It's finally the holidays, and to me, it only means one thing: reading time. I decided to share with you the book I'm currently reading. I am halfway through it, it's a long one, but a good one: Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries. The book is her personal diary/memoir from her time as editor-in-chief of the famous American magazine. It explores the mundane New York City social life of the time (ugh hello dinners with Nora Ephron!), the reality of publishing, her thoughts as a woman in this high power position and also behind-the-scenes insights at Conde Nast. I find it so interesting to see how Tina was able to carve herself such a high profile career as a foreigner (coming from London). It's a fast pace read because she is always on the go.
The book is also often sad at times, with creative people around her dying of aids or the premature delivery of her first child. Tina Brown is such a good writer, you might remember I read her book on Princess Diana a few months back, she also inspired the title of the High Low podcast by coining the term 'high low journalism'. Her writing is extremely detailed and efficient. This is definitely a book to read if you are into journalism, writing and if you love books by Curtis Sittenfeld that touch on social class. It is a great memoir from a great writer.
What are you looking forward to reading over the holidays?