Y. Lawrence

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Or Is That Just Me? by Richard Hammond
Or Is That Just Me? by Richard Hammond
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5.0 out of 5 stars What can a bloke do?, 24 Nov 2009
I have read reports that people complain that Richard spends a great deal of this book ruminating over the fact that he is "approaching 40" (he contends he would sooner "approach" a cornered tiger)

But logically what else can a bloke do who when faced with the undeniable facts that many of his age group in the midst's of their various mid-life crises will turn to fast cars and wild adventures to recapture their supposedly fading youth, you find yourself doing that - and have been doing that - for the past seven years! Writing a book about it seems like a bloody good option.

I devoured "On the Edge" in 24 hours and, only because work got in the way, "As You Do" in 48… Read more
On The Edge: My Story by Richard Hammond
On The Edge: My Story by Richard Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly Epic life, 24 Nov 2009
"All of us, each and everyone, lives a life that is, in its own right, and EPIC"

Beyond the story of Richards crash, this line alone sent shivers down my spine and assured me I had chosen the right book!

The candour of both Richard and Mindy in this makes for a really touching read. Going back and re-reading this book a couple of times I have begun to realise that Richard and Mindy openly share many of the aspects of Richards recovery after the accident, but you get the impression that there is a great deal more that isn't touched on in the book (and rightly so).

Touching on in his later books Richard highlights the darker places that by his own admission… Read more