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Moab Is My Washpot

By Stephen Fry

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| Paperback | 9781569472026

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A number one bestseller in Britain that topped the lists there for months, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the Continue

A number one bestseller in Britain that topped the lists there for months, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action.
        
Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion.
        
This extraordinary and affecting book has "a tragic grandeur that lifts it to classic status," raved the Financial Times in one of the many ecstatic British reviews. Stephen Fry's autobiography, in turns funny, shocking, sad, bruisingly frank and always compulsively readable, could well become a classic gay coming-of-age memoir.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Moab is my Washpot è una delle poche autobiografie che abbia mai letto. La personalità di Stephen Fry prorompe nel suo stile che rende piacevole la lettura anche dei più insignificanti dettagli della sua vita. Come Bildungsroman sembra terminare a me ...(continue)

    Moab is my Washpot è una delle poche autobiografie che abbia mai letto. La personalità di Stephen Fry prorompe nel suo stile che rende piacevole la lettura anche dei più insignificanti dettagli della sua vita. Come Bildungsroman sembra terminare a metà – Fry scrive della sua infanzia ed adolescenza, lasciandoci alle soglie dei suoi vent’anni – e in questo mi ha lasciato un po’ di amaro in bocca; come stimolo a continuare a leggere, vedere, respirare lo Stephénesque è riuscito pienamente nel suo scopo. Consigliato a tutti gli anglofili!

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    Marsfer said on Nov 7, 2012 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    This book deals with the first 20 years of Stephen Fry's life. Clearly he has always been a smart person, but here we also find his "dark side": he was a compulsive thief, a liar and was expelled from two schools. We also see how he became aware of h ...(continue)

    This book deals with the first 20 years of Stephen Fry's life. Clearly he has always been a smart person, but here we also find his "dark side": he was a compulsive thief, a liar and was expelled from two schools. We also see how he became aware of his homosexuality, although he did try to fight against it for some time.
    Funny, sad, oddball - like Fry himself. And really compelling.

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    Marco Piva said on Feb 21, 2011 | Add your feedback

  • 3 people find this helpful

    i love stephen - his cinema, his comedies, his q.i., his poetry, his software reviews... this book was moving and shocking, at times, very very good.

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    Elsastella said on Mar 30, 2009 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    I knew very little about Stephen Fry when I read this book, began, that is. He writes in an illuminating manner, the story really feels like he's talking to you in a quiet, intimate setting. You learn about him, and you reflect on mistakes of youth a ...(continue)

    I knew very little about Stephen Fry when I read this book, began, that is. He writes in an illuminating manner, the story really feels like he's talking to you in a quiet, intimate setting. You learn about him, and you reflect on mistakes of youth and whatever course your life is heading. It's remarkable how eventful his life has been, what's more remarkable is that the book is as good as it is. It avoids mawkishness, but there's genuine emotion. It's hard to dislike it, to be sure.

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    Alex Richardson said on Apr 11, 2008 | Add your feedback

  • 3 people find this helpful

    I'm not a biographies' fan...

    ...but Stephen Fry's life is so entertainingly written, that I read and re-read it. I love his style, and after this one, I went for other books of this fantastic writer, actor and man.

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    tam said on Aug 21, 2007 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 376 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1569472025
  • ISBN-13: 9781569472026
  • Publisher: Soho Press
  • Publish date: 2000-05-01
  • Dimensions: 193 mm x 967 mm x 1,483 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook
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