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on 13 April 2007
I remember listning to the Chris Moyles show a few months ago when he mentioned he was writing a book. I was so excited by the idea that I bought it nearly as soon as it came out.
What a dissapointment.
Apart from the fact that in the very first chapter, Moyles proclaims himself the best DJ in the country, the book does begin well. Unfortunatly, the rest of the book is a downward spiral, which leaves the reader wishing he or she had never bothered.
"This isn't going to be a normal autobiography" is right. Instead of telling us his life story, he writes a couple of chapters on radio, then he writes about all the famous people he has met. A little more on his radio career, then an actual list of famous people his mum has met. And so it goes on.He fast forwards his life to when he gets his job at Radio 1, then doesn't tell us much about it at all. Then he goes on to write about his involvement in X Factor, and yes, all the famous people he met there.
Although I respect the fact the Moyles wrote this book himself, by the time I had finished reading it, I wished someone who knew anything about grammer had written it. "Smelt" and "Dreamt" are two words that appear a lot, apart from the fact that you have to read a couple of sentances a few times till you understand what he is saying!
All the way though the book, Moyles has written whole chapters in which all he does is complain about having to write a book! Not only this, but he also complains about the amount of words he hasn't written yet.
There were a few times in the book where he will start a story and get half way through then say "More on that later". I have finished the book and I can assure you that "later" never comes.
Stick to radio Chris.