According to this Associated Press article: While Bower has been openly hostile to some of his previous subjects — he called Gordon Brown a ruthless bully and Conrad Black a crook — he has a soft spot for Cowell.
“He’s not a crook,” Bower said. “So far he hasn’t sued me. And it was good fun.
“He doesn’t sit on his laurels. That’s what’s endearing about him. Although he is vain, he is a perfectionist and a professional — and he understands the business better than most.”
I am excited to check this book out! I am always interested in books about powerful, rich people and how they got to where they are today. Plus, I find something about Simon very endearing and I can’t help but like him.