The inspiring memoir from TV traveller Simon Reeve's life of amazing adventures in over 120 countries and the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.
TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications. For the first time he will tell his life story with a book rich in anecdotes to entertain and inform readers about some of the most fascinating (and often dangerous) places in the world and what it took to reach them.
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What an incredible book, what an incredible story, what an incredible man. Truly one of my favourite ever books.
I got the audio book and loved listening to it. It’s gripping and I couldn’t stop until I finished it all . Simon Reeve has a great gift of being able to speak to people and get them to open up to him. A true reporter / journalist . Very honest. The book made me laugh and cry and feel despair and hope all at the same time. I am myself from
Iraq and lived in Libya in the 80s. I have seen many things around the world and Simon absolutely shows both sides to each region’s conflicts that he visited in his travels . Excellent work . The documentaries on BBC are equally gripping . Totally recommend them.