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Life's What You Make It

Narrated by: Phillip Schofield
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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Brought to you by Penguin.  

Life's What You Make It, the long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities.  

For a long time, I felt that I couldn't write this book. At first, I didn't think I'd lived enough, then life got busy and filled with distractions. In more recent years, there was always a very painful consideration - I knew where it would eventually have to go. 

I have recently decided that the truth is the only thing that can set me free. The truth has taken a long time to make itself clear to me, but now is the right time to share it, all of it. 

Television and broadcasting has been a part of my DNA for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I would make model TV sets out of cardboard boxes, while spending long summers at home, barefoot on Cornwall's golden beaches. Landing a job at the ice-cream kiosk, I would enviously look on as my presenting heroes took to the stage of Radio 1's Roadshow, an unforgettable event when it came to town. 

In Life's What You Make It I look back with nostalgic delight on my life, from being a young boy endlessly writing letters to the BBC in pursuit of a job in broadcasting, to making it on to the Broom Cupboard, with my infamous sidekick Gordon the Gopher, to being on Going Live and starring as the lead in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. It has taken four decades to get here, but I feel lucky to have called the sets of Talking Telephone Numbers, The Cube, Dancing on Ice and of course, This Morning, home.  

I'm going to take you behind the scenes of my television home at ITV, into my career and my dangerously funny relationship with Holly Willoughby. I'm going to introduce you to my loving and remarkable family, and I hope most of all to tell you that life, it seems, is what you make it. Take it from someone who has sat on the very edge and looked over, it's all about the people who love you.  

©2020 Phillip Schofield (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Truly honest an amazing

What a truly honest, funny, an amazing account of such fun filled career. His family an friends are such amazing an understanding people. Would definitely recommend

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Amazing story!

Amazing book, so proud, a fabulously written account of your great life! Thank you for being so honest! Great book, I would definitely recommend!

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Absolutely wonderful!

This book was honest, funny and wonderfully written, heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure. Thank you for your honesty Phil. Great book by an even better human.

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life is what you make it

what a hard work and determination can do to live your dreams. so much love for all his family and friends. this book will inspire so many people. and if you didnt love phil before you will now . god bless you all xx

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loved it

very honest and captivating. well done Phil. you are very loved by your family and friends.

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Loved Phili since Joseph, had to read

Very engaging and entertaining autobiography of quite an amazing, and interesting career. Highly recommend to listen.

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Life's what you make it !!!

this was such a lovely listen, incitefull and interesting, often funny and definitely sad and heartbreakingly truthful, Ive been a real fan of Philip Schofield since I was a kid watching him in the broom cupboard with the gopher. What Philip did in February this year was nothing short of amazing! and ive wished nothing but the best for him and his wonderful family. Great read/listen was so good with phil narrating it himself.

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The most entertaining & moving story

This book is a brilliant listen. I can't recommend it highly enough. It is so much more than I could imagine. Heartfelt, emotional & very funny.

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Life's What You Make It

Being of an age to recall Phillip's stint in CBBC's Broom Cupboard I thought that I'd take a punt on his autobiography. It was interesting, insightful and well read. Bravo.

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Fantastic

Fantastic listen. Often like books like this and couldn’t wait for it to be released. Very hard written book and felt every word.

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