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by Richard Hammond

  • Author: Richard Hammond
  • ISBN: 0297853554
  • ISBN13: 978-0297853558
  • ePub: 1678 kb | FB2: 1878 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing; Export Ed edition (April 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 612
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On the Edge: My Story ePub download

Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May; he. .Richard and Mindy Hammond have written a riveting, sometimes emotional story about the process of recovery after traumatic brain injury.

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Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters. In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash

Richard Hammond is one of our most in-demand and best-loved television presenters. In September 2006, he suffered a serious brain injury following a high-speed car crash. 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

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On the Edge - Richard Hammond Weidenfiled & Nicolson isbn 13 978 0 85327 5. When a national TV star has a.The book starts with Richard himself talking about a skiing challenge he had to do as part of Top Gear after the crash, and how it affected his balance. When a national TV star has a serious accident in the course of his work it is BIG news. That is how things are these days. 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.

Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear over the last 4 years with Jeremy Clarkson; he.

Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear over the last 4 years with Jeremy Clarkson; he also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky 1, Should I Worry About.

Received this book quite a while ago, around Christmas 2008. I found it to be quite a good autobiography about Richard Hammond and his accident. Received this book quite a while ago, around Christmas 2008. Very well told and a very good book overall. An amazing story of a fight for life and the love of family.

From the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle to his increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of gas, this is the high-octane life of TV personality Richard Hammond. A lively and intelligent communicator, TV soon beckoned for Hammond. He became one of the daredevil trio—along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May—who have made an enormous, world-wide success of the revamped BBC TV program Top Gear. Hammond describes the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts with which the trio entertains their weekly audiences, including the day of his 300 MPH crash that took his show off the air, put him into a coma, and plunged a nation into mourning. The stages of recovery as his shattered mind reformed are covered, as are the milestones in his slow recovery to full health and his return to Top Gear.

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Richard Hammond is perhaps my favorite of the three hosts of "Good Top Gear" and The Grand Tour. His personality doesn't always translate well into print, though. The first few chapters, detailing his youthful adventures and some of his formative years, are boorish and drawn out far too much, with unnecessary detail. I was very close to putting this down, until the point where he has The Big Crash.

You see, at that point, his wife Mindy takes over the writing duties, and Mindy's writing is riveting. Honest, heartfelt, and wide open, Mindy shares all that she went through in learning of Richard's crash, being ever by his side during the recovery, and managing their young girls and Richard's public persona.

I like Richard on the TV. I want more writing from Mindy Hammond.
Hadadel
On the Edge: My Story
By Richard & Mindy Hammond

In September 2006 British Radio and TV personality Richard Hammond suffered a devastating crash while filming a segment for Top Gear. During his final run in a Jet Powered car at speeds approaching 290 miles an hour. The car experienced a failure of the front right tire causing it to roll. Leading to a serious lift threating brain injury.
This is the story of his life and recovery co-authored by Richard and his wife, Mindy. The two viewpoints presented his before the crash, hers during the early days of his recovery and then the two as Richard’s recovery progressed add much to the overall story.
My wife and I took turns reading his story. Err should I say on the day this book arrived my wife grabbed it and allowed me to view it only after she was through. Then pushed me to read it so we could discuss what had happened.
I’ll be honest we both enjoy Richard in the programs he has done. My wife has become quite a fan of Top Gear and now Crash Course another of his programs.
His story is well written and riveting. His recovery was quick yet devastating and seeing it from the two sides just adds to the overall content. As he points out those who suffer injuries such as his may look fine on the outside while not even close to being fine on the inside.
This story was made personal from the fact that in 2012 I suffered a major stroke. As I read Mindy’s account of Richard’s hospitalization and recovery it brought new insight into what my own loving wife went through in the hours, days, weeks, and even months of our own journey.
This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I encourage everyone to read it and learn from Richard and Mindy’s experience.
Uris
I was curious about the crash and learned he had written a book. It had good reviews and so I decided to go for it.
I wasn't disappointed.

You'll find yourself reading each line of his in his voice--every little aspect of it. You'll hear Clarkson in his, May in his. Mindy's wasn't in her voice (as I don't have a knowledge bank of her voice for my brain to work with) it wasn't in my own mental reading voice either. It was just so nicely written that it was clear and alive. It told the story remarkably, and I highly recommend it.

I did cry a few times, and you will see a story of great love between Mr. and Mrs. Hammond. Even his children do amazingly well in the face of such a weighty injury.
He's really a blessed man.
Kupidon
Richard and Mindy Hammond have written a riveting, sometimes emotional story about the process of recovery after traumatic brain injury. The accident itself is well documented, as is Richard’s return to work on Top Gear, but the support and determination of Richard, and those around him, to promote his recovery was at the time a very private matter. Finally detailing this process can only give encouragement and hope to other patients and their families who must deal with severe brain injuries. Mindy especially writes of Richard’s recovery process, sometimes factual and clinical but often moving giving us insight into how Richard was able to recover with the dedication and help of his family, friends, colleagues and, of course, a cadre of healthcare professionals. I read this account in “one sitting”, despite knowing how it ended, because I was so enthralled by this real drama playing out through the pages. Thank you to Mindy and Richard for sharing this story.
Olelifan
Sometimes a life can get a little too exciting. Richard Hammond is widely regarded as someone who has far more fun in his job than any several dozen people ought to be permitted, but it comes at the price of endless hours spent in preparation for many of the things that get seen on camera, and with the knowledge that if something goes wrong, it can do so dramatically. Such was the case when he made the second afterburner-boosted run in the jet-propelled car that would take him briefly past 300mph. A failed front tire sent the vehicle out of control spectacularly, and Hammond's mere survival was regarded as remarkable all by itself. However, his injury wasn't trivial, and the account of the long and very trying road back to full capability is a study in the fragility and resilience of humans who test limits and manage to exceed them. It was also a study in the dedication of his wife and the medical staff that treated him, each of which was essential to his full recovery. And the fact that he had the full support of his workday mates from Top Gear should not be discounted; they were as determined to ensure that he stepped back into the program no sooner than he was truly ready, as he was to return before that. Even if you have never seen the show, this is an account of adversity overcome that is well worth reading.
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