Sunday Book Club – Life Is What You Make It, Philip Schofield

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are going to look at the autobiography of Philip Schofield.

Life Is What You Make It (2020)

Philip Schofield


From the broom cupboard to This Morning, the veteran television presenter recalls a career littered with very public highs and very private anguish.

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

This book gives you a really in depth look at the rise of Philip’s Scofield and the journey that he took to get into television. There are some really interesting chapters like hoe he got into television from radio, his time at This Morning and the road to Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. There is also an emotional chapter about the day that Philip came out, it goes in depth about the emotions and feelings that went with it that were not mentioned anywhere else before.

Negative Points

At times it can feel like quite a long read, this is a presenter that has been in the industry for a long time so it can seem like it is taking it’s time to conclude.

Overall Review

Overall, this is not a bad read, if you are interested in reading about this television personality then you are in for an in depth analysis. I did find that it went on quite on and after a while it can be a bit samey. Saying that it is a really easy book to get into and very easy to read. It is also very fun to read about the rise of Children’s television as well.

Rating : *** 3 Stars

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