Airhead is a brilliant exposé of the moments that never make the news. and over 8 million other books are available for, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. it seems you've already subscribed to this newsletter. Anyone who has spent this election campaign shouting at the TV needs a copy of Emily Maitlis's Airhead in their Christmas stocking.It's funny and subtly smart, taking the reader behind the camera (Guardian, Best Politics Books of 2019) Maitlis has written a deliciously funny book about the high-wire act of broadcasting and the madness that surrounds it. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. To order a copy go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. Preference and Feature cookies allow our website to remember choices you make, such as your language preferences and any customisations you make to pages on our website during your visit. A joy from beginning to end' James O'Brien, 'Emily has a style that would make you enjoy her report on the end of the world. Her account of the stalking case that has loomed over her for 27 years, and has resulted in a series of convictions for the perpetrator, is told reluctantly but poignantly. A joy from beginning to end' James O'Brien 'Absolutely irresistible' Jeremy Vine. It could have with more about the central character and less about high profile politicos she interviewed. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Absolutely irresistible' Jeremy Vine. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Captivated from her first Trump anecdote, ‘the architectural mirage that is is hairstyle ‘. What it doesn't do is tell the reader who Emily Maitlis is, and this is where Airhead lets the reader down. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Download this stock image: Guest and Emily Maitlis at a signing session for Rachel Johnson's new book 'Shire Hell' London, England - 15.05.08 - C0E5WB from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Well worth a read with lots of great humour as well as serious analysis of some current politicians who, to be honest, frighten me to death! Fairness of course is vital in 'her game' and with son number one -having had reasonable name checks early on...I was concerned that son number two had been left out...but no'- there he is valuably assisting his Mama in her Alan Partridge appearance. . Airhead is my step back from the white noise. But then again...on TV she has to get the story over -background included in 2,3 or occasionally 7 minute bites...so the book could - should-provide us with a little more. If you are seeking an autobiography, this is not the book but if some understanding of how the news media works and affects presenters, then it has my unheasitating recommendation. News Presenter of the Year and 2020 BAFTA nominee Emily Maitlis gives you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest news stories and interviews of recent years. Later, waiting in 43C heat for Clinton, she changes her clothes in a barn smothered in goat poo, and frets about her “pothole-jolted make-up” that looks “crayoned on by a three-year-old”.
In this no holds barred account of life in the seconds before, during and after going on air, Newsnight presenter, leading journalist, and queen of the side eye Emily Maitlis gives us the insider info on what we don't get to see on-screen.
The meeting is due to take place in rural India where Clinton is campaigning about HIV and – of all things – women’s rights, but, on Maitlis’s arrival, a presidential aide informs her that Clinton has had a “funny turn”. Given the divisive political times and the ire frequently directed at news organisations, addressing the BBC’s role seems especially vital. Please try again. . INCLUDING A NEW CHAPTER ON HER NEWSNIGHT INTERVIEW WITH PRINCE ANDREW _____ '[Emily] is … About the only re-hashed interview ( of an entire book of re-hashed interviews) that works well is the one on Piers Morgan...where she is usefully informative. 'A deliciously funny book about the high-wire act of broadcasting and the madness that surrounds it' The Times ___________. By the end we are none the wiser about what she was like as a child, her … Coupled with a sense of self-doubt and a humour that is sometimes wry and which she occasionally turns on herself, this makes Airhead a delightful and fast read. The beauty of television is its ability to simplify, but that's also its weakness: it can distil everything down to one snapshot, one soundbite. Hilarious and informative but definitely not the nine o'clock news, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2019. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It’s a typical blink-and-you-miss-it moment of Maitlis history that leaves you wanting to know more. Industry commitment to professional behaviour. arguably the BBC’s sharpest interviewer and lead presenter of, She doesn’t get much out of the Dalai Lama, interview with the former US president Bill Clinton, To order a copy go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. The compromises that were made. ... After each show, before bed, she answers emails from viewers and in April 2019 published a book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News, describing how television news is produced. She lives in London with one husband, two boys, and a large whippet. When her editor, Neil, calls to discuss coverage of the migrant crisis at Budapest central station, all she can think about is whether she’ll be home in time for her birthday. Her writing is excellent: precise, economical and accessible' Guardian, 'Revelatory, riveting and frequently hilarious.
Emily Maitlis (born 6 September 1970) is a British journalist, documentary filmmaker and newsreader for the BBC.
Airhead is not an autobiography but it reads almost as if Maitlis has been unable to decide whether to offer a serious account of the more important and memorable interviews she has conducted in her distinguished journalistic career or merely as a light-hearted pot-boiler to amuse a mass audience.
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