fame

OK magazine

Love him or hate him, you've got to admire the high-trousered one. And this autobiog is actually pretty damn compelling

Heat

Zesty account of his life - it's got all the fun stuff

Heat

Related titles