I Don't Mean To Be Rude, But...: The Truth about Fame, Fortune and My Life in Music
Do YOU have what it takes to be a star? Simon Cowell reveals the answer and takes you behind the scenes of American Idol in this wickedly entertaining tell-all.
Since the debut of American Idol, puckish Brit judge Simon Cowell has become America’s most notorious critic—not only on account of his incredible instinct for spotting the next breakout musical stars, but for his h
Well, I found this quite interesting & enjoyable. You either like Simon Cowell or you don't (or in my mother's case you love him). I quite like him and this book justified that.
The main thing I love about this book is the fa ...more
Back Cover Blurb:
Simon Cowell needs little introduction. His acerbic put downs and trade-mark insults have made him a household name. Now, for the first time, he tells his own story with all the brutal honesty you'd expect. He reveals the truth ab ...more
I enjoyed this autobiography. It is completely honest about how he feels, although he seems to be a little harsh sometimes, but at least he is consistent. It appears ...more
I have respect for Simon, in the sense that he knew what he wanted to do and he went for it. He didn't let anyone tell him it wasn't possible and he was able to prove that he deserved ev ...more
Book Cover - I really liked this book cover and found it to be attractive to the eye. The title of
this book was great with the way it is incorporated throughout the book. *
Story - The book was about the life of Simon Cowell and also the start of of American Idol. I
really enjoyed reading Simon's background and the details in American Idol that he shared
that otherwise you would never know. *
Author - I am a fan of Simo ...more
In brief, the man is totally Talentless.
The fact that Mr Cowell has made a fortune from judging music talents contests, represents another example of the destructive force of Capitalism and its complete Non-sense.
Some considers him an astute businessman - False, for anything successful he's done, the idea be ...more
He is used to being around persons of note..and claims to have a second sense of when to choose a star, well better said someone who can sell a million records. Which does not make one a star necessarily so.
BTW? Sinitta's long braid is purchase ...more
You do have to put up with Mr. Cowell, though. Let's just say he thinks well of himself.
Cowell's "life story" is pretty dull reading, and he comes across as nothing more than a smug-arsed show off. Bizarrely, the one thing that stood out was the fact that every few chapters he'd dedicate a page or two to describing one of his ex-girlfriends and how well they still get on, no hard feelings blah blah blah... Yuk. Get a grip man!
Can't believe I'm going to have to tag this onto my "music" shelf
Cowell is notorious for his unsparingly blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults, and wisecrack ...more