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Tina Brown to Write Memoir

What’s next for Tina Brown? Now you have your answer. The editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, who is stepping down in January, will write a memoir of her years at the top of the world of magazine journalism. Media Beast will be published in early 2016 by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, whose president, Stephen Rubin, published Brown’s best-selling The Diana Chronicles in 2007. Brown will tell the story of how she became the editor of Tatler magazine at age 25, and unveil the vivid diary she kept in the ’80s and ’90s, when she took over the editorship of the struggling Vanity Fair at age 31, bringing into prominence such writers and photographers as Dominick Dunne, Annie Leibovitz, and Helmut Newton. She will also reveal how she revived the legendary New Yorker magazine in 1992 with the likes of David Remnick, Lawrence Wright, Malcolm Gladwell, Jane Meyer, Richard Avedon, and Art Spiegelman, before launching the controversial Talk magazine, founding The Daily Beast, creating the Women in the World Summit, as well as taking over Newsweek magazine. “In the last five years of editing, I’ve missed writing enormously,” Brown said. “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.”