Iain Dale has acquired UK rights to My Way: Berlusconi In His Own Words by award-winning journalist Alan Friedman for Biteback Publishing from Caroline Michel at PFD.
Inspired by the Frost/Nixon interviews, and written with the full co-operation of the billionaire media mogul turned Prime Minister, My Way is the life story – warts and all – of the man who has dominated Italian politics for the past twenty years.
Having started his career as a cruise-ship crooner, Silvio Berlusconi went on to become a real estate tycoon before starting the world’s first commercial television network, and turning AC Milan into a world-class soccer club. And that was all before he entered the squalid swampland of Italian politics, becoming Italy’s longest-serving Prime Minister, and generating, arguably, the most controversy of any world leader today. In a series of candid and revealing interviews, he spills the beans on everything from the infamous bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and many others.
My Way will be published in October, and supported by a major press campaign.
Iain Dale said: ‘Silvio Berlusconi is undoubtedly the most colourful character to have graced the world’s political stage in recent years. Alan Friedman has done a remarkable job at really getting Berlusconi to open up about his astonishing life and career. The result is a book full of candid insights and fresh revelations, and I am delighted that Biteback will be publishing it.’
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