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Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award
'My goodness, it is brilliant. Searingly honest, warm, bursting with humanity. Such brave and inspiring writing.' Kate Humble
'[Simon] begins to fill in the gaps in his life story that until recently he has never publicly revealed.' Telegraph
PRAISE FOR SIMON REEVE
'TV's most interesting globetrotter' Independent
'The craziest (or bravest) man on TV' Mail on Sunday
'Like all the best travellers, Reeve carries out his investigations with infectious relish, and in the realisation that trying to understand the country you're in is not just fascinating, but also hugely enjoyable' Daily Telegraph
'Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world' The Sun
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In TV adventurer Simon Reeve's bestselling memoir he describes how he has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, walked through minefields and been detained for spying by the KGB. His travels have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world.
In this revelatory account of his life Simon gives the full story behind some of his favourite expeditions, and traces his own inspiring personal journey back to leaving school without qualifications, teetering on a bridge, and then overcoming his challenges by climbing to a 'Lost Valley' and changing his life ... step by step.
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Reeve is a most likeable travelling companion, and the joy of the open road radiates from these pages (Times Literary Supplement)
Genuinely interesting stories... remarkable (London Evening Standard)
This vivid account of his fascinating, often hair-raising crusades feels more like an enthralling exchange over coffee with a friend than a formal autobiography. (Compass Magazine)
Fascinating... a very honest account of the world as he has seen it, from Acton to the ends of the Earth (Geographical)
Cracking stories from his travels (Alastair Humphreys, Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year)
Simon Reeve, a man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television. Outstanding. (Observer)
TV's most interesting globetrotter (Independent)
The craziest (or bravest) man on TV (Daily Mail)
In the last decade, he's made a name for himself as British TV's most adventurous presenter. He's hunted with the Bushmen of Kalahari, hung out with biker outlaws in Australia and been taught to fish by the president of Moldova. (Radio Times)
You can be sure to trust Simon to find a fun story. Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world. (Sun)
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.
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