On The Road: Growing Up In Eight Journeys - My Early Years is a new form of autobiography, in which TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond tells the story of his early life through a series of significant driving episodes. He's a child in the back seat of Dad's car on the way to the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. He's on his first bike, a red one, in Solihull, then on his first motorcycle, a Honda MTX50. He's at the wheel of his first car (and in the back with his first girlfriend). He is driving a furniture delivery van as part of his first job in and around Ripon. Now he is showing off with a friend, risking everything.
On the Road is an emotional road map in which each chapter has its own registration number, and its own distinctive interior. Most importantly, each chapter sets off and arrives. On the Road surges on to its destination, reversing or moving quickly through the gears, reliving the central episodes and conflicts of Richard's life. Every chapter is a stage in a longer journey. Although there are precious few road-rage monologues against four-wheel drivers and men in vests in white vans, Richard Hammond's readers will quickly recognise the funny self-deprecating and balanced ease that has made him one of Britain's best-loved writers and television presenters.
About the Author
Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting TOP GEAR. He also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1 and won a BAFTA as presenter of hit children's science series Blast Lab. His 'Blue Chip' science series includes Invisible Worlds, Journey to the Centre of the Planet, Miracles of Life and Planet Earth Live: all globe-spanning productions for BBC 1. Richard also hosted the much-loved, smash-hit, Saturday night nonsense that was Total Wipeout. He still refuses to grow up. Or even to grow.
On the Road is a sweet, affectionate and easy-to-read memoir, not just for those interested in cars but for anyone interested in families, growing up, and in the gentle memories of a life well-lived. * LEICESTER MERCURY * A sweet, funny, affectionate and easy-to-read memoir, not just for those interested in cars, but for anyone interested in families, growing up, and a life well-lived. * BLACKPOOL GAZETTE * Top Gear presenter tells his life story through a series of significant driving episodes, from being on the back seat of his dad's car, to riding a bike, to being at the wheel of his first car. -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME *
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th August 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1