• Maitlis has written a deliciously funny book about the high-wire act of broadcasting and the madness that surrounds it. Lots of famous presenters have written books but Maitlis' is different . . . Irresistible. She sounds great company . . . Her book's a romp

    The Times
  • Maitlis paints a vivid picture of the intensity and unpredictability that come with her assignments, which punctures the perceived glamour of life reporting the news . . . Her writing is excellent: precise, economical and accessible

  • She is a superb writer, used to throwing together pacy, engaging scripts at a second's notice. Each chapter is dedicated to one of her interviews - it is a sort of greatest-hits compilation

    The Sunday Times
  • [Emily] is so absolutely of the moment, a quasi-memoir could not be better timed. Airhead is a compilation of her greatest hits. And boy are there many . . . narrated in her snappy, chatty style . . . her asides are acerbic, her observations hilarious

    Evening Standard
  • Airhead is, like its author, funny, wise, self-deprecating and insightful

    You Magazine
  • Smart, funny and brilliantly told stories about what goes on behind the scenes of television news. A joy

    Elizabeth Day
  • Revelatory, riveting and frequently hilarious. A joy from beginning to end

    James O'Brien
  • A remarkable journey through the jungle of newsmaking. It combines razor-sharp analysis with compelling narrative drive and wit. A must-read

    Matthew d'Ancona, Guardian and Evening Standard columnist
  • A wonderfully sane book for our unhinged times

    Simon Schama
  • Emily has a style that would make you enjoy her report on the end of the world. Absolutely irresistible

    Jeremy Vine