Airhead The Imperfect Art of Making News by Emily Maitlis
If you think you know the news, think again.
In this behind-the-scenes, no holds barred account of life in the seconds before, during and after going on air, Emily Maitlis discloses the wrangling, bust-ups, blow-ups, pleading, last-second script-shreddings, scoops, walk-outs and unexpected love-ins that we never see on-screen.
Covering everything from the Paris terror attacks to Grenfell, #MeToo to President Clinton's love affairs, Boris Johnson, goat yoga, and interviews with everyone from Emma Thompson and Tony Blair to Donald Trump and Russell Brand, Airhead is a brilliant exposé of the moments that never make the news.
'Vividly chronicles the pains and perils of news television' Guardian
'Emily has a style that would make you enjoy her report on the end of the world' Jeremy Vine
'Fluent, conversational and funny. Acerbic, hilarious' Evening Standard