The story of how a painfully shy boy from the suburbs of Southampton made it to the biggest radio station in the UK, and just about managed to stay there....
Scott Mills is a daily companion to millions of listeners as the host of the afternoon show on Radio 1 - a station that has been his home for over 14 years. Whether regaling us with a typically embarrassing celebrity anecdote or trying to control a particularly chaotic round of 'Innuendo Bingo', his company is always brilliantly entertaining, thanks to his infectious enthusiasm and easy-going manner. But behind the microphone sits a man whose route to the top has been anything but straightforward. In this witty and endearingly honest autobiography, Scott describes his incredible career and the hurdles he's faced along the way.
Aside from the sometimes humiliating - and frequently hilarious - jobs that are part and parcel of a local radio DJ's apprenticeship, he's had to deal with crippling anxiety attacks, alcohol and weight issues, and a great deal more over the years. But his desire to land his dream job has always prevailed, and he's now one of the nation's favourite radio and television broadcasters, travelling the world on both serious assignments and altogether more bizarre adventures. From washing cars on a garage forecourt off the A4 in the name of radio entertainment, to encounters with some of the world's biggest celebrities, Love You Bye provides Scott's legions of fans with a fascinating look at the man whose voice they know so well.
©2012 Scott Mills (P)2012 Hachette Digital
Fun lover of books! My way to escape the real world
I've always loved Scott mills from when he hosted the 4-7 show on radio 1. I loved the fact he narrated it himself which really helped understand his story. Very insightful into his demons he had and how he overcame them. i loved the way he put entertainment into it and it made the book very enjoyable. I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone for a bit of light entertainment.
As a long-time listener to Scott's show on Radio 1, I felt like this book wasn't telling me much I didn't know already. That being said, it was entertaining, and very easy to listen to, but you could get the same content for free by downloading his Radio 1 Podcast for a few months and picking out the highlights.
Not as funny as I expected. I thought it would cover more of his life but dives in and out of parts of his life and just brushes over everything. Seemed very rushed. Won't listen to again. Shame as I enjoy listening to Scott on radio and thought this was going to be just as fun
This book may not win any awards for it's writing, however it is a very endearing glance into the life of Scott Mills, especially as an avid podcast listener. Some content I'd heard on his show, some I hadn't, and part of me wishes I knew slightly more. Hopefully there will be a follow up!
Hilarious, interesting, enthralling
Learning about Mills being gay, how he got into radio and where he is today and about his anxiety. Three things I had no idea about before.
Classic Scott, but more personal. Write a second one!
Quite a lot of it made me laugh, much like when you're on the radio. Your adventures with the hoff are mind boggling.
Well worth a read. I know more and like Scott even more. Class guy. Hope he writes another. Don't listen to this audiobook at the gym. People may wonder why you appear to be laughing at them.
I loved listening to this book. Scott mills has a great take on things that have happened in his life, he has done so much worthy of a mention. It leaves you thinking what's next...
"I love Scott Mills"
I really like Scott Mills, I've listen to all of his podcast and love his sense of humor. His podcast often have me in tears. This book is good, but not great. I feel so sad to say that as I wish it was better. This book is almost better suited to people who aren't big fans of his show. The problem is if you are a fan you already know most of the stuff covered in the book. I did still laugh a lot, but not nearly as much as I do when I listen to his podcast. So buy it to support him, if you like him a lot, but there aren't any great big reveals. Totally worth a read if you don't know him well or don't listen to his show much. He's a cool guy and his podcast/radio shows are excellent!
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