Piers Morgan is one of those Englishmen who seemed to come out of nowhere, for no particular reason, into the public eye. From his appearances on television you are given the impression he is an intellectual but his biography also shows a side of life working on a newspaper that I never knew existed. Reading this book, you also get the impression that his opinion on celebrity, the very culture his newspaper went out to create, has changed since leaving the position working on a newspaper. He now sees what the majority of people see in the celebrity culture. Some of the insights into the lives of public figures is quite enlightening. And although not mentally stimulating, somebody interested in a snapshot of culture at a particular time would enjoy this book. Some of the most definitive moments in history are captured. e.g. the death of Princess Diana. It feels good to know that some people lost sleep over their part in the rise and fall of Diana. On top of the warfare between rival papers, which was interesting, it also lifts the lid on the excesses that people working on newspapers experience. Lavish lunches and overseas trips. Plus the insights to the political world and how the politicians feed the much needed stories. It's a real insight to see how much contact he had with the Prime Minister. It shed light on the character of Cherie Blair and Gordon Brown. It also highlighted how much spin was used by Alistair Campbell during his time in office. If you want to relive the last twenty years through different eyes, this is a book for you.