Moab Is My Washpot

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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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User Review  - Sabah - Goodreads

To Myself: Not To Be Read Until I Am Twenty-Five I know what you will think when you read this. You will be embarrassed. You will scoff and sneer. Well I tell you now that everything I feel now ... Read full review

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Moab is my Washpot By Stephen Fry Five stars The basic reaction I had as I finished Stephen Fry's autobiographical “Moab is my Washpot” was: Would Stephen Fry like me? I'm not usually quite this ... Read full review



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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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