More tales from the ‘Hamster’ following his exploits on Top Gear as well as other various adventures. The perfect book to dip in and out of for amusing anecdotes. Hammond is an articulate, funny and interesting writer giving some great insights in to the behind the scenes of his TV accomplishments. A great gift for anyone.
The wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of a very brave and clever TV presenter, Arctic Explorer and general drawer of the Short Straw.
Moving quickly on from the devastating crash that nearly killed him he ranges widely over his life and times: a visit to Glastonbury with James May reminds of him of his early years of playing in a band and how and why he never quite made it as a rock star; the stunts and other perils that come his way like the TopGear North Pole race (why is it Richard who is out in the howling elements in a dog sled whilst the others are in the heated cab of an all-terrain vehicle?), Africa where he falls in love with and repatriates a stray car, and the US (once to be chased by Rednecks in middle America, the other in pursuit of his mad hero Evel Knievel); his passion for cars, what he owns and why and although he loves his wife why it is a toss-up whether he says hello to the wife or the cars first.
Balancing home and family with a crazy, peripatetic working life (or not, sometimes), the hamster is well and truly back...
'[Hammond's] prose reveals him as a thoughtful, decent, generous-hearted man. He is capable of humility and his jokes are funny. As You Do is an unpretentious, well-built vehicle with pleasantly surprising extras and more speed and manoeuvrability than you would have thought.'
Publication date: 28/05/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||28th May 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Television, Motor cars: general interest,|
Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear over the last 4 years with Jeremy Clarkson; he also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1, Should I Worry About...? on BBC 1 and Time Commanders on BBC 2. His Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show was shown every weekday on ITV1 during January and February 2006, and he is a team captain on the BBC2 quiz show, Petrolheads. He writes a weekly column in The Daily Mirror. His crash whilst filming for Top Gear in September 2006 made him a household name. Author photo © Joseph SinclairMore About Richard Hammond