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Confessions of a Ghostwriter by Andrew Crofts

Confessions of a Ghostwriter

Part of the The Confessions Series Series
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Slip into a secret world, one of suggestive snippets of information and intrigue; time hop through the career of a ghostwriter who has led a life possibly more varied and interesting than some of those he writes memoirs for. This is fascinating stuff, if you don't gulp it down in one sitting this is actually a perfect book to dip in and out of, as each short chapter tells a different story and opens your eyes to a new world. Disbelief, amusement, wonderment, and an occasional tear will accompany you through the pages and leave you wanting to know more. Oh, to be able to sit at his shoulder, be a fly on the wall or even eavesdrop on some of his conversations, what a riveting experience that would be!

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

Andrew Crofts is a bit of a legend in the book world, one of the most successful ghostwriters of all-time, so when he proposed writing a volume for our popular Confessions series I jumped at the chance. And the world he opens up to us is truly fascinating. A world of film and rock stars, of troubled lives and successful ones, of ordinary people thrown into the spotlight and career politicians (plus a dictator’s wife or two) and, of course, the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the book world. All of which is hugely entertaining, but really appealed to me about Andrew’s book was that it is essentially the story of a young man who just wanted to write. He had a dream and really went for it, with remarkable results. He is a lovely chap in real life and that comes across in these friendly, chatty pages.' - Scott Pack, publisher of The Friday Project


Confessions of a Ghostwriter by Andrew Crofts

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. From the team that brought you the bestselling CONFESSIONS OF A GP and CONFESSIONS OF A MALE NURSE and CONFESSIONS OF A NEW YORK TAXI DRIVER


'Praise for Andrew Crofts One of British literature's best kept secrets.'

- Matt Allwright, The One Show

'One of our currently eminent ghostwriters.'
- John Sutherland, Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL in The Spectator

'The jolly successful rent-a-ghost, Andrew Crofts.'

- Horace Bent, The Bookseller Magazine

'The shadowy authors of books such as these ... are becoming some of the most popular writers of our time.'

- Harriet Dennys, The Bookseller Magazine

'....and of course there's the Crofts factor.'

- Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller Magazine

About the Author

Andrew Crofts

Andrew Crofts is a ghostwriter, an author for hire, employed to write other people’s stories – everyone from film stars to footballers, hitmen to hookers, world leaders to abused children. Ghostwriters are confidantes to the most famous people on earth, and they help give a voice to some of the most vulnerable and inspiring. They dip their toes into every corner of life, and inhabit worlds that are both shadowy and glamorous. They are the ones who write the books that top the bestseller charts.

Andrew is one of the world’s most sought-after ghosts. In this book he confesses the truth about ghosting; how it feels to be an invisible author, to be given first class tickets to travel anywhere and permission to ask whatever questions you like. Confessions of a Ghostwriter gives an unrivalled peek into private worlds that few others gain admission to.

Click here to watch a video of Andrew Crofts talk about himself and his ghostwriting career.

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14th August 2014


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The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


250 pages


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The Real World
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