Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge best seller. In the 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.
©2010 Stephen Fry (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd
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Absolutely loved this book. Listened to it twice now. Such a wonderful man, inspirational. Great mind, a complete treasure.
Very enjoyable, Steve fry is such a wonder to listen to. Shame it had to end.
"Really lovely story/autobiography."
Cant wait for the next book. I loved listening to the college years and how he met all his friends and foes.
"The life and times of a national treasure."
If I were to be asked the question "who would you like to spend an evening in conversation with?", the answer would always be Stephen Fry.
He has a way with words that just mesmerise me, I could listen to him for hours.
The rich tapestry of his life fascinates me, the fact that he's not pigeon holed into one role in his working life only helps to ensure that his story is intriguing and entertaining.
Brilliantly performed, a sheer joy that had had me losing hour after hour. This book charts his teens and twenties... and covers the start of his long career in the public eye.
It's clear that at times he doesn't hold himself in high regard, but the rest of us certainly do.
I doubt he will ever see this (he even states himself he doesn't read reviews).... but if it did, id say thankyou for letting us in. It's been a real pleasure.
"fry as witty as ever."
highly recommended being almost as funny as some of his outstanding television work. it's made all the better by his voice carrying as much gravitas as ever.
So up his own ass it's quite disgusting. Deleted before I could tolerate any more.
"Witty, Warm, and Charming"
As you'd expect from Stephen Fry, this book is like a comforting hug.
The narration and writing is exactly what you'd expect if you're familiar with his work and at the end of a day of work it was delightful to put this on and listen to Stephen talk of his time at Cambridge and beyond.
At times light hearted and amusing, at times thought provoking and deep. A must read for any fan of Fry.
"It's Stephen Fry, need one say more..."
When a book is enjoyable you automatically look for a follow up. I'm going straight onto the next instalment. I am just relieved that has been written.
I loved the honesty and ordinariness of Stephen telling me all about his extraordinary life. Felt I would be able to chat to him as he has a way of including me in the conversation he is having.
So glad he reads it himself.
"Fantastic book can't wait to the next one"
I really enjoyed this book :) a great insight into the fry world. His honesty is quite something!
If you like Stephen Fry you will love this book. He reads with clarity and emotion.
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