Chris Evans is one of the country’s most successful broadcasters and producers. For the first time, readers can follow Chris’s journey in this single volume – from a young paperboy living in a council estate in It’s Not What You Think to battling his demons whilst hosting his radio show in the Sunday Times bestseller Memoirs of a Fruitcake.
It’s Not What You Think tells the story of how one council estate lad made good, really very good, and survived – just about – to tell the tale. In this witty and energetically written autobiography, Chris describes the experiences that shaped the boy and created the man who would go on to carve out such a dazzlingly brilliant career. From a paperboy born in a dreary council estate to becoming a massive media mogul , It’s Not What You Think gives readers the real story beyond the glare of the media spotlight.
It looked like Chris had made it after the events in It’s Not What You Think. But things were about to take a very dark turn, as Memoirs of a Fruitcake describes. Soon Chris’s childhood dreams of a job in radio lay in tatters, and as an endless drink-fuelled lifestyle began to take its toll, he plunged into a downward spiral so deep that escape seemed almost impossible.
And then his salvation appeared, in the form of a young singer called Billie Piper. Named the Sunday Times Celebrity Book of the Year 2010, Memoirs of a Fruitcake is told with the same wit, verve and startling honesty that surprised and delighted readers of It’s Not What You Think.