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Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life

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Author: Blades, JayBrand: BluebirdEdition: Main MarketBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 240Release Date: 13-05-2021Details: Product Description The Sunday Times bestseller 'We had our hardships, and there were times that we didn’t have a lot of food and didn’t have a lot of money. But that didn’t stop me having the time of...

Author: Blades, Jay

Brand: Bluebird

Edition: Main Market

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 13-05-2021

Details: Product Description The Sunday Times bestseller 'We had our hardships, and there were times that we didn’t have a lot of food and didn’t have a lot of money. But that didn’t stop me having the time of my life.' Making It is an inspirational memoir about beating the odds and turning things around even when it all seems hopeless. In this book, Jay Blades shares the details of his life, from his childhood growing up sheltered and innocent on a council estate in Hackney, to his adolescence when he was introduced to violent racism at secondary school, to being brutalized by police as a teen, to finally becoming a beloved star of the hit primetime show The Repair Shop. Jay reflects on strength, weakness and what it means to be a man. He questions the boundaries society places on male vulnerability and how letting himself be nurtured helped him flourish into the person he is today. An expert at giving a second life to cherished items, Jay’s positivity, pragmatism and kindness shine through these pages and show that with care and love, anything can be mended. Review Moving and beguiling ― The Bookseller Review An incredible story of triumph over adversity, I couldn't put it down. -- Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Little Mix About the Author Originally from Hackney, Jay is dyslexic and after leaving school at fifteen with no qualifications, he eventually managed to get back on track studying for a degree in criminology and philosophy at Buckingham University before finding his true vocation in restoration.Jay is an inspirational motivator and was the former co-founder of award-winning social enterprises Out of The Dark and Street of Dreams. Working with disengaged and disadvantaged young people, Jay was able to mentor and support thousands of individuals over the years to realize their full potential.

Languages: English

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