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.
        
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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A good insight into a complex man. - Goodreads
This book's only flaw: not enough pictures! - Goodreads
As a writer Stephen Fry makes a great actor. - Goodreads
Stephen Fry is a brilliant, entertaining writer. - Goodreads
Some of the digressions are wonderful, some less so. - Goodreads
He turned out to be a pretty good writer too. - Goodreads

Review: Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1)

User Review  - Ingrid Sinclair - Goodreads

Very enjoyable and hard to put down, even though it might be slightly overwritten in places. Enlightening, fun and smart reading. Some great quotes, especially this one: “People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can't.” Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn Ellis - Goodreads

Reading Stephen Fry's early biography was surprising and a bit disappointing at first. I watch him regularly on TV and it was sad to find he had such big feet of clay as a child and young adult! By ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Stephen Fry has written three novels—The Liar, The Hippopotamus and Making History—and played Peter in the film Peter's Friends, Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the TV series Jeeves & Wooster, and teamed up with Hugh Laurie in the TV series A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
        
He currently divides his time between New York and his English homes in London and Norfolk.

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