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  • ISBN: 0718157915
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
  • ePub book: 1288 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Fry and Laurie Bit No. 4. The Fry Chronicles. This book picks up the threads and charts the next eight years of my life. Why so many pages for so few years?

Fry and Laurie Bit No. Stephen fry. Michael joseph. an imprint of. Penguin books. Published by the Penguin Group. Why so many pages for so few years? It was a late adolescence and early manhood crowded with incident, that is one answer.

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is the 2010 autobiography of Stephen Fry. The book is a continuation from the end of his 1997 publication of his first autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography. Though without a strict chronology, it concentrates on a seven-year period of Fry's life, taking up the story after his release from prison, his time at the University of Cambridge and his career in comedy by the late 1980s.

The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry’s second volume of autobiography. This publication embraces a trio of publishing platforms, combining the traditional with the modern. QI: The Book of General Ignorance. QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance.

Spanning 1979-1987, "The Fry Chronicles" charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book".

78 quotes from The Fry Chronicles (Memoir ‘The only reason people do not know much is. .You are free to treat this book like science fiction, fantasy or exotic travel literature.

78 quotes from The Fry Chronicles (Memoir ‘The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. Are there really men like Stephen Fry on this planet? Goodness, how alien some people are. And if I am not alone, then neither are you, and hand in hand we can marvel together at the strangeness of the human condition. Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles. tags: inspirational, life, uncertainty.

Stephen Fry. Boyd had produced Alan Clarke’s cinema version of Scum (the original 1977 BBC television production had been Mary Whitehoused off the screen) as well as Derek Jarman’s Tempest and Julien Temple’s Th.Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle and he now planned to direct his first major feature film, which was to be called Gossip. He imagined a British compendium of The Sweet Smell of Success and La Dolce Vita infused with the spirit and manner of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies.

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is the 2010 autobiography of Stephen Fr. The Fry Chronicles was the first publication to be published simultaneously as a conventionally printed book, an electronically enhanced eBook, a non-enhanced eBook, an audiobook narrated by Fry himself and an iOS application. All five publications were released on 13 September 2010.

Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book. Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy. Arguably the greatest living Englishman. Independent on Sunday).

The second volume of Stephen Fry's memoirs recalls his Cambridge years and rise to fame in perfect prose and excruciating honesty, writes Euan Ferguson. The second volume of Stephen Fry's memoirs recalls his Cambridge years and rise to fame in perfect prose and excruciating honesty. Sat 18 Sep 2010 1. 5 EDT First published on Sat 18 Sep 2010 1. 5 EDT.


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If I had no visual on Stephen Fry and had to read this in braille, not only would my fingers be on fire but I could picture him in my head with ease. Whilst he uses words here and there that I wonder even exist, they are always in context and utterly in character. I mean, who can keep his readers' attention for over two pages describing filling, lighting and then inhalation of his pipe ? Soooo naughty, Stephen but then we did in those days, didn't we, as did my grandfather who fought in the trenches in WW1 and died aged 85 of his pipe. His writing is sensual, evocative and delicious, only occasionally running out of control to the point where I lost interest and skipped on. Don't think I have ever read any biography word for word, so this is no exception. But with Stephen, you can't skip too much or you will miss out on something major. He might ramble on a bit - nay, he does ramble on a bit - about the state of theatre in Cambridge but quick as a flash, there in one paragraph, he mentions when he "came out" as a gay man to his parents. Easily missed, the precision of the statement with his mother and father's wonderful responses will stay with me forever. What I love about Stephen Fry is that he is...........Stephen Fry. Candid, funny, erudite, this book enables us to learn more about one of the most entertaining and interesting artists of our time.
lets go baby lets go baby
I read this paperback copy with a happy, conspiratory feeling -- I had mine shipped from England for $0.77 and was gloating over the fact that no one else in the U.S. would have it yet. I am continually surprised by how little Stephen Fry is known here in general... I think he's a treasure of a human being, if certainly infuriating at times.

One blurb on the back cover says that "most readers will close this book and want to give it a hug." I can't think of an apter way to sum up the experience than that. Stephen exposes all of his quivering insecurity, stifling self-consciousness and second-guessing, embarrassments, longings, disappointments, and confusions about life. It takes enormous bravery to be this emotionally honest (especially, as he would be the first to point out, for an Englishman). This leaves him wide-open for ridicule and derision, but I felt nothing but tenderness toward Stephen Fry after reading his book. I've been a fan of him on the basis of his elocution, acting ability, and pure personality for a while; but this made me feel positively kindred toward the man. Even though I know nothing of his world, and grew up completely divorced from the culture he was steeped in, the things that he writes about resound with the most private, core aspects of human experience -- shame, uncertainty, and devouring desire.

So yes, he goes on a bit. The book is absurdly long-winded and apologetic, self-aggrandizing and sad. But Stephen always seems absolutely sure of what he wants to say, how he wants to say it, and why. That is enough of a thesis for me, and his style carries it away beautifully.
Xirmiu Xirmiu
I could hear Fry's voice throughout, with all his various quirks and congenial use of language so particular to him. I like him immensely, and was astonished to learn how naughty he was as a youngster. Nice to get an inside view of his rapid rise, reviews of old shows on British TV and on stage. Made me go look on on the internet to find out more...Looking forward to reading what comes after his cliff-hanging tease...
Silver Globol Silver Globol
I must admit to a bias: I adore Stephen Fry, and so I was bound to love this book.
Reading it, I can hear his voice in my ear as he relates each detail with equal parts of pride and shame.
Learning more about him, and the (mostly) wonderful people that surrounded his life during his 20s was fascinating, especially when it came to his connection with Douglas Adams, another author I was particularly fond of.
The dearest thing about Mr Fry's writing is that he makes it seem like he is writing just for you, and that's a wonderful experience as a reader.
I look forward to the next installment in the autobiographical series, even though I know it has an ominous start.
Malahelm Malahelm
As a big Fry fan, I was hoping for a little more. I didn't know until I received it that his childhood years were covered in another book. Also, while he reveals some very intimate details, they are quickly dispensed with. The book seemed to me to be more about Cambridge life, or an homage to Emma Thompson and other friends. This is certainly due in part to his low self-esteem, but really Stephen, if you are going to write an autobiography...!
Dorintrius Dorintrius
After Moab is my Washpot, this book was a letdown. Too dark. I can't necessarily blame Mr. Fry. I expected humor, not a long, drawn-out, detailed description of the seedier times of his life. However, this was an autobiography, and I'm a huge fan, so I should be glad of the insight.

I blame myself.
watching to future watching to future
For greatest enjoyment I'd definitely recommend approaching The Fry Chronicles after reading Fry's first autobiographical volume, 'Moab Is My Washpot'. The two dovetail perfectly, with The Fry Chronicles picking up the story as Stephen starts university.

The book provides an interesting insight into the formative years of the man who is perhaps the greatest living embodiment of the BBC's mission: to educate, inform, and entertain. The self-effacing way that Stephen writes about himself seems authentic which, given the broad range of his accomplishments, is an extremely endearing quality, and one that's not too common among 'celebrity' autobiographies.