Sacked from his high-profile job as a national newspaper editor, Piers Morgan had two options: sink or swim. So he got paddling. Lacking any better ideas, he chose to dive headlong into the world of celebrity. And what a world he uncovered. In "Don't You Know Who I Am?" Piers Morgan records in gruesome detail the ins-and-outs of his attempts to better himself in the celebrity sphere. These diaries will make you laugh out loud, and shake your head in despair at the egos and outrageous behaviour of the famous and infamous. As he winds his way from Battersea to Beverly Hills, Piers clashes with, gets drunk with, and is snubbed by some of the most famous and powerful people in the world, from Alan Sugar to Freddie Flintoff, John Malkovitch to David Cameron, Camilla Parker Bowles and his old friend Cherie Blair. And if you think it's all glamour, think again. In the name of his new career, Piers finds himself doing the Macarena on daytime TV with Timmy Mallett. Finally, and bizarrely, he washes up in Hollywood as a mean British judge on an American TV talent show alongside David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff. "Don't You Know I Am?" is a riveting, scandalous and brutally honest first-hand account of one man's often desperate struggle for survival on the inside of the modern celebrity-obsessed world we all now live in.
Piers Morgan was born in 1965. He studied journalism at Harlow College and started his career in local newspapers. He went on to edit his own showbiz column, Bizarre for the Sun. Rupert Murdoch made him Editor of the News of the World in January 1994 and two years later he was headhunted to edit The Mirror. He stayed there until 2004, leaving following a decision to publish photos of British soldiers apparently abusing Iraqi prisoners of war. He has presented two series of Tabloid Tales for BBC2, You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous, the C4 current affairs show Morgan and Platell and recently shot to fame in the US as a judge on the top rated America's Got Talent.