Barry Humphries My Life as Me: A Memoir

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My Life as Me: A Memoir

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Described by Barry Humphries as a "cubist self-portrait", this autobiography revisits his childhood, his adolescence, his love-hate relationship with Australia and his adventures of the heart and of the stage. In this memoir, his various fascinations are explored: painting, travel, marriage and divorce, and his friendships with comedians, artists and writers such as Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Patrick White, Sidney Nolan, John Betjeman, Stephen Spender and many others. A master of comic writing, he tells us of his pivileged youth in suburban Melbourne. With a disarming candour that he already regrets, he describes his hectic artistic and romantic career in Australia, England and America and he shares with us hilarious behind-the-scenes details of this life as creator and personal manager of Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and Dame Edna Everage.

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Barry Humphries, sometimes known as Dame Edna Everage, is the author of several autobiographies, and plays. MORE PLEASE, his first autobiographical foray, won the JR Ackerley prize in 1993 and unparalleled praise. He is married to Lizzie Spender, the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender, and has two sons and two daughters.

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