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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift of the gab, gift of a story-teller, 14 Feb 2011
This review is from: It's Not What You Think (Paperback)
Since arriving into most of our consciousness on the Big Breakfast, my thoughts on Chris Evans have varied quite a bit. To begin with, I found him irritating, that was until he hosted the quite wonderful & hugely entertaining "Don't Forget Your Toothbrush". TFI was worth watching but for me it heralded him thinking he'd "made it" & led to the truly horrible years of his Radio 1 & Virgin stints. Fast forward to 2011, and Chris Evans is a joy to listen to on Radio 2.

This book is one of the easiest reads you'll find on your superstore shelves & whether you like the guy or not, his story is extremely interesting & that's even more impressive when there's very little of the book dedicated to the shows that most of us know him for. The Top 10's at the start of each chapter are a joy & the writing in general sounds incredibly genuine as opposed to much of the current crop of supposed stars autobiographies.

Evans has wisely chosen to categorically state that yes, he did indeed become a first class idiot at the "peak" of his popularity however I couldn't help but think that maybe he views this stint as a much shorter period than most of us with an interest in tv & radio. I guess the prrof will be in the pudding of the second book though.

Fair play to Chris Evans, he's a had a great career to date & if his first book is anything to go by, he'll be telling enjoyable stories for a long time to coem yet
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