Books I have read: Call the Midlife

Last night I finished Call the Midlife by Chris Evans. The more I read of Chris the more I enjoy. This book is a mixture of reflections from the last couple of years, including his fab Breakfast Show on Radio 2, running a marathon without telling anyone until the last minute, bringing back TFI Friday and last but not least being offered a job on Top Gear.

 

Call the Midlife - Chris EvansThe first part is the most random part of the book. Chris does a series of interviews with professionals on areas linked to the male menopause including drinking, marriage, religion, sleep, work and happiness. Some of the interviews were brilliant, others were less so, and it came across as slightly random material for Chris Evans to be writing about.

 

As someone who is currently training for a 67 mile cycle ride this weekend it was inspiring to read how Chris was training for his marathon effort. Especially given how hard he worked to keep it under wraps until the last moment.

 

The last section was the most interesting section as the story as to how Chris was picked to be the lead host and creative for the new Top Gear line up happened alongside TFI Friday coming back after so many years. Chris has moved past the egotistical years and so this relatively humble and humorous look at the television industry is fascinating.

 

As someone who is a bit of a fan of Chris Evans, with his entrepreneurial side alongside his interest in music, showbiz and cars I enjoyed this book.

‘Stop dreaming, start doing’: Usain Bolt inspires in advert

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, wants us all to stop dreaming and start doing.

That’s if you believe the latest ad campaign from Australian telecommunications company, Optus. The company picked up the Jamaican track star asĀ its brand ambassador in January.

The inspirational video shows Bolt grow up from a child in Jamaica to the unbeatable athletic star he is today. The vision of the six-time Gold medallist was filmed at his training ground in Kingston, Jamaica and is part of the new campaign by Optus, which also includes a documentary series about Bolt’s life.