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Or Is That Just Me? - Richard Hammond

Or Is That Just Me?

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More antics from the much-loved Top Gear presenter and the bestselling author of ON THE EDGE.

'There is, I discovered, a technique to performing a low-rent, comedy motorcycle jump with a bad hip joint following a low-speed fall off a horse on to your wife's Land Rover keys...'

More of the wry, honest and often hilarious chronicles of Richard Hammond - TV presenter, adventurer and general drawer of the Short Straw.

Continuing where AS YOU DO left off, OR IS THAT JUST ME? focuses on just a few of the many hair-raising stunts, expeditions and encounters experienced by Richard Hammond over the last eventful year.

About The Author

Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May; he also presents Total Wipeout on BBC1 and past credits include Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1, Should I Worry About...? on BBC 1, Time Commanders on BBC 2, Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show on ITV1 and the BBC2 quiz show Petrolheads. He also writes a weekly column in the Daily Mirror. In 2009 Richard won a Children's Bafta for his CBBC show Richard Hammond's Blast Lab. His crash whilst filming for Top Gear in September 2006 made him a household name.

an enjoyable read but also reveals a sensitive side to the Hamster's personality * CATHOLIC HERALD *
often funny and always self-deprecating, describing in detail how a supposedly glamorous life behind the camera is often beset by pratfalls and indignities * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond was born on December 19, 1969, in Solihull, West Midlands, England. He was attracted to automobiles from an early age and it was no surprise that it eventually became the course of his career. After passing from Harrogate College of Art and Technology, Richard Hammond took up the career of an automobile journalist.

In the early days of his career, Hammond worked for a number of radio stations in UK like Radio Lancashire, Radio York, Radio Leeds etc. Soon after, he started hosting the show "Men & Motors" and that was his first step towards automobile journalism.

In 2002, when the show Top Gear was repacked, Richard Hammond was selected as a co-host. Soon his popularity spread far and wide and his comments were thoroughly appreciated. He performed several stunts for the show including getting himself in a sinking car.

During one such stunt, Richard Hammond suffered a severe accident which resulted in a brain injury. Luckily, he was able to cope with it and returned to the show within mere four months. Though the news of brain injury was hidden from public, a full account of the incident was given in his autobiography, On the Edge. The book was pretty successful in the UK and inspired Richard Hammond to write his next book.

In September 18, 2008, Richard's second book, As You Do, was published. The book was about the life behind the scenes of Top Gear. Alike its predecessor, the book did a good number of sale in the UK. Presently, Richard Hammond is determined to continue his career further ahead on the fast lane.

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ISBN: 9780753825631
ISBN-10: 0753825635
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th May 2010
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1