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Moab Is My Washpot - Stephen Fry

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780099457046
Number Of Pages: 448

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a) A fatuous, wasted, degenerate and wholly useless existence captured in delicate, lyrical and exquisitely realised prose.

b) Lightly amusing anecdotes and tender reminiscences of the great men and women encountered during a rich, varied and rewarding lifetime, fondly remembered in the tranquil evening of a career of public service.

c) The autobiography of a dizzying life fuelled by the lust for power and the search for ever more degrading downward paths of repulsive sexual adventuring and self-destructive debaucheries: the unrepentant libertine author seeks revenge on his many enemies and tears the lid off the private life of blameless churchmen and librarians.

Stephen Fry`s autobiography is all and none of these. too old to rock and roll, too young to die, the author looks back with bruising frankness at his life so far.

About The Author

As well as being the bestselling author of three novels, <i.Making History, The Hippopotamus And The Liar, and the first volume of his autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry has played Peter in Peter’s Friends, Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde and Jeeves in the television series Jeeves and Wooster. He also starred alongside Hugh Laurie in the extremely popular television series Fry And Laurie.

Industry Reviews

"One of the most poignant, funny, intelligent, frank and horribly addictive books you're likely to read all year" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Stephen Fry is one of the great originals... This autobiography of his first twenty years is a pleasure to read, mixing outrageous acts with sensible opinions in bewildering confusion... That so much outward charm, self-awareness and intellect should exist alongside behaviour that threatened to ruin the lives of innocent victims, noble parents and Fry himself, gives the book a tragic grandeur and lifts it to classic status." * Financial Times *
"A remarkable, perhaps even unique, exercise in autobiography... that aroma of authenticity that is the point of all great autobiographies; of which this, I rather think, is one." * Evening Standard *
"He writes superbly about his family, about his homosexuality, about the agonies of childhood... some of his bursts of simile take the breath away... his most satisfying and appealing book so far." * Observer *
"This is one of the most extraordinary and affecting biographies I have read... Stephen is... painfully honest when trying to grapple with his ever-present demons, and often, as you might expect, very funny... I hope to goodness there'll be a sequel. I can't wait for more." * Daily Mail *

Excellent book.


Excellent and easy to read life story, love his use of language and words,told warts and all so if your easily disgusted about the few liasons he has with the same sex (a very small part of the book) avoid it otherwise it is an easy and extremely funny read.



Another brilliant Fry


Another brilliant work by Fry. I read it just as though he was having a conversation with me. Thoroughly enjoy reading about his antics growing up.

Wellington, NZ


Moab Is My Washpot

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ISBN: 9780099457046
ISBN-10: 0099457040
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

Stephen Fry

About the Author

He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.

More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

Visit Stephen Fry's Booktopia Author Page