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The Greedy Bastard Diary by Eric Idle
  

The Greedy Bastard Diary

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The Greedy Bastard of the title is, of course, Eric but it refers to a three and a half month, low budget show he toured across America, keeping a diary along the way. So itâs full of reflection, reminiscence, incidents and off-the-wall asides. Itâs great for Python fans and humour-travel addicts alike, a good bedside book to dip in and out of.

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Synopsis

The Greedy Bastard Diary by Eric Idle

'I still feel somewhat nervous encroaching on the Palin territory of writing a travel diary based on a journey... thought it is true, I reason, that all the Pythons have been involved in documentaries. So this must be a Python thing. What is this urge to probe and examine by ex-comedians? Are they tired of dressing up as women? Surely not.' - Eric Idle

As he crossed the US on The Greedy Bastard Tour, Eric Idle kept a diary on the Monty Python website updating fans with his experiences, insights and observations. Inspired by blogs, THE GREEDY BASTARD DIARY is an honest, hysterical and moving book - part travelogue, part memoir - that chronicles those 80 days on the road, offering Idle's thoughts on his career, personal life and the country he now calls his home. Reflective, ironic, and stamped with his renowned wit, this illuminating work takes readers on a personal tour with the legendary star and offers an intimate, close-up look inside the man as never before.

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'a thoroughly enjoyable read.' THE BOOKSELLER

About the Author

Eric Idle
Eric Idle is the third tallest member of Monty Python. In addition to the Python scripts, he is the author of the novels The Road to Mars and Hello Sailor, the play Pass the Butler; and the children's book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Publication date

13th October 2005

Author

Eric Idle

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780297850991

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