The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

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Overlook, Jan 19, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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.

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User Review  - aront - LibraryThing

I actually liked this volume a bit better than Moab. Sure there is quite a bit of tedious self abasement and apologies. But not as much as in the first - probably because he is writing about a ... Read full review

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Some books are very good in general, but wear out their welcome about halfway through - and sometimes you are aware before you are halfway through that the book is going to wear out its welcome soon ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

STEPHEN FRY is an actor, producer, director, and writer who has starred in numerous TV series including "Blackadder, Jeeves & Wooster," the sketch show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (with "House" star Hugh Laurie). He is the bestselling author of four novels as well as several works of nonfiction.

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