Steve Wright’s Book of Factoids Paperback – 4 Sep 2006
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‘Steve Wright is a national institution’ Ricky Gervais
About the Author
Born in Greenwich in 1954, Steve Wright held a number of jobs before joining Radio Luxembourg in the 1970s. He famously moved to Radio 1’s daytime slot with his Steve Wright in the Afternoon show and revolutionised radio by introducing the “zoo” format to the UK. Steve joined Radio 2 in 1996 to present two shows – Sunday Love Songs, and his Afternoon show, which are now two of the most widely listened to shows on radio. Steve also writes and presents Top of the Pops 2 on BBC 2.
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Factoids on the radio are fun throwaway things, but reading a book full of them is painful. You learn nothing, as there is no background explanation, and I am sure that several of them are urban myths, ridiculously oversimplified or simply plain untrue. I won't say which as I no longer own the book and can't make exact quotes here.
This must have been such an easy book to write, but it's far too easy to read and is best suited for people with unquestioning minds who are happy not to know more than a one liner about anything. Books like this make me despair.
The names and place names throughout the digital book are about three pages out of sync with the text they ought correspond with.
This makes reading impossible.
I have complained to amazon by email about two weeks ago and still heard nothing.
AVOID this book in digital format.
I'd buy a dictionary and read that instead, at least you'll be learning something useful.
This book has hundreds of amazing and funny facts, plus loads of great photos and one-liners from Steve. Many of the factoids are really weird, things you never knew you never knew, and there are lots of examples that you'll want to share with your friends - it's an ideal book for taking down the pub! Half the book covers just about every subject you can think of but there are also special sections, ranging from Celebs to Sex to Live Aid/8 to Food - there's even sections on ASBOs and Chavs!
This is the kind of book that everyone will have fun with and I fully agree with the blurb that it will make the perfect gift for Christmas. Recommended!
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