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    DescriptionStephen Fry arrived at Cambridge University as a convicted fraudster and thief, an addict, liar, fantasist, and failed suicide, convinced that any moment he would be sent away. Instead, he befriended bright young things like Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie, and he emerged as one of the most promising comic talents in the world. This is the engrossing, hilarious, and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the world knows (or thinks it knows) found his way. Tales of champagne, love, and conspicuous consumption jostle with insights into Broadway and TV stardom. A feat of trademark wit and verbal brilliance, this is a book unafraid of confronting the chasm that separates celebrity from a young man's personal reality.


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    Title
    The Fry Chronicles
    Subtitle
    An Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Fry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 438
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590207147
    ISBN 10: 1590207149
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA, BM, APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B, 823/.914
    B&T Approval Code: A07700000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, PER015000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC classification: PR6056.R88 Z46 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    19 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Stephen Fry's new volume of memoirs, "The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography" is a delightful account of the legendary British comedian/actor's years at Cambridge, and his first years in show business. Even his occasional overwriting is so quickly followed by witty self-deprecation that he never loses the reader's sympathy and interest. To read this book is to fall in love (perhaps not for the first time) with its subjects: one of the world's greatest universities, and the British comic tradition. Strongly recommended."---"National Review"