The Resource More fool me, Stephen Fry

More fool me, Stephen Fry

Label
More fool me
Title
More fool me
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fry
Title variation
More fool me
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me. 'Oh dear I am an arse. I expect there'll be what I believe is called an "intervention" soon. I keep picturing it. All my friends bearing down on me and me denying everything until my pockets are emptied. Oh the shame.' In his early thirties, Stephen Fry - writer, comedian, star of stage and screen - had, as they say, 'made it'. Much loved in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, The Liar, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. What could possibly go wrong? Then, as the 80s drew to a close, he discovered a most enjoyable way to burn the candle at both ends, and took to excess like a duck to breadcrumbs. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never ending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, in a ludicrous and impressive act of bravado, he fooled all those except the very closest to him, some of whom were most enjoyably engaged in the same dance. He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow...Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden. Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week
Summary
By his early thirties, Stephen Fry--writer, comedian, star of stage and screen--had, as they say, "made it." Much loved on British television, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends,he had more work than was perhaps good for him. As the '80s drew to a close, he began to burn the candle at both ends. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a neverending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, he was a high functioning addict. He was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow. Filled with raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain--revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430480
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fry, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 791.45028092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fry, Stephen
  • Authors, English
  • Television personalities
  • Comedians
  • Actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
More fool me, Stephen Fry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Chapter One -- Catch-up -- Very Naughty, but... in the Right Spirit -- Moral or Medical? -- The Early Days
Control code
000053414727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780718179786
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
More fool me, Stephen Fry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Chapter One -- Catch-up -- Very Naughty, but... in the Right Spirit -- Moral or Medical? -- The Early Days
Control code
000053414727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780718179786
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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