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    DescriptionBritain's best-loved comic genius, Stephen Fry, turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his chariot of Englishness, a black London cab.Stephen Fry has always loved America. In fact, he came very close to being born here. His fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its fifty states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, and beliefs creates such a remarkable nation. Stephen starts his journey on the East Coast and zigzags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii, talking to each state's hospitable citizens, listening to music, visiting landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breathtaking landscapes, following wherever his curiosity leads him. En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in Mardi Gras in New Orleans, drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota, joins a Georgia family for Thanksgiving, "picks" with bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.Whether in a club for failed gangsters in Brooklyn, New York (yes, those are real bullet holes), or celebrating Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America--mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers, and hoboes, bringing to life the oddities and splendors of each locale. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is the author's homage to this extraordinary country.

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    Stephen Fry in America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Fry, By (photographer) Vanda Vucicevic
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 313
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061456381
    ISBN 10: 0061456381

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 917.304931
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13190
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, TRV025000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 917.30409/047
    LC classification: E169.Z83 F74 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A25600000
    DC21: 917.304931
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, HUM000000
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    03 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Informative, charming and witty. A delight from Maine to Hawaii."--Sunday Tribune (South Africa)