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More Fool Me

Stephen Fry

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1133-4
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Hardcover
Overlook
6/9/2015

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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.


Praise for Stephen Fry:
"This is, above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny . . . Its camaraderie of tone lets it wear its learning lightly yet leaves you with . . . new insights, new ways of looking at things."
The Guardian

"Funny, poignant . . . His prose feels like an ideal form of conversation." —Washington Post

"Fry begins with an unnecessary apology for the ordinariness of his writing, and then proceeds to write masterfully, assessing himself with his signature blend of self-loathing and baffled amusement . . . The memoir stands as proof of the author's intelligence, wit, and insight."
Entertainment Weekly

"Delightful . . . To read this book is to fall in love (perhaps not for the first time) with its subjects . . . Strongly recommended." —National Review


Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He is also the bestselling author of four novels—The Stars’ Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar—as well as two previous memoirs—Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles.

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