On The Edge: My Story

On The Edge: My Story

by RichardHammond (Author)


From Top Gear to Brainiac, Richard Hammond is one of our most popular television presenters. But in September 2006, a high speed crash whilst filming for Top Gear left him fighting for his life. ON THE EDGE is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his recovery, full of drama and incident. An adrenalin junkie long before his association with Top Gear, Richard tells the story of his life, from the small boy showing off with ridiculous stunts on his bicycle to the adolescent with a near-obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. It was whilst filming for Top Gear that Richard was involved in a terrifying accident, when he was driving a jet-powered dragster. His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma. She and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery, and his triumphant return to Top Gear.


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Format: Abridged
Pages: 256
Edition: Abridged
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 07 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 0753823306
ISBN 13: 9780753823309
Book Overview: Abridged for young adults and published simultaneously with the main mass-market paperback edition. Totally new cover look for this edition. ON THE EDGE was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller for two months. It has sold over 700,000 copies in trade. Richard Hammond has a huge following. Affectionately nicknamed 'Hamster', he has a large fanbase and wide appeal. He has been a Top Gear presenter for five years. Other TV includes Brainiac and Petrolheads. Richard was named best TV personality at the 2007 GQ Men of the Year Awards. Massive coverage for the hardback edition will be repeated on paperback publication. A sure-fire bestseller.

Media Reviews
Stuffed with his unique wit on just about everything to do with motoring. Ladsmag, on Richard Hammond's Car Confidential
Author Bio
Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear; he also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse, Should I Worry About...? and Time Commanders, and he was a team captain on the BBC2 quiz show, Petrolheads. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Mirror.