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Old 9 Oct 2016, 17:20 (Ref:3678685)   #151
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I saw Damon talking about it at the AI this year and also read an article about it in the Guardian and it certainly sounds like the honest Damon we always got
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Old 9 Oct 2016, 17:51 (Ref:3678690)   #152
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Mrs Viva bought me Damon's book for my birthday last month. I'm awaiting the chance to read it. but all these comments are making me impatient!
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 08:28 (Ref:3680847)   #153
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The Redman book is excellent - despite its awful title and terrible cover.

Mark Hughes was involved with the ghosting , it appears , and it is beautifully written , insightful , hugely informative and with a lovely dry wit. The photos are superb- some I have seen before but many were new to me. The most bizzare is the Gerhard Mitter funeral cortege ; seven works Porsche drivers in race overalls walking by a 911 with a coffin on top- with poor Mitter's race helmet on the front of the bloody coffin. Surreal and ghastly.

But a great book from a great driver- and so much nicer to read than either the near paranoid ramblings of the moustachioed one or the simply woeful effort from our kilted friend ...
There are two Mark Hughes, the chap who works for EVRO, the publishers of the Redman book, is not the F1 Mark Hughes. Both have worked for Autosport..........just at different times.

And yes, you are right, the Redman book is great.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 23:10 (Ref:3684647)   #154
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Damon Hill's recently published autobiography is outstanding. I have reviewed it for speedreaders.info - if not on front page search by reviewer -John A.

Anyway- just a great book, very personal and a real contrast to the drivel we have seen from some drivers . To his great credit 95% +of the book is written by Damon himself.
Our local bookshop has got Damon coming to talk about his book next Monday. I managed to get a ticket.
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Old 2 Nov 2016, 08:55 (Ref:3684694)   #155
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Johnny Herbert has a book out too - I may stick that on my Christmas list. Has anyone read that yet?
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Old 2 Nov 2016, 08:58 (Ref:3684695)   #156
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Tomorrow will see the launch of this history of Maserati


I am looking forward to the event.
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That's the first time I've heard Johnny has written a book
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Our local bookshop has got Damon coming to talk about his book next Monday. I managed to get a ticket.
Went to a talk he did a couple of months ago when it came out, got myself a personal signed copy! Great read, like others have alluded, a very personal account and lots of honesty as ever.

Adding to the list I will recommend "Beast" by Jade Gurss (Story of Ilmor/Penske Stock Block 94' Indy engine). Feels more like a spy thriller at times than a technical read!
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That's the first time I've heard Johnny has written a book
Link here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/05930783...I34DFHYI0KH0NQ

The wife has asked me what I want for Christmas - in the absence of any other ideas (realistic ones at least) I may ask for this.
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Old 4 Nov 2016, 16:00 (Ref:3685336)   #160
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Seems like you've asked for a good present for xmas, the sample is well worth a butchers
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For those interested in the Maserati book I produced a brief account of the evening, Surtees was mighty, sharp and full of stories, we could have gone on all night.
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I'm going through the book Can-Am: 50th Anniversary, by George Levy. It's relatively new, and I think I'm probably one of the first to borrow it from the Toronto Public Library.
It's a large book filled mostly with many great photos. Although the chapters are arranged by year, it is not a recounting of every single race (like the 1995 Can-Am book by Pete Lyons), but stories the author compiled from interviews with over 75 people.
Btw, Martin Revson, father of Peter, Doug, and their sister Jennifer (the book has a brief interview with her), died in May at the age of 105.
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Johnny Herbert has a book out too - I may stick that on my Christmas list. Has anyone read that yet?
Yes- my review is on speedreaders.info . Sadly , I found it an amateurish work -but with some interesting insights . Compared to Damon Hill's superb book Johnny's is lightweight and also in serious need of a thorough edit.
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Old 29 Dec 2016, 16:29 (Ref:3698991)   #164
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Yes- my review is on speedreaders.info . Sadly , I found it an amateurish work -but with some interesting insights . Compared to Damon Hill's superb book Johnny's is lightweight and also in serious need of a thorough edit.
You mean each book matches each other's height?
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Old 29 Dec 2016, 20:00 (Ref:3699020)   #165
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Totally agree, I was lucky to meet Damon at one of his book signing evenings before Christmas and am halfway through the read -very impressed, more so than the evening booksigning.
I also have the same form nigel Mansell after meeting him personally, this book is written more from a me to you side where it has not been overl modded and re-written, more pick up a pen and write your thoughts down, more that he s talking to you (weirdly described) sorry!!
Overall I would recommend Damon's first.
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