Or Is That Just Me? by Richard Hammond lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Richard Hammond is the short bloke off Top Gear (and a few other TV programmes). Hes witty, though, and handsome, liked by the girls, and not bad behind the wheel of a fast car, so they say. Things look pretty rosy for him. But, somehow, all is not well, not everything is as it should be, in Hammonds world. The lap times are diminishing, the crows feet are spreading across the manly face, the jokes are getting perceptibly longer Richard Hammond is approaching 40. It is not just the evidence, so plain to see, its also, of course, a state of mind, approaching 40.
In this immensely appealing book Richard is at his best as he faces this personal crisis head on: he describes the whole panorama of a supposedly glamorous life behind the camera and the pratfalls, Heffalump traps and other indignities that lie in wait for the famous, unwary presenter, especially one approaching 40? And he chronicles with candour how his robust, vital and handsome constitution stutters and misfires as a classic machine, soon, of course, to be reclassified vintage, requires a series of amusingly painful encounters with the medical profession.
Funny, self-deprecating and reflective by turns, this is comic writing of a high order, a classic look at an eternal human predicament.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight with the stickers to the rear.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
256 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…