I have always been a huge fan of top gear and of richard hammond, so back in 2006 i was devastated to hear of his accident and followed his progress intently. when he released his autobiography i at first did not bother to buy it as i thought it would be just like all other autobiographies, quite boring. This was bought for me as a christmas present and i have to say although i have not yet finished it, it is an awe-inspiring story of amazing bravery and the power of love. It tugs at the heart strings and is very humbling. i have to admit this book has had me in tears many times, it is a very personal account of what happened and his recovery, not only from richard but also from his wife mindy. I would recommend this book to anyone, but i would also recommend to keep a box of tissues nearby whenever you pick it up to read!!! Oh and to all of you people who are slagging him and his wife off saying that this is a shameless cash in, you should be ashamed of yourselves, clearly none of you know what it is like to lose somebody to a car accident. i lost my brother in law to a car crash and i found that the best therapy for me and the best way to cope was to write down everything that had happened every day for months following his death, and write down all of my emotions and feelings and things that people had said to me and that i had said to them. It helped me to organise my emotions and feelings in my head and this in turn helped me to deal with the shock of the accident and come to terms with his death. I honestly believe that this is the same for richard and mindy and that this book was written as part of the healing process for both of them and that mindy has also written her parts so richard knows what happened as of course he wont remember, and i think it was written to set the record straight about what really happened to him during and after the accident.