I never, i mean never, read these kind of books normally, but because i like richard hammond i thought i'd give it ago. The first half is full of funny anecdotes about his early life and radio career etc. However, it really starts getting interesting when it goes into detail of his horrific crash and recovery period. His wife, mindy, writes a lot of the chapters here - describing all the events after hearing of his accident and subsequent recovery in truly amazing detail. It is a very emotional read, even for me who doesn't really succumb to this sort of heartfelt account. It is beautifully written and observed. Mindy obviously deeply loves this really top bloke, and her writing is absolutely top-notch! She should seriously consider becoming a full-time professional writer. I began reading this part of the book late at night, and couldn't put it down. It is totally gripping in every sense. This book is a must-buy, especially because you will get an amazing insight into this form of head injury and how the slow recovery unfolds...brilliant! Even now, on top gear etc, richard still has a bit of a haunted look in his eyes... Which is not surprising after what he has been through. This book also is a great testiment to the unlimited value of devotion and true love! Unmissable!