Richard Hammond - On the Edge: My Story ONLY £2.99 Delivered @ Play.com
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Richard Hammond - On the Edge: My Story ONLY £2.99 Delivered @ Play.com

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Found 11th Oct 2008Made hot 11th Oct 2008
Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters.

In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. ON THE EDGE is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his recovery, full of drama and incident. An adrenalin junkie long before his association with Top Gear, Richard tells the story of his life, from the small boy showing off with ridiculous stunts on his bicycle to the adolescent with a near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol.

After a series of jobs in local radio, he graduated to television and eventually to Top Gear. His insights into the personalities, the camaraderie and the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous, make compulsive reading. It was whilst filming for Top Gear that Richard was involved in a high speed crash, driving a jet-powered dragster. His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma. In an extraordinarily powerful piece of writing, she and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery as his shattered mind slowly reformed.The final chapter recounts his return home and his triumphant reappearance in front of the cameras.

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Good Book this, Have just read it on holiday

love the "look thoughtful, show me those puppy eyes, slight tilt to the head, open fist to the temple... now half smile" look, very natural.

Good price, but this so called "autobiography" tends to focus mainly on the accident, and half the book is written from his wife's point of view.

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I got this last Christmas, but haven't read it yet :w00t:

I've read up to 'the crash' - seems good so far.

£2.99 seems a good deal to me anyway!

interesting. Love Hamii ...

hot deal

Yeah focuses heavily on the accident but a very interesting insight into brain injuries etc.

Shame on one hand because I'd have liked to read a more balanced autobiography across his whole life

He has another book out to look for 'As You Do'

Most boring book I ever read - yawn.

I bought this book for the same price in-store at HMV not too long ago, but haven't read it yet. It's a great price though!

i got this book when it first came out and really enjoyed it, really portrays what a fantastic person hammond is. deffo worth £2.99

Excellent read. Enjoyed it.

Bought this book for my boyfriend last christmas for £9 and he still hasn't read it!!!

Good price @ £2.99 tho.
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