Tina Brown Gets Memoir Deal

10:19 PM PST 09/12/2013 by Erik Hayden
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Tina Brown

The exiting Daily Beast editor will write a book documenting her career.

Tina Brown is set to recount her lengthy magazine career in a forthcoming memoir. 

A day after news broke that the editor will part ways with The Daily Beast to start a new conference-based venture, Brown has nabbed a book deal, The New York Times reports

The memoir will be titled Media Beast and is being slated for release in 2016 by Metropolitan Books. 

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The book will include Brown's "keen observation of the worlds of media, Hollywood, Washington and Wall Street," the publisher said in a statement to the Times

Brown edited Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and the short-lived Talk magazine before overseeing the launch of The Beast in 2008. She is also the author of The Diana Chronicles, which was released in 2007. 

"In the last five years of editing, I’ve missed writing enormously," Brown added. "Now is the time and Metropolitan/Holt is the publisher to get down on paper, at last, my journey through the incredibly changing landscape of media in the last 25 years."

The Beast, currently owned by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, was briefly wed to Newsweek before the venerable publication ended its print edition in Dec. 2012. The Newsweek brand was sold to IBT Media in August. 

Along with writing the memoir, the editor will be launching Tina Brown Live Media, a panels and conference business that will include the "Women in the World" events previously produced with the Beast.

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