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On the Edge: My Story - Richard Hammond
On the Edge: My Story
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In September 2006, Richard Hammond suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. Here 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... show more
In September 2006, Richard Hammond suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. Here 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. His insights into the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous, make compulsive reading. It was while filming 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753824047 (0753824043)
ASIN: 753824043
Publisher: Phoenix
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
5.0 On the Edge
This is an excellent book, I listen to it a couple of years ago as an audiobook, but bought it now because 1.) It was so good I want to read it again and 2.) It will look smashing in my bookshelf 3.) I have a bit of a Top Gear obsession (and I’m not even a car fan)But anyway, if you are after a grea...
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it
5.0 On the Edge: My Story
Oh how I teared up in parts of this.I have so much respect for this man - because he was careful to include the bad times during this ordeal. It wasn't a book thanking the staff and the network and his friends and family, no. It was saying how hard it all was, and how he acted badly in some parts ...
thelilradish
thelilradish rated it
5.0 On the Edge: My Story
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/10519106
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