Step By Step
‘Equal parts an inspiring account of Reeve’s determination and adventurous spirit, as well as a field guide to some of the most remote parts of the world, Step by Step is a vivid and fascinating title. Readers may be surprised to learn of his early life struggles with mental health, owing to his onscreen persona, but this traces his journey to inner peace.’ Independent
‘Incredibly honest… one of the best autobiographies I’ve ever read.’ The Sun – best books of 2019
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year Award
‘His story reads like a fast-paced thriller.’ Daily Mail
‘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.
Reeve is in a class of his own * The Times * 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 * The craziest (or bravest) man on TV * Daily Mail * TV's most interesting globetrotter * Independent * Simon Reeve, a man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television. Outstanding. * Observer * 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 * It is an account of his mind's journey to inner peace - and it is wonderfully life-affirming -- Max Pemberton * Daily Mail * Fascinating... a very honest account of the world as he has seen it, from Acton to the ends of the Earth * Geographical * You can be sure to trust Simon to find a fun story. Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world. * Sun * Reeve is a most likeable travelling companion, and the joy of the open road radiates from these pages * Times Literary Supplement * Cracking stories from his travels * Alastair Humphreys, Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year *
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