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The Repair Job
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The Repair Job (Hardback)

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Synopsis

The Repair Job is an inspirational memoir about beating the odds and turning things around even when it all seems hopeless. Jay's most impressive restoration job was himself. Having battled racism from peers and teachers, police brutality, homelessness and a breakdown, Jay eventually overcame the struggles of his past and became the beloved presenter of The Repair Shop which, with 6.5 million viewers, is a national phenomenon.



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 roughly introduced to violent racism at secondary school, to being brutalized by police as a teen.



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.

Originally from Hackney, Jay is dyslexic and after leaving school at 15 with no qualifications, he eventually managed to get back on track studying for a degree in criminology and philosophy at Buckingham University before finding his true vocation in restoration. Jay is an inspirational motivator and was the former co-founder of award-winning social enterprises Out of The Dark and Street of Dreams. Working with disengaged and disadvantaged young people, Jay was able to mentor and support thousands of individuals over the years to realise their full potential.

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