Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell [NOOK Book]

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For this definitive biography, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Tom Bower was granted unprecedented access to Simon Cowell and those around him—and the result is a fascinating multilayered portrait of one of the world’s most intriguing television personalities ever to dominate the music industry.
 
Simon Cowell has made an international name for himself as the no-holds-barred judge on the television phenomenon American Idol. ...
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Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell

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Overview

For this definitive biography, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Tom Bower was granted unprecedented access to Simon Cowell and those around him—and the result is a fascinating multilayered portrait of one of the world’s most intriguing television personalities ever to dominate the music industry.
 
Simon Cowell has made an international name for himself as the no-holds-barred judge on the television phenomenon American Idol. He’s been called mean, arrogant, brash, and unapologetic, but his stinging barbs and smug personality have also earned him cheers from fans, as well as millions of dollars, a string of exotic beauties, and industry clout to develop his own projects. But Cowell’s true reward is revenge.
 
Sweet Revenge is the ultimate insider’s account of Simon Cowell’s rise to fame—even as others plotted his downfall—from his cheeky exploits as a British school lad to his failures as a frustrated young music exec in London to his explosive rivalry with Simon Fuller over the genesis of the Idol franchise to the PR disaster that nearly sunk his wildly successful show The X Factor. Conducting more than 150 interviews with industry power players, Cowell’s inner circle, and Cowell himself on a private jet, chartered yacht, at his L.A. home, and on the studio lot, Tom Bower pulls back the curtain on a man who is at once insecure, ambitious, easily bored, vain, needy, and driven, a man who will go to any limit to secure his success. Cowell is also revealed as a loyal friend and loving son. His father, to whom Cowell was particularly close, became his most trusted adviser and mentor.
 
Packed with juicy details, exclusive interviews, and never-before-revealed facts, Sweet Revenge presents a complete picture of Simon Cowell that few have ever seen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345533951
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 891,527
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, broadcaster, and journalist. After earning a law degree he went on to become a producer and reporter for BBC Television for twenty-five years, where he covered war, politics, intelligence, and finance. He is the author of nineteen books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Al Fayed, Gordon Brown, Richard Branson, and Conrad Black. He lives in London, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

1 The Creation 3

2 Rise and Fall 19

3 Endless Humiliation 46

4 A Hit-At Last 60

5 Respctabity 73

6 Double Diaster 90

7 Moment of Truth 106

8 Global Star 123

9 Sabotage 139

10 Simon V. Simon 154

11 Supremacy 169

12 Toys 190

13 Media Mogul 212

14 True Love 243

15 May 8, 2011 264

16 Crisis 305

17 Revenge is Sweet 328

Acknowledgments 339

Author's Note 341

Index 345

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    ????

    Why would you rate a book that you have not read yet??

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Sounds interesting

    Sounds interesting but for $13 is it really worth it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Simon Cowell

    He is my hero. He digned One Directiom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    dont bother

    should of been free

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Just okay

    It took awhile to get interested in this book because much of it involves people in England who I was not familar with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Sounds like an interesting read, however $13.99 for an e-book is

    Sounds like an interesting read, however $13.99 for an e-book is disgusting. Think I'll wait for my library to get a copy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Can't Wait

    I am looking forward to reading this book. I will again rate this book when it comes out.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

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