The Fry Chronicles

The Fry Chronicles

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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.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The popular actor, comedian, and writer traces his unlikely Cambridge education, his relationships with such contemporaries as Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, and his hedonistic rise to stardom.

& Taylor

A personal account presented in the linguistically witty style of the BBC actor best known for his performances in such productions as Blackadder and Jeeves & Wooster chronicles such topics as his unlikely Cambridge education, his relationships with such contemporaries as Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson and his hedonistic rise to stardom.

Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781590207147
Branch Call Number: Biography F947f
Characteristics: x, 438 p., [32] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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mfleesak Apr 26, 2014

Very good show biz bio. fry is a well known British humorist. Witty, well educated he writes very well.

FishbowlB77 Jul 19, 2012

It takes an Englishman like Stephen Fry to write such a BRILLIANT masterpiece!! A job well done!!

Jan 26, 2012

I hope Mr. Fry's editor got a large packet of money for this tome. One would not be at all be surprised to find Mr. Fry's love affair with words evident in each and every page, I wished by the end of the book he had only dated them.
Having said that, be prepared to put the book down again and again.

placebo Apr 24, 2011

Reading Fry's account of his life might even be more interesting than his fictional works. Excellently written, both funny and sad as you see how human the comedy genius of Fry is.

debwalker Feb 06, 2011

Fry's Cambridge days and early success in show business. Confessions and name-dropping.


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