Tina Brown is an unstoppable force of nature in journalism—and simply unstoppable in general. Since moving to the U.S. to run Vanity Fair in the 1980s, Brown has headed The New Yorker and the Daily Beast, and she was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to overseas journalism. (Overseas if you live in the UK, that is.) Brown also wrote the biography The Diana Chronicles, about the Princess of Wales.
This year Brown tackles her own life with her book The Vanity Fair Diaries, focusing on her time at the magazine's helm from 1983-1992. Never one to shy away from a good story, Brown recounts how she tore through the staid publishing dynasties of New York as she reinvented herself and the magazine.
Below, Brown talks about three books that grabbed her attention in 2017. Look here for more authors' favorites of 2017.
Tina Brown’s favorite reads of 2017
Photo credit: Brigitte Lancombe