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- File Size: 6633 KB
- Print Length: 453 pages
- Publisher: On The Road; 1 edition (25 Oct. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00G6TL2HO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nick Sanders. The Autobiography: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man. Volume 1 . 1957-1990 Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Be many be bonkers to put his body (and sanity) on the line but it's what he does and deserves admiration and respect for that.
I hope to join him on one of his (not so fast and long) tours one day as he will be great company and entertainment.
A fascinating man with a fascinating life. Five top stars.
lots of history and delving in to past explorers... some times a bit too much...
how long til book II ?
This is a very honest "warts and all" autobiography and reaffirmed my belief that you should never judge a book by it's cover and I now understand "why"
There is a lot of background and historical information that some may find heavy going but there is a lot of humour and anyone born in the late 50's will find themselves travelling back in time to there own youth.
Well worth a read..
Nick's zest for life is to be applauded and if possible followed by us all.
Read this and be inspired
The book gives a brave insight into the difficulties faced and the emotional effect it has had on him. I get the impression that it has taken much time for Nick to discover his real identity, to build his self-esteem and feel comfortable with himself. It is a good lesson to show others that you don't have to be limited by childhood experiences, despite it leaving many scars.
Nick has demonstrated though his many travels and experiences, the life choices taken, all of which have been very challenging. Some unsurprisingly haven't always worked out, but he has had the mental strength to move on and let go of any disappointment.
If there was to be any criticism of the book, in some of the later Chapters the longer philosophical extracts from his wider reading tended to distract from his life story. However, I can see why these extracts have been included, as one could see these as his 'inner voice' guiding him along... to the ultimate discovery that 'less is actually more'!
As someone who used to cycle alongside Nick with Glossop Velo (often being left behind in his wake as he sprinted away), never once during our chats did he reveal the difficulties at home. We went our separate ways upon leaving the schoolboy ranks... but it is so nice to be back in touch again and now to have read the first part of his autobiography to fill in the gaps.
Now looking forward to reading Volume 2.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very interesting read - I met Nick when he was doing work for SPAR so it was good to see what has happened since those days!Published 14 months ago by john hart
Great read. Could have been 5 stars had he combed his hair for the cover picture. Lazy, Mr. Sanders, just lazyPublished 15 months ago by marshy
Excellent read, seems to be never beaten by any obstacle.
Ordinary man maybe not. Looking forward to reading the second part.
An excellent read, a true inspiration through the eyes of Nick Sanders himself, the best autobiography I have ever read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Garret Coyle
Just finished. Reading vol 2 as good if not better than vol 1. Really enjoyed this book would recommend to any one interested in travel and or motorcycling. Martin. From EssexPublished 19 months ago by Linda E. Impey
This book is awesome and absolutely amazing, and It is extremely well written! I especially enjoyed the philosophical musings on being a adventurer/explorer and the many... Read morePublished 23 months ago by JS Cameron
Good book and also an history lesson to boot was expecting more stories about motorcycling
Maybe Nick will write another book
I have a signed copy of Nick's autobiography volume one purchased from this years Manchester bike show. A truly absorbing read from an extraordinary man. Read morePublished on 7 May 2014 by Chris Wright