Steven writes: 'This book is intended as a companion to the BBC Radio 4 series Steven Appleby's Normal Life, in which I attempt to set the record straight concerning a small part of my personal history. 'I am not arrogant enough to believe that I am special, or unique. I know that all the events I describe on radio and in this book are happening all over the world to ordinary people, all of the time. It is no joke to be pursued by Death riding a bicycle, or to discover that your children are aliens, so if the same thing happens to you I hope this book is of some comfort. You are not the only one. 'I hereby warrant that everything appearing in this book and on the radio is true.'