Stephen Fry is back with the second instalment of his memoirs, picking up at his university years. It’s witty as ever and full of details about his more recent and turbulent life. Spanning 1979-1987, this title charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir is a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It details some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you and, above all, surprise you.
Thirteen years ago, Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge bestseller. In those thirteen years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director and presenter. In January 2010, he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards.
'Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book.' The Times
'Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy.' Observer
'Arguably the greatest living Englishman.' Independent on Sunday
'Extremely enjoyable.' Sunday Times
'Fry's linguistic facility remains one of the Wildean wonders of the new media age. The patron saint of British intelligence.' Daily Telegraph
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||12th May 2011|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Television, Individual actors & performers,|
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.More About Stephen Fry