Making It by Jay Blades

Making It by Jay BladesMaking It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life by Jay Blades
ISBN: 1529059194
Published by Bluebird on September 1, 2021
Format: Hardcover

An inspirational memoir from Jay Blades, host of the hit BBC One show, The Repair Shop.

Making It is an inspirational memoir about beating the odds and turning things around even when it all seems hopeless. In this book, Jay 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, he speaks about how his role as a restorer mirrors his own life - if something's broken, you can always find a way to put it back together.

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