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Publisher's Summary

The full-length, in-depth and intimate autobiography from Jenson Button, one of Britain's greatest ever racing drivers.

Jenson Button is one of the finest racing drivers of his generation. His 17 years in Formula One have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing duff cars round the track to winning world championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style - from growing up as part of a motor-racing-mad family under the guidance of his father, John, to arriving at Williams as a fresh-faced 20-year-old to being written off as a playboy, distracted by the luxurious trappings of his lifestyle, and his fight back to the very pinnacle of his sport.

Jenson's world championship victory for the unsponsored and unfancied Brawn GP team is one of the most extraordinary against-the-odds sports stories of the century. Jenson's book lifts the lid on the gilded and often hidden world of Formula One. He reveals his relationships with some of the biggest names in the sport - Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso - as well some of the most colourful characters, such as Bernie Ecclestone, Ron Dennis, Frank Williams and serial winner Ross Brawn.

Above all he puts you right inside the cockpit, in the driving seat, travelling at over 200 miles per hour, battling the fear of death, showing you what happens when it goes wrong at high speed and allowing you to experience the euphoria of crossing the line first.

©2017 Jenson Button (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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some good insights into the lifestyle of an f1 driver and the struggles he went through to get there. I found recapping individual races every season a bit tiresome no matter how brief they were

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Somewhat entertaining

I don't follow the formula 1 racing world so it probably wasn't a wise decision for me to buy. I found the story timeline a bit broken but he certainly has had an interesting life.

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Interesting life/career. Good book.

Interesting life/career. Good book. Great narration. I also recommend The Mechanic and Total Competition.

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Enjoyable from start to finish

As a fan of F1 & JB since he was in F3, I enjoyed it. Good anecdotal stories & insights into what goes into F1

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  • Carlos C.
  • 2018-05-23

Absolutely Amazing

I'm not a Jenson Button's fan. I bought this audiobook because I'm a F1 fan and I was expecting the best memories of a World Champion. Jenson, you transported me into every Gran Prix. I felt that I was there. Thanks for writing this piece of art.
Congratulations!

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  • Ashley
  • 2017-10-30

Excellent

A fantastic and candid autobiography by one of the best and classiest F1 Champions. JB's story includes his childhood, introduction to racing and path to F1, his racecraft and the technical side of racing, the teams and teammates he raced with each season, the close relationship he had with his father, and much more. A must-read for all race fans.

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  • Anthony Gauthier
  • 2022-06-27

Borefest

It’s been awhile since I stopped listening midway to a book and said naw I’ve had enough. Don’t suggest, boring, jumps around, uneventful or interesting.

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  • Nelena A. Dale
  • 2021-07-27

The most annoying Brit yet.

So this wordy Brit over analyzes his mediocre career. Whats with the Brits that hate Kimi? Not one of them is as interesting. Just BS understating.

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  • Nikolas mann
  • 2021-06-15

Brilliant

This book was absolutely phenomenal. Takes you through the life of one of the legends! 10/10

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  • Robert Sutherland
  • 2021-05-09

It was l good but

F I a i relevant meld own. Was awful. Want F1 to be an epic spectator even. Fk it Merv

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  • Clean desk guy
  • 2019-12-29

One of the best autobiographies in the sport

I try to consume every autobiography by any of the great drivers and engineering/technical people in motorsport. I finished this book a while ago but never got around to reviewing it. This is a must read for anyone who followed JB in F1 or for anyone interested in motorsports. While there are several driver autobiographies out there, JB tells his story in a manner that is uniquely his own and in a way that makes it hard to tear yourself away. The story has great flow and keeps you thoroughly engaged. It is well edited so that the story is concise but with enough detail to keep you riveted. Nicely done!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-10

Great book

If you like Jenson or F1, you'll love this book. His story was wonderfully insightful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-13

Great story of a life only one could dream of.

Well written book from Jenson Button highlighting the peaks and valleys of his life. From start to finish you are there for his world championship ride to the passing of his beloved father. Highly recommend for any racing enthusiast.

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  • Anders
  • 2018-08-07

A must read for F1-fans

Loved it, the story and his openness about his life. It's easy to like this man.