When we left our loveable ginger hero at the end of It's Not What You Think, Chris Evans had just used his hard earned cash, built up over a hugely successful TV and radio broadcasting career, to purchase the immensely popular Virgin Radio.
For a while, it looked like Chris had made it. He had achieved some of the highest listening figures radio had ever seen, defined an era of television with Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday and as owner of his own radio station, had become a media mogul in his own right.
But little did he or any of us know, things were about to take a very dark turn. Fired by his own station and embroiled in the ensuing bitter court case, Chris's long held childhood dreams of a job in radio lay in tatters. Endless drink fueled benders with an array of mates that included Paul Gascoigne, Danny Baker and Jimmy 'Five Bellies' had taken their toll. Bored and creatively frustrated, the shooting star of British broadcasting had plunged into a downward spiral so deep that escape seemed almost impossible. Only in the unlikely form of a young singer called Billie Piper, could Chris see a way out of the madness.
Would he be able to rise phoenix-like from the ashes again? Would he ever be able to regain his popularity, his professional reputation and find true personal happiness? Would Chris finally find the maturity to discover that in fact, it wasn't all about him?
Told with the same wit, verve and startling honesty that suprised and delighted readers of Its Not What You Think, this is the final part of Chris Evans's journey of self discovery in which he learns what it is in life that is most important.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2010
- 234 x 153mm