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.
Simon Reeve has travelled to more than 120 countries, making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC, including Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Sacred Rivers, Greece, Tropic of Capricorn, Turkey, and Australia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme).
Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for 'an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding', the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, and the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards.