On the Edge

On the Edge : My Story

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0753823306
  • 9780753823309
  • 297,091

Review quote

"Stuffed with his unique wit on just about everything to do with motoring." "Ladsmag, " on Richard Hammond's "Car Confidential""show more

About Richard Hammond

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.show more

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3,243 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1,072)
4 38% (1,240)
3 21% (688)
2 6% (183)
1 2% (60)
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