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Moab Is My Washpot - Stephen Fry
Moab Is My Washpot
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A number one bestseller in Britain, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown... show more
A number one bestseller in Britain, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action.        Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781569472026 (1569472025)
ASIN: 1569472025
Publisher: Soho Press
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
Series: Memoir (#1)
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K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it
4.0 Moab Is My Washpot
I postulate that one cannot dislike Stephen Fry while at the same time be a complete and happy human being.This memoir drips with his signature humor, wit, and charm.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Moab Is My Washpot
An utter delight. I love Fry's rambling, self-conscious, clever prose, and though I was never a schoolboy, let alone a gay, Jewish, public school boy, there was certainly enough about alienation, about impossible first loves, and about not being able to *do* that which moves you the most, for me to ...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it
4.0
I adore Stephen Fry. Obviously. His personality burns through everything he does, he is exceptionally charismatic, well-spoken and charming. But I have never really engaged with his writing until now. A few months ago I accidently stumbled upon his beautiful essay "Have You Ever Heard of Oscar Wilde...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it
4.0
I do love Stephen Fry. This book was beautifully written and painfully honest but somehow it still took me ages to read...possibly because he does have a tendency to get distracted A LOT. That is not exactly unusual in autobiographies but on several occasions writing about a certain event led to one...
CharlotteBuriedinBooks
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it
2.0
I've always been a fan of Stephen Fry, national treasure that he is. Wordsmith extraordinare, QI host, Comedian, Actor and Writer. I've had this book for a long time and never read it - until now. I really, really wanted to like it, but it's not an easy thing to read. Because he wasn't particula...
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