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MOBI ☆ On the Edge ☆ Richard Hammond N with Top Gear Richard tells the story of his life as an adrenalin junkie 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 After a series of jobs in local radio he graduated to television and eventually to Top Gear one of the world's most popular shows upgrading his car with each step up the ladder His insights into the personalities the camaraderie and of course the stunts for which Top Gear has become famous make compulsive readingIt was whilst filming for Top Gear driving a jet powered dragster at speeds over If you or anyone in your life is suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury TBI this autobiography written by one of the UK’s most loved auto show presenters is a must read for you Hammond is one of the trio that presents the UK version of Top Gear and for those who have seen the show they will automatically know to what incident in his life this book centres on For those who haven’t but are still looking for an informative and moving read this maybe the book you are looking forThis book is so much than a narrative of what life is like as a TBI sufferer and as can be read through the words of the Author’s Wife living with someone affected; this book takes the reader right back to the very beginning and lays the groundwork for what is to come later in life It is written with a sense of humour only to be expected from the ‘Hamster’ whilst at the same time being very frank and honest as to how life radically changed for him and his family At times as he describes his recovery the words become almost heart wrenching as he tries to come to terms with life as it is nowThose who read this and understand how hard living with TBI can be will thoroughly agree with the Author as he writes about his frustrations at having to relearn his life and also be there with his Wife as she goes through the waiting phase after the injury I am being very vague here with regard to the incident that resulted in TBI as I don’t want to take the impact of that section of the book away from anyone who might pick this up and read itIt is a very easy read and felt at times as if I were sat with the Author talking about this over a cup of something hot There are moments in the book where it feels as if the Author were in two minds as to whether he was going to share a particular item with the reader as it was too painful to relive but share he does so as to make anyone and their Families feel like they are not alone whilst going through this kind of thingThis is a very important book in the world of TBI; it gives hope and encouragement to all parties involved when none may have been promised by medical staff I would highly recommend this book to anyone going through this and those who want to know Originally reviewed on This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivs 30 Unported License

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FREE READER ï DOC On the Edge 9780297853275 ✓ RANDARENEWABLES ☆ Richard Hammond is one of our most in demand and best loved television presenters On September 20 2006 he suffered a serious brain injury following a high speed car crash and the nation held its breath On the Edge is his compelling account 300mph that a tyre burst and the car left the track and rolled over burying him in the earth He was airlifted to hospital and hovered near death for several days His wife Mindy tells the story of the anxious hours and days of watching and waiting until he finally emerged from his coma In an extraordinarily powerful piece of writing she and Richard then piece together the stages of his recovery as his shattered mind slowly reformed leaving him sometimes lucid and plausible sometimes confused and angry and often exhausted The final chapter recounts his return home and his triumphant reappearance in front of the camera Let me just start off by saying that this is probably one of the best books I have ever readThe book starts with Richard Hammond himself talking about a skiing challenge he had to do as part of Top Gear after the crash and how it affected his balance He then from chapter two goes on to talk about his life from when he was a child about his family his brothers the normal boyish things he did to hurt himself so that the attention would be on him and finally his developing love for cars and bikes starting from a bicycle and a home made ramp He writes about his teenage life and his first proper jobs working for radio stations around England There are some really funny stories in this section This is when he starts writing about when he first met his wife Mindy and the two daughters they had a few years after The story then builds up towards the accident when talks about the jet car experiment that him and the Top Gear team were determined to try out He describes the car the experience driving it at beyond insane speeds and finally how he felt in those last moments before he blacked out when the car flipped several times off courseThe book picks up with his wife Mindy who talks about what life was like for her and the girls when Richard was in hospital in a coma Some parts are extremely sad; their two daughters were very young at the time so it is an emotional section of the book when you read about their reactions and how they didn't know what was happening to their daddy while he was stuck in hospital Mindy covers the events in his life when he emerged from the coma and was well on his way to recovery their journey to a secret cabin in the Scottish Highlands to hide away from the press and his triumphant return to his home and of course Top Gear Richard then steps back in to end the book talking about how he felt after waking up after so long and his confusion and temporary memory loss Some sections are extremely funny to read because he writes about these situations in a very humorous wayI have nothing else to say apart from READ IT If you like Richard Hammond andor Top Gear or just fancy an amazing read I'd recommend this to anybody

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On the EdgeRichard Hammond is one of our most in demand and best loved television presenters On September 20 2006 he suffered a serious brain injury following a high speed car crash and the nation held its breath On the Edge is his compelling account of life before and after the accident and an honest description of his year of recovery full of drama and incident It is also perhaps his explanation of why as a married man and father of two young daughters he was prepared to risk all by strapping himself to the front of a jet engine with the power of eleven Formula One cars A daredevil and a petrolhead long before his associatio On the Edge This is an excellent book I listen to it a couple of years ago as an audiobook but bought it now because 1 It was so good I want to read it again and 2 It will look smashing on my bookshelf 3 I have a bit of a Top Gear obsession and I’m not even a car fanBut anyway if you are after a great autobiographical book then this is one I wholeheartedly recommend I do btw recommend the audio book because both Richard and his wife Mindy is narrating the book with Mindy taking over the story when Richard is inured It's a very gripping story and you could really feel Mindy's anxiety when she learned about the accident and not knowing if he would survive