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Memoirs of a Fruitcake Billie, Breakfast and Beyond by Chris Evans
  

Memoirs of a Fruitcake Billie, Breakfast and Beyond

Biography / Autobiography   

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Sunday Times Celebrity Book of the Year 2010. Told with the same wit, verve and startling honesty that surprised and delighted readers of It's Not What You Think, this is the final part -- for now -- of Chris Evans's journey of self discovery.

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Memoirs of a Fruitcake Billie, Breakfast and Beyond by Chris Evans

Sunday Times Celebrity Book of the Year 2010 In It's Not What You Think Chris Evans had seemingly found the recipe for success. He was rich, famous, and now the owner of his own radio station and media company. What could possibly go wrong? As it turned out, the answer was everything!well almost. When we left our loveable ginger hero at the end of It's Not What You Think, it looked like Chris had made it. But things were about to take a very dark turn. Soon Chris's childhood dreams of a job in radio lay in tatters, and as an endless drink-fuelled lifestyle began to take its toll, he plunged into a downward spiral so deep that escape seemed almost impossible. And then his salvation appeared, in the form of a young singer called Billie Piper.

Reviews

Praise for Memoirs of a Fruitcake: 'Both an acute psychological study and a cracking read
Mail on Sunday

'Evans writes extremely well'
The Times Magazine

'At his most likeable'
News of The World

'Witty, inspiring and remarkably self-pity free'
Heat Magazine Praise for It

's Not What You Think: 'An eye-opening read'
OK Magazine

'It is as an autobiographer that Chris Evans finally seems to have grown up'
The Observer

'Full to the brim with fantastic anecdotes'
Heat Magazine

'A critic confounding mea culpa of a memoir'
The Guardian

'The guy can spin a yarn as long as the M1 and as colourful as his hair'
Now Magazine

About the Author

Chris Evans began his broadcasting career at Manchester's Piccadilly Radio, going on to become a household name in TV and radio. He launched and presented the hugely successful Channel 4 shows The Big Breakfast, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday, before moving to radio in 1996. Chris hosted Radio 1's flagship breakfast show, attracting 7.5m listeners, Virgin Radio's breakfast show and went on to join Radio 2 in 2005. He soon moved to the prestigious Breakfast Show, succeeding Sir Terry Wogan and exceeding his listening figures, before re-joining television on BBC One's The One Show. He can commonly be seen cavorting and entertaining the nation every Friday, as the show's co-host.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st July 2011

Author

Chris Evans

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Radio
Television

ISBN

9780007345700

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