Moab Is My Washpot

Moab Is My Washpot

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Paperback Published on: 05/08/2004
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Synopsis

'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

Moab is My Washpot is in turns funny, shocking, tender, delicious, sad, lyrical, bruisingly frank and addictively readable.

Stephen Fry's bestselling memoir tells how, sent to a boarding school 200 miles from home at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love, ecstasy, carnal violation, expulsion, imprisonment, criminal conviction, probation and catastrophe to emerge, at eighteen, ready to try and face the world in which he had always felt a stranger.

Fry writes with the wit to which we have become accustomed, but with shocking candour too. In an age of glossy celebrity autobiographies, Moab is My Washpot sets the high standard to which others should aspire.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099457046
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 321g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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Moab Is My Washpot
Moab is My Washpot
Witty, charming, over-the-top, very colourful and brutally honest is the only way you can describe this autobiography covering the first troubled, chaotic ... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Moab Is My Washpot
Stephen Fry's magnum opus
Whenever he writes, Stephen Fry is always a pleasure to read and this book, a witty tale of his first twenty years, is no exception. It recounts the highs ... READ MORE
Scottv2
Moab Is My Washpot
Moab is My Washpot
A good peek into the early stages of Stephen Fry's life. This book is packed with wonderful wit and has an extremely personal feel to it. It will make yo... READ MORE
Emma Burlinson
Moab Is My Washpot
brilliant
I laughed, I cried, I was amazed at Stephens early life and what goes on on behind closed doors in boarding schools!!! This book is a great read if you are... READ MORE
Ron73