No Off Switch (Paperback)
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No Off Switch (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/08/2014
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Britain's maverick radio DJ and foreign correspondent is back on air and in print with this no-holds-barred autobiography of a full-throttle life. One year Andy Kershaw was Billy Bragg's roadie, the next he was presenting "Live Aid" on TV to 400 million people: the new voice of youth. A passionate enthusiast for music, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. Over a twenty-five year career, he has worked for the Rolling Stones, shared an office with John Peel, and introduced world and roots Music to Radio 1 (and later Radio 3). He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster. He has visited 97 countries and as a foreign correspondent filed numerous reports for Radio 4, in particular from the 'axis of evil' countries and from Africa. He was one of the very few journalists present during the Rwanda genocide. In 2007, he separated from his partner, had a breakdown, and spent time in prison on the Isle of Man for his non-violent breaking of a restraining order. But he has put this behind him, writing this book, and returning to the airwaves fronting the BBC's "Music Planet" series. Andy Kershaw writes about his life with candour, insight, immediacy and humour. This is a real book by a man who has no truck with celebrity nonsense.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846688522

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“Avid reading!!!”

I was recommended "No Off Switch" by a friend who knows me well enough to know that, though I dont have any particular interest in music, I am interested in inspirational stories. And I wasnt disappointed.... More

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4th November 2012
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“The best autobiography in years.”

Well, I have finally finished "No Off Switch". I really didnt want it ever to end, and I endeavoured to eek it out for as long a time as possible, peppering my reading time with other works in an attempt to... More

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3rd November 2012
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“Impressive autobiography”

Of a much higher standard than most so-called "celebrity" autobiographies, Kershaw's book is extremely well-written and devoid of flab throughout its 450-odd action-packed pages. While it may... More

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17th October 2012
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