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Stephen Fry, star of Wilde and host of QI , is firmly established as a celebrated cultural figure. But when he arrived at Cambridge he was a convicted thief, an addict, and a failed suicide, convinced that he would be expelled. Instead, university life offered him love and the chance to entertain. He befriended bright young things like Hugh Laurie, now the star of House, and Emma Thompson. This is the hilarious and utterly compelling story of how the Stephen the world knows (or thinks it knows) took his first steps in the worlds of theater, radio, television, and film. Tales of scandal and champagne jostle with insights into hard-earned stardom. The Fry Chronicles is not afraid to confront the chasm that separates public image from private feeling, and it is marvelously rich in trademark wit and verbal brilliance.

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The Fry Chronicles
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4.5 / 5
January 22nd, 2014
Whilst Stephen Fry makes no secret of the fact that he uses four words where one would suffice and his language is at times requiring of a dictionary, or certainly was for this reader, this is still the most fabulous read! Stephen takes the reader through his journey of youth into young adulthood and introduces us along the way to his acting buddies and some light hearted tales. There is a sense as well of his to be later documented struggles with success. A pleasure to read and I found myself hard pushed to put it down.
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