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What can a bloke do?,
This review is from: Or Is That Just Me? (Hardcover)
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... Reading "Or Is It Just Me?" I set a personal speed reading time of a little under 8 hours, devouring the contents to the exclusion of all else.
With a wit and affable grumpiness at his impending 40hood, Richard manages to engage the reader at many levels. From the riot that is the chapter called "Falling Apart" to the culmination of 'adult like behaviour' whilst filming on the HMS Illustrious, Richard manages to poke fun at himself while reminding us why we love this 'short angry bloke' from Birmingham.
Thanks for all the laughs Mr Hammond - we need them!