The Gospel According to Chris Moyles: The Story of a Man and His Mouth - Chris Moyles

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The Gospel According to Chris Moyles: The Story of a Man and His Mouth - Chris Moyles

What is the truth? Who is Chris Moyles? And what does he have to say for himself when he's not on the radio? Who is this man they call 'The Saviour of...

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published 24/05/2007 | paulosdekathos
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"Moyles on Moyles Of Course!"

The thing about this book, I will say to anyone who has yet to read it. Do not expect any sombre confessionals, dark past, troubled upbringing or any other of those things that you normally get in these honest and frank autobiographies.(See Sharon Osbourne, Gordon Ramsey etc) This book won't do much in that way. Chris Moyles did not have a troubled upbringing and doesn't really have much in the way of a dark past or anything really to confess about. The book is basically about his rise and rise to perhaps thee most sought after national radio spot and the subsequent fame that came with it.

I am not being negative about this book in the slightest. I am a fan of Chris Moyles' radio show. It has got me more boring mornings at work cleaning than I will care to remember. I find his brand of humour generally hilarious, though a little off kilter and even surreal. It's a good way to spend the first three hours of the day. And, I have to say, although there is no meaty past depression or drink and drugs problems or child abuse. There are some really interesting things in this book. He does take time to talk through his rise to Radio 1's glory spot, and all the harsh realities that come from working in the cutthroat business of radio. In his honest and candid manner, he does tell all about who he has met over the years and which of these were nice and which were not so nice. He gives a rather surprising insight into Dr Fox for instance.

It is basically what it says on the front. Chris Moyles talking about himself, like he does on the show. This time though, there is no Carrie, Dave, Rachel, Dom, Aled, Rhys or Ben to help him. It's all him and that's why it works. He is genuinely likeable and one thing the book does is show him to be quite a nice guy really. He speaks warmheartedly about his mum and dad and his brother. He mentions his girlfriend, although briefly. There is a Foreword by Simon Cowell and an Afterword by Davina McCall. He speaks about he guests he's had on the show and some funny anecdotes regarding those guests. Elton John is a classic. And there is the story of how Comedy Dave Vitty took Radio One off the air for 15 minutes, told humourously from Mr Moyles perspective. It may not be the most complex written book, and he does seem write a lot of things in just for the sake of reaching his word count target. But hey its Moylesy, what the heck do you expect?

So for the money you are going to spend, what do you get?

From Hospital Radio, to Radio Top Shop, Radio Aire, Radio Luxembourg from Capital to Radio One. Elton John, Davina McCall. A glossary(Don't worry Moylesy fans, it's basically an index of peoples names and what he thinks of them or who they are in relation to him)

For fans it is a real addition and accompaniment to your favourite radio show. For doubters and haters, it's not exactly an eyeopener as such but may warm you to the big cuddly git(Erm saviour) of breakfast radio.

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  • luke_001 published 20/07/2007
    Very funny book. Great review!
  • Wee_lis27 published 24/05/2007
    Hiya! Great review! Lisa xxx
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What is the truth? Who is Chris Moyles? And what does he have to say for himself when he's not on the radio? Who is this man they call 'The Saviour of Radio'? In "The Gospel According to Chris Moyles", Chris dissects the world around him and tackles all sorts of subjects; from interviewing the world's most famous celebrities, to trying to find a parking space in his own street. But you'll also get to meet his family and friends and learn about how he went from teenage DJ on a mental hospital radio show to the nation's favourite breakfast show DJ on Radio One. His is a life lived on and off the air. And this book is a combination of both. It's funny, it's honest and it's even got a nice picture of him on the front too! Ego? What ego? From the PublisherThe hilarious memoirs and musings of motormouth Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles --This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description

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Type: Non-Fiction

Genre: Biography

Title: The Gospel According to Chris Moyles: The Story of a Man and His Mouth

Author: Chris Moyles

ISBN: 0091914175; 0091914183

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