It's Not What You Think

  • by Chris Evans
  • Narrated by Chris Evans
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'This book will be a story like no other because this will not be a story about a life rather a story about a search for a life.'
Chris Evans The story of how one council estate lad made good, really very good, and survived - just about - to tell the tale....
Chris Evans' extraordinary career has seen him become one of the country's most successful broadcasters and producers and a well-known face in his own right. From his early years on Manchester's Piccadilly radio to Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, The Big Breakfast, and TFI Friday for Channel 4, Chris changed the TV landscape during the '90s. And on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast show and as owner of Virgin Radio, he ushered in the age of the celebrity DJ. His relentless pursuit of success and subversive style were his trademarks.
But then the 'Chris Evans show' and Chris Evans' life became frighteningly interchangeable. The more outlandish the antics, whether on or off screen or air, the better. The celebrity girlfriends and the nights out drinking. Rolling into work late with 7m listeners waiting. For someone who took such pride in his work, what had happened? The country loved him, but what did Chris love? He'd achieved more than any kid who'd left school at 16 with a couple of O'Levels could have dreamed of. So why wasn't he happy?
Chris Evans' autobiography will be an honest and revealing story of how a boy from a Warrington council estate who started work at 13 and held down 20 different jobs by the time he left school became the most widely acclaimed broadcaster of his generation.
From the early death of his father that literally set him to work, to his brief and much publicised marriage to Billie Piper, he will talk frankly about the highs and lows of his, at times, turbulent career and how his drive to succeed impacted his personal life. This will be a fascinating and surprising life story from one of Britain's brightest and boldest pe...


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Customer Reviews

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Liked it but it stops in a weird place

The publicity blurb says it goes right up to his marriage with Bille Piper but it just stops at his meeting with Richard Branson to buy Virgin
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- Victoria

Good but abridged

A really good listen. Chris Evans is engaging and you really sypathise with him while he describes some of the tough points of his life.

My only complaint is that the book is abridged - you're only really getting the first half or so of the book. Just when it sounds like you're reaching the pinnacle of the Evan years, it's wrapped up a little too quickly to avoid having to record more audio. Did Chris Evans record the other half to release later - or will I have to read the hardcopy?
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- Alex

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited