maandag 21 november 2016

Book Excerpt Beyond the Spotlight

EXCERPT - Paris Hilton

A three-hour train ride was just what I needed to take the whole insane day in. I spent the entire journey trying to work out what I thought of Paris. I’m still not sure to this day. On one hand, she’s beautiful with immaculate everything and it can’t be denied that she’s endearing, friendly and quite bubbly; she’s nice to kids, she happily signs autographs and she’s definitely at home posing for photographs. But in saying all that, it’s difficult to feel any genuineness whatsoever from the star. Paris is a product. A character. An act. She says what you want to hear and she says it all in a false, childlike voice with her famous ditzy mannerisms to match. And I don't buy for one second that she’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Despite making a fortune as a result of her supposed stupidity, I have no doubt in my mind that Paris is really a cunning businesswoman who knows exactly what she’s doing. Underneath that sweeter than sweet exterior lies a fiercely determined person who I feel has ruthless ambition and drive and will stop at nothing to succeed. Not a million miles away from the publicly holier than thou Taylor Swift. And with a multi-million dollar empire consisting of everything from perfume and clothes to music and television, Paris is most definitely laughing at us all behind closed doors. Again, probably just like T-Swizzle.

When I finally got in to my bed that night, I was absolutely shattered. It was a marathon day full of ups and downs, hassle, stress, nerves, delays and ridiculous amounts of red tape. And I was hooked. Completely and utterly hooked. This is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. No question about it. I struggled to get to sleep that night because my mind was racing as to who was going to be part of my next A-List adventure. Paris frickin’ Hilton was going to be damn hard to top…

About the Book

promo-photo-1-book-coverTitle: Beyond the Spotlight
Author: Alan Murphy
Genre: Nonfiction
Beyond The Spotlight is the eagerly awaited first book by radio show host and entertainment journalist Alan Murphy. This explosive, tell-all book takes you inside the celebrity bubble and includes never-before-told stories about the likes of Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Janice Dickinson, Prince and Lindsay Lohan. It lifts the lid on life in the limelight and explores celebrity culture, bringing you all the highs and lows, tears and tantrums from Tinseltown. Featuring exclusive interviews with everyone from Charlize Theron and Paris Hilton to Enrique Iglesias and Niall Horan, Beyond The Spotlight is an absolute must read for all showbiz fans and gives you unlimited access to the biggest stars on the planet. Already an Amazon Top 10 Best Seller, Beyond The Spotlight has received huge media attention in Alan’s home country. It’s your VIP ticket to the world of fame and celebrity…

Author Bio

Alan Murphy is a well-known Irish radio show host and entertainment journalist and has been a popular and permanent fixture on Ireland’s airwaves with Galway Bay FM for over a decade. He has written for countless magazines both nationally and internationally and worked as a showbiz editor and weekly columnist, reaching millions of readers. Alan, who spends a lot of his time at the legendary Chateau Marmont in LA, has covered everything during his career from the tennis at Wimbledon to movie premieres in Hollywood – he’s even had lunch with Paris Hilton, gone to modeling school with Janice Dickinson, and attended the biggest VIP parties imaginable. He’s met a who’s who of Tinseltown and is finally sharing his stories and experiences in his long-awaited first book Beyond The Spotlight. Alan has a passion for all things showbiz and has wanted to write a book ever since he was a little kid. Signed exclusively to the Book Hub Publishing house in Ireland, Alan has already begun work on his second book to be released in 2017.


Website to purchase hard copies of the book:
Kindle edition on Amazon

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