I Don't Mean to be Rude, But... : The Truth About Fame, Fortune and My Life in Music, Paperback

I Don't Mean to be Rude, But... : The Truth About Fame, Fortune and My Life in Music Paperback

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No one can deny the impact that X Factor judge Simon Cowell has made.

His acerbic put-downs and witty one-liners have sparked international debate whilst at the same time earning 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, and the truth about the women in his life.

In the fully updated paperback edition of I Don't Mean to be Rude, But...Simon predicts the future for the X Factor winners and dishes the dirt on American Idol.

It's a complusive read and as compelling as the man himself.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 8
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780091898281



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I think you either love Simon Cowell or hate him. I'm not sure how I feel but this book was a good read. He comes across as you would expect - arrogant, egotistical and opinionated but totally interesting. I was just engrossed and read the book very quickly.Back Cover Blurb:Simon Cowell needs little introduction. He acerbic put downs and trade-mark insults have made him a household name. Now, for the first time, he tells his own story with all the brutal honesty you'd expect. He reveals the truth about his schooldays, girlfriends and career in the music industry. Simon also gives the full inside story of the Pop Idols phenomenon both here and in America.Working with record-breaking artists like Westlife, Gareth Gates and Five has earned him well over 90 million record sales and 34 number one singles worldwide. In I Don't Mean To Be Rude But....Simon Cowell uses that experience to give you inside information on the music industry and tells you what it takes to become a star.

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