Simon Cowell to get 'Sweet Revenge' in biography; Who will he rip?

simon-cowell-finale.jpgThe meanest man on TV is about to let you inside his road to the top. Ballantine Books announced Thursday (Dec. 15) its plans to publish a biography on Simon Cowell.

The book, called "Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell," is described as the "definitive biography" on the judge from "The X Factor." It will no doubt go behind the scenes of his rise to stardom while on " American Idol," his departure from the show and his re-emergence via "The X Factor." The publisher also says the book will include "direct contributions" from Cowell's friends and enemies.

Cowell's had a pretty solid 2011. He was just named one of Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People. And his production company just signed Howard Stern to judge on " America's Got Talent."

The bio will be penned by Tom Bower. Bower has written 19 books about a variety of politicians and celebrities including Richard Branson and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The book is slated for a Spring 2012 release.
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