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Pop Babylon

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How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big and another disappear off the pages of the magazines altogether? Why do girls cost more than boys? And who should you sleep with to get to number one? Packed with scandal and intrigue, Pop Babylon takes you to the dark heart of one of the world's most wicked and secretive industries. It's a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life. And where talent isn't always at the top of the list of priorities...Tracking a year in the making of a brand-new boy band, "Pop Babylon" is pure, unadulterated reading pleasure - stuffed with stories about pop's most demanding divas, which jocks do shock and just how long you can chop a line of cocaine. Disgraceful, revelatory and great down-and-dirty fun, it's essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it really takes nowadays to be top of the pops.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156922
  • 9780552156929
  • 193,075

About Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the Sunday Times non-fiction bestsellers Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon and Fashion Babylon, as well as the author of the novels My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Anonymous works in the music industry.show more

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"Pop Babylon is a true guilty pleasure, leaving readers both appalled and longing for more. It's not the deepest book you'll ever read, but who wants Balzac on the beach?" City Am "A Babylonian expose of the excesses of the music industry should be required reading for all X Factor wannabes" Evening Standardshow more

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"A Babylonian expose of the excesses of the music industry should be required reading for all X Factor wannabes"show more

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'A true guilty pleasure, leaving readers both appalled and longing for more' City AM How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big, and another crash and burn? Why do girls cost more than boys? How do you write, spin and hype a record? What makes a hit or a miss? And who should you sleep with to get to number one? Packed with juicy scandal and delicious intrigue, Pop Babylon takes you to the dark heart of one of the world's most wicked and secretive industries. It's a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life. And where talent isn't always at the top of the list of priorities... Tracking a year in the band making of a brand-new boy band, Pop Babylon is pure, unadulterated reading pleasure - stuffed with stories about pop's most demanding divas, which jocks do shock and just how long you can chop a line of cocaine. Disgraceful, revelatory and great down-and-dirty fun, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it really takes nowadays to be top of the pops. 9780552156929 www.rbooks.co.ukshow more

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331 ratings
3.06 out of 5 stars
5 11% (35)
4 18% (58)
3 44% (144)
2 25% (82)
1 4% (12)
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