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. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail 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.
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. More recently he 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.
Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2010.
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Penguin Books Ltd
29 Nov, 2010
In the introduction to The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry says â€˜I love wordsâ€¦ the luxuriant profusion and mad scatter of themâ€™. Itâ€™s a fitting way to describe this very memoir. Over 400 pages, Fry takes us on a rambling journey through the story of his adult life, from university years to his rise to fame as a comedian and actor. Itâ€™s very English some of the time and very verbose most of the time; as I read I kept seeing visions of a baggy eyed editor crying â€˜Really, Stephen? Three pages devoted to how the Houses are organised at Cambridge?â€™ But what else would you expect from Fry? It also happens to be a funny and honest self-examination from a man who has lived a deeply rich and interesting life, and makes for a perfect Summer read.