My Alphabet

A Life from A to Z

My Alphabet

'I always knew he was quite creative, but I had no idea he was so reckless.' Lord Sugar

'The thinking woman's Bakewell tart ... Witty, interesting and underpinned by a sharp intellect' Jo Brand

'This book is a total delight - as wise and witty and surprising as the man himself' Gyles Brandreth


From Nick Hewer, the star of Countdownand The Apprentice, comes a superb new memoir, taking the reader on a brilliant, amusing and evocative journey from A to Z of his life.

As one of Lord Sugar's closest advisers, Nick Hewer came late to wider public attention when he was recruited to work with him on The Apprentice, joining from the first series that aired in 2005 and staying with the show for ten seasons. He quickly developed a reputation for his wry sense of humour, while his astute insights into the foibles and failings of the apprentices won him a cult following. 

Now, in Hewer's first book, he takes us through his life from A for Apprentice (of course) to Z for Zed list. Along the way, he discusses Determination and how to get it, offers insights from growing Old, reveals his greatest Regrets, talks about Tottenham and much else besides. There are chapters on Frights, Nicotine, the Queen and even one on Underwear! Equally at home on Question Time or Have I Got News For You, in the boardroom or chatting to a Mongolian policeman, Hewer shows himself to be a natural writer, too.
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471167065 | 
  • September 2018
List Price £20.00 (price may vary by retailer)

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Nick Hewer

Nick Hewer was born in Swindon in 1944 and ran a successful PR company for many years, before being recruited by Alan Sugar to work with him on the TV series The Apprentice. After ten seasons, he decided to leave in 2014. He has hosted Countdown since January 2012, and has made guest appearances on numerous other TV shows, from Question Time and Who Do You Think You Are? to Have I Got News For You and Celebirty Antiques Road Trip

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