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The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

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By (author) Stephen Fry

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  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Format: Hardback | 438 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 38mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 19 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1590207149
  • ISBN 13: 9781590207147
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 115,099

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Stephen 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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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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"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"