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

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Ebury Press, 2004 - Concert agents - 309 pages
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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.

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

God, he really is an ass, isn't he? But he's hilarious, and, I'm not going to lie, very honest. Much of what he says is what the rest of us think, but could only wish to say. His background was not nearly the glamorous one I was expecting. Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

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.

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