Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter by Holly Forrest


Press junkets. Premiers. Dom Perignon. They’re all in a day’s work for your average Hollywood celebrity. But, what’s it like on the otherside of the microphone? In this no-holds-barred memoir, showbiz reporter Holly Forest reveals the less glamorous side of the world’s most glamorous industry: show business.


My thoughts

Although originally published in 2013, this is still a fun read, Holly Forrest is a pseudonym for a real showbiz reporter and in this book she reveals what it is like to interview the famous and not so famous, attend premieres (a lot of standing around by the sound of it) and all the ups and downs of the celebrity reporter.

Although she does mention some stars by name, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, and Tom Cruise among others, a lot of the time she refers to them as the actor who was in a film about……, from which some people might be able to work out who she is referring to me, on the other hand wouldn’t have a clue because I don’t generally read the gossip columns so need to actually be told who it is, and in most cases I would still probably say ‘Who?’


Still a good fun read

I gave this 3 out of 5*

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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