The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

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Overlook, Jan 19, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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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  - quiBee - LibraryThing

Usually interesting, occasionally dry, occasionally laugh out loud, look at Stephen Fry's life from his college years to his first steps out into the world of entertainment, with wanderings into his ... Read full review

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User Review  - olegalCA - LibraryThing

Only Stephen Fry could write over 400 pages of his life, still not get to the parts I'm interested in, and have me be happy regardless. Nice to read about the beginnings of his relationship with Hugh Laurie... 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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