It′s 1987. Big hair and shoulderpads rule. Flamboyant deputy editor Nene King storms out of NEW IDEA to become editor of Kerry Packer′s WOMAN′S DAY, determined to overthrow NEW IDEA and her former boss Dulcie Boling′s supremacy. What followed was the rise of celebrity and gossip-fuelled journalism, a world where Nene reigned supreme. Even the once untouchable Royals -- Charles and Diana, Fergie and Andrew -- became fodder for the magazines′ ratings war.
Famous for her friendship with the Packer family, infamous for her publication of Fergie′s toe-sucking picture, Nene′s own life has not been free from tragedy. Her beloved husband, Patrick, went missing while diving with friends off Bondi. His body was never recovered. When the shock of the tragedy saw Nene end up in Narcotics Anonymous, she realised it was time for change. Retiring from the world of magazines, gradually Nene took back her life ...
Now, in 2013, as Paper Giants: Magazine Wars airs on the ABC, Nene brings readers right up to date with the continuing ups and downs of her rollercoaster life, when, deceived by people she trusted, Nene lost her home and all her savings. As Nene has said, ′it′s a personal journey, it′s all I can do, the triumphs and the tragedies. And I′m sure you learn more from my mistakes than from my achievements.′
About the Author
Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is the author of nearly twenty books - including Tobruk and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales - and was Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer in 2001 and 2004.
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st April 2013
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.37