Moab Is My Washpot (Google eBook)

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Soho Press, Sep 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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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 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.
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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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Review: Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1)

User Review  - Tony Johnston - Goodreads

I would find it tough to fully explain why I dislike this book because to do so would require a long essay and frankly, it doesn't deserve that. In summary, I am very disappointed. Like a lot of ... Read full review

Review: Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Recently I saw a clip of an interview with Stephen Fry on Craig Ferguson's talk show which caused me to search YouTube for more of his interviews. In the end, my search led me to this book. I've been ... Read full review

Contents

Cover
Joining
Falling
Breaking
Catching
Copyright

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Stephen Fry is an actor, producer, director, and writer who has appeared in numerous TV series and movies, including Jeeves and Wooster, Wilde, Gosford Park, V for Vendetta and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He is the bestselling author of four novels and several works of nonfiction. He divides his time between New York and the UK.


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