First Edition

First Edition

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James Mason has one of the best jobs in the world. As editor of the Globe, one of London's leading tabloids, his job is all about entertainment. It's about publicly humiliating the more fortunate, such as politicians and celebrities, for the pleasure of the less fortunate. And if James Mason has learned nothing else in his nearly twenty years on Fleet Street, it's that nothing entertains and nothing humiliates quite like infidelity. When the opportunity arises to expose the infidelity of one of Britain's leading politicians with a high-class call girl, James doesn't hesitate to take it. But how does James cope when his own infidelity is exposed and the details of his year-long affair with London socialite and "It" girl, Sienna Barrett, are splashed on the front pages of rival newspapers? If James Mason is in the relationship-destruction business, then his wife, Dr. Deborah Sacks, a world-renowned marriage therapist, is in the relationship-salvation business. For Deborah almost everyone deserves a second chance, even those who are guilty of infidelity. But how does Deborah cope with her own husband's adultery? From attending film premieres in Leicester Square with Hollywood actors to launching the Globe's new Page 5 Girls, the life of James Mason is always entertaining. But tabloid editors by the very nature of their jobs have their enemies. And in James's case many of them will stop at nothing to exact revenge. Soon James is fighting to save not just his marriage but also his career. First Edition should appeal to fans of Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones), Jonathan Tropper (This is Where I Leave You) and Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 26mm | 439.98g
  • Createspace
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • 1449556183
  • 9781449556181
  • 1,017,009

About Richard Parker

Richard Parker was born in 1971 in Auckland, New Zealand. He has two daughters, Sophie and Harriet. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Philosophy (Honours). For the first eleven years of his career he worked as a litigation lawyer at one of New Zealand's leading law firms and then as a corporate lawyer at New Zealand's largest industrial company. He now works as an employment lawyer and in human resources at one of New Zealand's largest public companies. Before writing First Edition he wrote a manuscript called Don't Tell My Mother. It was a romantic comedy set in London and in 2003 it was optioned by Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). A screenplay was written but when MGM was purchased by Sony in late 2004 the option was not renewed. To learn more go to www.richardlparker.comshow more

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In a world with an insatiable appetite for stories about an adulterous Tiger Woods, and two-timing politicians like Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, First Edition explores our society's obsession with flawed celebrities and politicians and our fascination and delight with their problems. James Mason has one of the best jobs in the world. As editor of the Globe, one of London's leading tabloids, his job is all about entertainment. It's about publicly humiliating the more fortunate, such as politicians and celebrities, for the pleasure of the less fortunate. And if James Mason has learned nothing else in his nearly twenty years on Fleet Street, it's that nothing entertains and nothing humiliates quite like infidelity. When the opportunity arises to expose the infidelity of one of Britain's leading politicians with a high-class call girl, James doesn't hesitate to take it. But how does James cope when his own infidelity is exposed and the details of his year-long affair with London socialite and "It" girl, Sienna Barrett, are splashed on the front pages of rival newspapers? If James Mason is in the relationship-destruction business, then his wife, Dr. Deborah Sacks, a world-renowned marriage therapist, is in the relationship-salvation business. For Deborah almost everyone deserves a second chance, even those who are guilty of infidelity. But how does Deborah cope with her own husband's adultery? From attending film premieres in Leicester Square with Hollywood actors to launching the Globe's new Page 5 Girls, the life of James Mason is always entertaining. But tabloid editors by the very nature of their jobs have their enemies. And in James's case many of them will stop at nothing to exact revenge. Soon James is fighting to save not just his marriage but also his career. First Edition should appeal to fans of Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic), Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones), Jonathan Tropper (This is Where I Leave You) and Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada).show more
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