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  • Soft Lad

  • Coming-of-Age Stories
  • By: Nick Grimshaw
  • Narrated by: Nick Grimshaw
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (608 ratings)

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By: Nick Grimshaw
Narrated by: Nick Grimshaw
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Summary

Coming-of-age stories from much loved radio royalty, DJ and TV personality Nick Grimshaw.­

From partying with pop stars and chatting breeze on the radio, to drinking too much, to not drinking at all, to growing up, coming out, general nonsense, the journey from self-loathing to self-care and making dreams come true. These are Grimmy's brilliant, nostalgic coming-of-age tales, covering life's pivotal moments, the loves, the losses, and the fun had with the family and friends that made him. Heart-breaking and heartening in equal measure, Nick will have you laughing out loud, feeling all the emotions and (potentially) having a good cry.

©2022 Nick Grimshaw (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

'Hilarious and quintessentially Nick. Unapologetically himself always, and that's what I love the most' Dua Lipa 

'Very funny, very sweet and full of charm -- a bit like the man himself' Graham Norton

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Amazing listen

Loved the book- honest, gripping and just pure class! Would definitely recommend, good to hear grimmy on the air again

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Hilarious real and heartwarming

Do yourself a favour today and buy this book! It had me mostly laughing and sometimes crying!

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Loved it, well done grimmy lad . Couldn’t put it down. Eileen and Pete what legends .

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Fantastic

Loved it! Laughed , had a few tears, Nick comes across as a top bloke, deserves all the success that continues to come his way. Definite must read.

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Lol’s all the way!

A brilliant warm and friendly book.. for a non-reader it was a perfect introduction to audible books.. made me laugh, cry and most of the time smile from ear to ear. Well done Grimmy!

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Honest, hilarious and relatable

I loved waking up to Nick and miss him on the radio. I listened to him reading his book out and from the intro (which is hilarious) I fell in love a bit more with him. His love of his family and the constant annoyance he caused with his flamboyance is written so well you feel you’re in the room with the Grimshaws. Loved it

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Soft Lad

I loved Nick on Radio 1 from the very first Switch sessions right until he left, so I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Listened to the whole thing in one day.
The introduction was exactly me writing my PhD lol. Loved the ‘That London’ stories, being a Northerner could relate totally.
If you’re a fan you’ll love Soft Lad

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beautiful brilliant hilarious

I LOVED this book, so well written, and so well read, hilarious stories but also authentic and honest. Loved every chapter didn’t want it to end x

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Brilliant

I’ve listened to Nick on Radio 1 since I was a young teen and this book was such a delight to listen to. It’s the first autobiography I’ve listened to where it feels like your with a friend just talking about life. The narration was probably the best I’ve heard (and the impression of his Dad had me laughing out loud). Lovely light hearted story perfect for any time of day.

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BEST. AUDIOBOOK. EVER.

Oh Grimmy I’ve missed you! Absolutely enjoyed this from start to finish, had me laughing on the train and I genuinely didn’t want it to end! Such an amazing storyteller will probably give it another listen again soon <3

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