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Overlook Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
Billy, the revelatory, poignant, and wildly entertaining biography is written by the woman who knows him best--his wife.With insight and objectivity, Pamela Stephenson, a clinical psychologist, takes us through the heartbreaking and hilarious life of a comic legend and what made him the man he is today. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor and a remarkable range of performances as a brilliant comic, a serious actor who played opposite Dame Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown , and the star of the U.S. television show Head of the Class.

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Absolutely brilliant book. Laughed my way through the book, even the sad moments had a funny twist. Would give this book as a present as I think most people would find it funny. Read full review

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This is a book about one of my very favourite comedians. Back Cover Blurb: Who is the real Billy Connolly? He's the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Pamela Stephenson was born in New Zealand and, like her husband Billy Connolly, was originally a comedian. She appeared in a variety of movies and television shows, including Saturday Night Live. Pamela and Billy currently live and work in Los Angeles, where she is a clinical psychologist.

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