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A hip, slick, fast, fun first novel, a romp lampooning the shallow world of daytime television as our rather sad protagonist fights to be recognised.
Languishing a good few rungs below Keith Chegwin and Su Pollard on the showbiz ladder but above that scouse bloke who won the first series of 'Big Brother', minor TV personality Simon Peters feels heâs doomed to a career in the celebrity limbo of daytime game shows and home shopping channels. He never seems to be invited to the right parties and invariably sleeps with all the wrong people; his agent has trouble remembering his name and even his stalker is more famous than he is. And just when things couldnât get any worse (and let's be honest, who's ever won a BAFTA playing panto in Grimsby) the plug is pulled on his TV show and stardom beckons his worst enemy.
But, however riddled with insecurities he may be, Simon knows he's got what it takes to make it and heâs not going to let a silly little thing like a complete lack of talent get in the way.
Giving fame a long overdue (but not too hard) slap on the wrist, Diary of a C-List Celeb is a wickedly funny, deliciously observed novel of burning ambition, unrequited love, celebrity punch-ups and serial bad dressing by a new literary talent who knows this world all too well.
'Bloody genius, very funny and leg-crossingly embarrassing'
â€˜...and spookily close to the truth!â
â€˜I don't know what Simon Peters is worried about, at least heâs got pantoâ
Publication date: 05/07/2004
|Publication date:||5th July 2004|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Light-Hearted,|
Paul Hendy is 37 years old with a showbiz age of 28. Although he never made it as high as the C-list, you may have seen him hosting such shows as Donâ€™t Try This at Home and Wheel of Fortune, which had been running successfully for 20 years until Paul did one series and they cancelled it. He lives in London with his partner Emily and Ernie the cat. This is his first novel.More About Paul Hendy