The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography
Stephen Fry, star of Wilde and host of QI , is firmly established as a celebrated cultural figure. But when he arrived at Cambridge he was a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, convinced that he would be expelled. Instead, university life offered him love and the chance to... show more
Stephen Fry, star of Wilde and host of QI , is firmly established as a celebrated cultural figure. But when he arrived at Cambridge he was a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, convinced that he would be expelled. Instead, university life offered him love and the chance to entertain. He befriended bright young things like Hugh Laurie, now the star of House, and Emma Thompson. This is the hilarious and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the world knows (or thinks it knows) took his first steps in the worlds of theater, radio, television, and film. Tales of scandal and champagne jostle with insights into hard-earned stardom. The Fry Chronicles is not afraid to confront the chasm that separates public image from private feeling, and it is marvelously rich in trademark wit and verbal brilliance.
Publish date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Overlook TP
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