8vo. 344pp. Signed by Stephen Fry on title page. Head and foot of spine bumped slightly. Light edge wear to corners of dust jacket. Light surface scratches to front/back covers on dust jacket. Stephen Fry took a change in pace from his usual fictional work to tackle his own life's story. Fry covers his adolescent years with a easy-going attitude, even going into many personal details about his life, loves and incarceration. Fry has an addictive method of writing, and working in a non-fictional context makes this book easy to pick up and difficult to put down. Signed by Stephen Fry on the title page.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Stepehn Fry was born in 1957, and after a year or so of comparative silence, began to talk coherently in 1960. His first written work 'Mummy' was awarded the Sunnyvale Primary School Gold Star for Neatness in 1961. There followed years of neglect from the literary establishment until the Stout's Hill Preparatory School Senior Greek Prize of 1969 of 1969. A play Latin! won the Edinburgh Fringe First Prize ten years later. Four years after this Fry wrote the script for the award-winning musical Me & My Girl. There followed some years of acting, Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, some plays, some films, some books, a brief visit to bruges in 1995 and, this year Making History, this third novel. Stephen divides his time between Norfolk, London and New York City and has established something of a reputation as a knowledgeable colletor of late twentieth century parking tickets.
Review: Stephen Fry is not making this up! Fry started out as a dishonorable schoolboy inclined to lies, pranks, bringing decaying moles to school as a science exhibit, theft, suicide attempts, the illicit pursuit of candy and lads, a genius for mischief, and a neurotic life of crime that sent him straight to Pucklechurch Prison and Cambridge University, where he vaulted to fame along with actress Emma Thompson. He wound up starring as Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde, costarring in A Civil Action, and writing funny, distinguished novels.
This irresistible book, the best-written celebrity memoir of 1999, concentrates on Fry's first two tumultuous decades, but beware! A Fry sentence can lead anywhere, from a ringing defense of beating schoolchildren to a thoughtful comparison of male and female naughty parts. Fry's deepest regrets seem to be the elusiveness of a particular boy's love and the fact that, despite his keen ear for music, Fry's singing voice can make listeners "claw out their inner ears, electrocute their genitals, put on a Jim Reeves record, throw themselves cackling hysterically onto the path of moving buses... anything, anything to take away the pain." A chance mention of Fry's time-travel book about thwarting Hitler, Making History (a finalist for the 1998 Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History), leads to the startling real-life revelation that Fry's own Jewish uncle may have loaned a young, shivering Hitler the coat off his back.
Fry's life is full of school and jailhouse blues overcome by jaunty wit, à la Wilde. The title, from Psalm 108:9, refers to King David's triumph over the Philistines. Fry triumphs similarly, and with more style. --Tim Appelo
Title: Moab is my Washpot; An Autobiography
Publication Date: 1997
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Edition: First Edition.
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