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    Stephen Fry Memoir - more fool me

    Featured Book: Stephen Fry - More Fool Me

    "Memoir, the act of literary remembering, for me seems to take the form of a kind of dialogue with my former self. What are you doing? Why are you behaving like that? Who do you think you’re fooling? Stop it! Don’t do that! Look out!

    Books, too, can take the form of a dialogue. I flatter myself, vainly perhaps, that I have been having a dialogue with you. You might think this is madness. But truly do I hear what I consider to be the voice of the reader, your voice. Yes, yours. Hundreds of thousands of you, wincing, pursing your lips, laughing here, hissing here, nodding, tutting, comparing your life to mine with as much objective honesty as you can.” Stephen Fry, More Fool Me

    About the book
    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 water. 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.

    “I am wary of interpretations. I refuse to interpret my life and its motives because I am not qualified. You may choose to do so. You may find me and my history repugnant, fascinating, indicative of an age now long gone, typical of a breed whose time is up. There are all kinds of ways of looking at me and my story…I will leave interpretation and, generally speaking, motivation, to you.”

    Stephen Fry, More Fool Me

    Stephen Fry is a leading light in film, theatre, radio and television the world over, receiving accolades in spades and plaudits by the shovel. As a writer, producer, director, actor and presenter he has featured in works as varied and adored as the movie Wilde, the TV series Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, the sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie, the panel game QI, the radio series Fry’s English Delight, Shakespeare’s Globe’s celebrated 2012 production of Twelfth Night (as Malvolio) and documentaries on countless subjects very close to his heart.

    He is also the bestselling author of four novels – The Stars’ Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus (the writing of which is described herein) and The Liar – as well as two volumes of autobiography – Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, publishing in six unique editions which combined to sell over a million copies.

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