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  • Published: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780091928094
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

The Celeb Diaries

The Sensational Inside Story of the Celebrity Decade

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The Sunday Times bestselling inside story of Heat magazine, packed with anecdotes and gossip, now in paperback

When Mark Frith was told to make Heat the next big women's weekly, he dived headlong into the insanity of the celebrity world, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Posh, Kylie and Jordan. Soon Heat had over two million avid readers, and was the UK's favourite source of gossip.

Charting the explosion of Big Brother, igniting the Size Zero debate and watching Britney's descent from sexpot to being sectioned, Heat was there for every major celebrity debate.

Told in the irreverent style we've all come to know and love, The Celeb Diaries is Mark's incredible story of his life in the eye of the celeb storm.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780091928094
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Mark Frith

Mark Frith took the helm at Heat in early 2000 and increased sales from 65,000 to over 550,000. He has won every major British publishing award in the process, including PPA Editor of the Year twice and, in 2005, the BSME Mark Boxer Award for special achievement in UK magazine publishing. Prior to Heat he was editor of Smash Hits and Sky Magazine. He has also presented BBC TV's Liquid News. He resigned from Heat in February 2008 in order to write this book. He is 38 years old.

Praise for The Celeb Diaries

“Thrilling ... in a celebrity-obsessed society, this is a fascinating document”

Julian Clary, Observer

“Indiscreet, fast-paced and breathlessly funny”

Daily Mail

“It's chatty, indiscreet and an insight into celebrity culture from someone who witnessed it all from the inside”

News of the World

“An easy-read history of the ephemeral culture of this decade through the eyes of the editor of its most irreverent magazine”


“The title which might well trump them all is The Celeb Diaries, an unfettered account of life in the celebrity jetstream by former Heat editor Mark Frith. Modelled on, and indeed produced by the same team as The Insider by Piers Morgan, this promises to be full of enough celebrity indiscretions to keep you reading until the turkey's finally finished”


“Absolutely fascinating, both in its description of the growth in the magazine and the growth in the celebrity culture ... a great read”


“No one knows celebrities like Mark Frith”

Simon Cowell

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