Vanity Fair‘s Tina Brown has a juicy scoop for us, and this time, it comes in the form of a book.
The former editor-in-chief of the Condé Nast magazine will publish The Vanity Fair Diaries in November, Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday. The text comes from the British editor’s daily diaries that she kept during her eight years at the magazine and will cover the inner workings of Vanity Fair and Condé Nast in the ’80s, Brown’s journey to the top as a woman in a male-dominated atmosphere, and her personal life with husband Sir Harold Evans — a British newspaper editor — and their two children. Expect stories about Vanity Fair scoops on Hollywood and A-list celebrities and the magazine’s most famous covers.
“I picked up the diaries for the first time in ages because I was thinking of writing a book about the era,” Brown said in a statement. “To my astonishment, I found I’d already written one. I rediscovered how madcap those days were — how chancy, how new, how supercharged.”
Stephen Rubin, Holt’s president and publisher, said in a statement, “Tina’s book will paint an intimate, incendiary portrait of that flashy time — a gilded, giddy decade. 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.”
Rubin bought world English rights to the book from Ed Victor of Ed Victor Ltd. Literary Agency in New York and London. Gillian Blake, Holt’s editor-in-chief, will edit.