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Confessions of a Ghostwriter

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The new book in the bestselling Confessions series.

A fascinating insight into the world of a ghostwriter. From glamour models to diplomats, Andrew Crofts has worked with an array of interesting characters. These are his confessions.

Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published July 30th 2014 by The Friday Project
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Edoardo Albert
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
There are times when you just want something light and fluffy and gossipy to read and what could be better, I thought, than the confessions of a ghostwriter. Surely we'd get to hear the dirt dished on people who hid behind someone else's words and some insight into the world of high-money vanity publishing? Well, we get a bit of the latter but unfortunately Andrew Crofts is far too discrete to name any of the names you actually want named. When he does drop a name, it's only to tell us about a t ...more
Feb 08, 2021 rated it liked it
An interesting insight into the life of a ghostwriter. What I really enjoyed about this book was Andrew Croft discussed his personal journey to his chosen craft. The anecodotes and experiences he mentions were fascinating at first, but then they pretty much follow the same theme throughout. Nevertheless, it was a good read for a subject I know very little about.

I would recommend this book to those readers who want a light read and curious about ghostwriting.
Oct 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
If you would like to read a book about an arrogant middle aged man then this is the book for you! After calling people who do a lot of work behind the scenes basically jobsworths, mice murderer and failing to listen to his wife - probably because of his outdated opinions of women. Oh and then not to mention the smug tone of 'I lived in an area of London most of you can't afford' eurghh!! Uninteresting, flat and a slog to get through! Do not recommend! Must have missed the confessions part! ...more
I enjoyed reading this but I felt it was less confessions of what he had done & the celebs he had been with and more of just the job in general which is not what I thought it would be especially compared to other confessions books.. Kept losing my grip on the book, didnt really pull me in like others. Interesting read all the less just not what I expected 😊
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
A quite interesting and entertaining book about the author's experiences as a ghostwriter, which I read because I have just branched out into that area myself. Some of the chapters were very short and ended up in the air, giving the book a somewhat disjointed feel overall. ...more
I cannot say it with better words than the author himself: 'anecdotes alone will not hold a reader's attention for 200 or more pages' -- especially if they also repeat the same few concepts over and over again. ...more
Michele Brooker
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Learnt some stuff I didn't know about the publishing world! ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it did not like it

Just wasn’t for me. Meant to be an easy read but I struggled to not get distracted while reading it. Did not finish.
Tomas Bella
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Collection of random anecdotes, most of them boring.
Sep 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoirs, non-fiction
Crofts has written more books than you've had hot dinners but you won't have heard of him. Crofts is a ghostwriter which means he's responsible for all those celebrity autobiographies that their adoring public think they wrote themselves. While not naming all the names, here we get a taste of life as a ghostwriter as Crofts takes us on a humorous journey through his life. I read this for a bit of fluff to compensate for the more serious historical fiction I was reading at the same time and it ce ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
More snippets and anecdotes than anything, he doesn't dish the dirt on who uses a ghost and who doesn't. Still it has its entertaining moments, particularly when he talks about the super-rich who feel the need for an autobiography and show off by having him ride on their yachts, helicopters, use their spas, inspect their ginormous fountains, etc. Not a bad way to make a living. ...more
Maja Dezulovic
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading this reminded me about why I love writing and ghostriting. It is sure one heck of an adventure!
Ben Baker
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Too bitty and naturally guarding the identity of its subjects to be truly satisfying but a lot of interesting insights into a little known area along the way.
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Interesting but without the depth I was hoping for. His wife sounds great, would like to read more about her.
Jan 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Boring. Dead boring. You would think it would be interesting, but it's the opposite. ...more
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