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The Difficult Second Book [Kindle Edition]

Chris Moyles
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Superman was a hero. Clark Kent was a geek.

Spiderman saved lives. Peter Parker sold photographs to his local paper.

Chris Moyles entertains 8 million people each week on BBC Radio 1. Then he goes home and plays Xbox on his sofa, while wearing only his underpants.

Welcome to the real world of Chris Moyles.

The Difficult Second Book tries to get to the bottom of the double life of this award-winning broadcaster and hapless human being. You'll find out just what he thinks of his radio show guests - some of the most famous people in the country. You'll hear about his showbiz nights out and celebrity neighbourhood. You'll also learn why he is obsessive about washing up; why he lies to the pizza delivery man; and generally what it's like being a part-time famous person and a part-time nobody.

Love him or not, Chris Moyles is part of the fabric of our nation and a proven best-selling author. A refreshingly honest, caustically dry and quick-witted commentator on daily life, The Difficult Second Book is a highly-entertaining read from start to finish.

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Book Description

Further hilarious musings and anecdotes from the bestselling, motor-mouth Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles

About the Author

Chris Moyles was born in Leeds in 1974. He started out presenting a hospital radio show at the age of 13. In 2003 he achieved his childhood ambition and was given the biggest show on BBC Radio 1, the legendary Breakfast Show. In less than two years, he had added over a million new listeners and made it the number one show in London for 15-24-year-olds. Something Radio 1 had never achieved before. Currently the show has over 8 million people tuning in each week.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 996 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital; Reprint edition (19 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KB1QD72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Gift 13 Jan. 2008
By Goughy
I bought this as a last minute christmas gift for my husband, thinking that the book would be witty and clever! I admit that I don't listen to Radio One so perhaps I should have known better.

My husband received the book well on christmas morning and was looking forward to commencing his read later on that evening. As planned, he sat with his book and proceeded to digest the first few pages. I asked how it was and he answered "it's ok".

When we went to bed I took the book upstairs so that I myself could have a sneaky read. Well, I have never been so disappointed with a book before! The style of writing was childish and unimaginative with very basic sentences and turned potentially exciting stories into dull and boring tales. It turned out that my husband agreed but didn't initially want to hurt my feelings.

I would say that whoever you are, you should not write a book if you don't have the skills to do so. Perhaps Chris should have had a ghost writer after all?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very, very poor 26 Jan. 2008
By Ian
Idiotic, uninformed, arrogant, obnoxious - it's a wonder that a man who's written a book as bad as this could have reached as far as Chris Moyles has done. But that's how it goes. Just because he can talk the talk doesn't mean to say he can write....!
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absloute rubbish 20 Nov. 2007
By Desmond
This really is appalling garbage. For my sins I used to work in publishing and wasted much of my life reading atrocious bilge. This takes the biscuit. Shame on all involved.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Chris Moyles: Review 10 Nov. 2007
To be blunt, this book is a writhing mass of self indulgent twoddle. 'Nuff said.
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4.0 out of 5 stars read over and over 4 Mar. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
read this about 3 times now good read if fan of the radio show referance you'll remember from that fun
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17 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good God! 24 Jan. 2008
Thin, obnoxious book by a fat obnoxious man. This bloated mess seems to only have a lust for attention and money, and will do anything to get it. Whoever published this tripe should hang their heads in shame, that they would pay someone for the rights to print this. I mean, he confesses himself he put no thought or effort into 'writing' (should read, narrating to someone else), so why should be spend our time and money reading this.

Truly, reading really should be educational, or entertaining, or artistic. This is none of those three, and should never have seen the light of day. It pains me to think of genuine authors, who cannot be published because the market is saturated with this junk.

And it is you, reader, who is responsible, for actually buying this! I can only imagine this sort of guff will appeal to those of 'below average intelligence', like the man himself.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A one way conversation 20 Sept. 2010
By Rhona
I love Chris Moyles, I find him so funny and a right giggle. So i bought the audio version of this book to fill the gaps between podcasts.
Upside quite funny, good bed time story where you could fall asleep listening to it wake up part way through and just pick on on the narrative. He does describe somethings too much and they lose there comedy value. Jonathan Ross is better at telling people about this home life and keep you hooked and awake, in my opinion.

Overall not a bad gap filler for when your in between books or doing somethig that needs little concentration. - Dont sit down with this and a cuppa expecting to be wowed. Its good but not Podcast good.
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17 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It might have been difficult to write... 4 Oct. 2007
But this was really easy to read. I really disagree with the previous reviewers on this one. YES, the type is big. NO, it is not Ulysses or Shakespeare, but frankly if you are expecting that from a Chris Moyles book, you have bigger problems than not liking the book! I thought this was really funny and gave more of an insight into Chris's life and what he is really like than the first book. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Chris.
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