Memoirs of a Fruitcake

Memoirs of a Fruitcake

By Chris Evans

  • Release Date : 2010-10-14
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 9.93 MB
Score: 4.5
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Memoirs of a Fruitcake In Its Not What You Think Chris Evans had written himself a recipe for success. He was poised on the brink of seeing it become a reality. All the right ingredients were there: he was rich, famous; now he was the owner of his own radio station and media company. What could possibly go wrong? As it turned out, the answer was everything…well almost.

In It’s Not What You Think Chris Evans had seemingly found the recipe for success. He was rich, famous, and now the owner of his own radio station and media company. What could possibly go wrong? As it turned out, the answer was everything…well almost.

When we left our loveable ginger hero at the end of It's Not What You Think, it looked like Chris had made it. But things were about to take a very dark turn. 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.

Told with the same wit, verve and startling honesty that surprised and delighted readers of It’s Not What You Think, this is the final part – for now – of Chris Evans’s journey of self discovery.


Praise for It’s Not What You Think:

‘An eye-opening read’, OK Magazine

‘It is as an autobiographer that Chris Evans finally seems to have grown up’, The Observer

‘Full to the brim with fantastic anecdotes’, Heat

‘A critic confounding mea culpa of a memoir’, The Guardian

‘The guy can spin a yarn as long as the M1 and as colourful as his hair’, Now Magazine

About the author

Chris Evans began his broadcasting careeer at Manchester Piccadilly radio, going on to become a household name in TV and radio. With his production company Ginger, he launched and presented the hugely successful Channel 4 shows The Big Breakfast, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday. In 1995 Chris joined Radio 1 hosting the flagship breakfast show, attracting 7.5m listeners. After his controversial departure he then joined Virgin Radio’s breakfast show, eventually acquiring the station from Richard Branson for £87m. He went on to sell the Ginger Media Group (including Virgin Radio) in 2000 for £225m. In 2005 Chris joined Radio 2, declaring it his spiritual home, his show picking up four prestigious Sony Awards in as many years. He is now presenter of The Breakfast Show.


  • Inspirational

    By Jelavic9
    Always been puzzled why people seem to criticise Chris, I love his up and go positive attitude, and think we should all take a leaf out his book. Very interesting his honesty about his love of a good night out, I have often over indulged as well and like him, see nothing wrong in that as long as you come out the other side which not all us do. Wouldn't mind going through the journey he did, I don't think I'd do much different to be honest if I had the success, money and relationships at my beconning call.
  • Ok read

    By Northern camper
    Ok book easy to read
  • Nice work (again)

    By George walkers
    The book of ITS NOT WHAT YOU THINK was the best book of modern time it left you on a cliff hanger were the ginger HERO was about to buy Richard Branson radio station. Chris now transports you to a new era of his life Brit Pop was over as well as TFI FRIDAY and his own sanity. You go through his ups and downs with is marriage of billy piper and his life on the new radio 2
  • Memoirs of a Fruitcake

    By whatadrama
    This was the most incredible autobiography I have ever read. It's hard to believe one person could lead such a roller coaster of a life.
  • Easy and enjoyable.

    By BigT59
    I had to read the follow up bio by Chris Evans having thoroughly enjoyed the first. I was not disappointed. Recounting his time with Billie Piper and meeting Natasha and having baby Noah has been touching. I have great respect for the man taking over from Terry Wogan on Radio 2 and listen daily to his breakfast show and that led me to want to read this and the previous book. Brilliantly written and I look forward to the third.
  • Memoirs of a Fruitcake

    By Robbie _2013
    Simply enjoyable to read. Inspiring. This book had me glued to my iPad before, during and on my return from my recent trip to Greece. Couldn't put it down! Neither will you!
  • Memoirs of a fruitcake

    By Dackdon
    I have always been a big fan of Chris Evans but this book failed to be as entertaining or engaging as his first book. The crazy times with Billie Piper were the highlight but as the story wore on to recount how he met his current wife and his very sober days at Radio 2 it lost a lot of momentum and became quite mundane. I still have a huge amount of respect for Chris and listen to his show every day but the stories from the wild days were what I wanted to read about and it would have worked better for me if it had ended with him meeting his current wife.
  • Ginger

    By Bmx 4444
    Great read he has do a film !!!!!!!!! I would be in it Ha ha
  • Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans

    By Chrysalis1
    A very enjoyable read by a very honest and extremely complex character whose boyishly innocent personality comes shining through the pages as his story unfolds to reveal his love of family, friends, people, work, property and vehicles. The man is far more than a T.V. and radio personality.
  • Brilliant!

    By Lcmh
    Can't wait to read the next one!