The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography
Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Instead, he befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie, and he emerged as one of the most... show more
Stephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Instead, he befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie, and he emerged as one of the most promising comic talents in the world. This is the engrossing, hilarious, and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the world knows (or thinks it knows) found his way. Tales of champagne, love, and conspicuous consumption jostle with insights into Broadway and TV stardom. A feat of trademark wit and verbal brilliance, this is a book unafraid of confronting the chasm that separates celebrity from a young man's personal reality.
Publish date: January 19th 2012
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Memoir (#2)
Reading Stephen Fry is like talking to a friend that you haven't seen for a long time, and a friend that have such closeness that make you a bit uneasy at time, but endearing after a while. Imagine talking to someone who like to tell intimate details of his life, while sipping English tea with bis...
DNF at page15 This review in no way impacts my love for Stephen Fry. It's just that this book was seriously hard to keep up with. It was written in a flowery classic English style much like a Jane Austen book, and I had a lot of trouble keeping everything straight. I tend to read while my son is r...
This was such a lovely read! Memorable stories, great narration, and lots of namedropping (see under characters), it this is something you're not averse to. Highly enjoyable.
I enjoyed this second stage of Fry's autobiography, which covers eight years only: his college life, and his early professional life in stage and television comedy in Britain. As with the previous volume, there's lots of introspective rambling (a feature I enjoy) and plenty of anecodotes. There are ...
A must read for any of Fry's fans