Rupert Everett’s first memoir − Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins − was a bestseller in Australia over the summer of 2006/2007. He toured to promote it in early 2007 and was one of the high profile featured guests for Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival that year. But Red Carpets was also extremely well reviewed − his writing was compared to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, and Noel Coward. He was also quite candid in his remarks about some of his famous peers, notably Madonna and Sharon Stone.
In November 2012, Hachette will publish Vanished Years, a follow-up volume of memoirs, that the publisher promises is just as engaging, revealing and wickedly funny. This new book is filled with brand-new stories, from childhood to the present. There are vivid portraits of friends and rivals; razor-sharp observations of the celebrity circus from LA to London and beyond. He also describes a pilgrimage to Lourdes with his father which is both hilarious and deeply moving; while a misguided step into reality TV goes horribly, wonderfully wrong. The book also has some Australian content from when Rupert toured here for his first book.