The Moon's a Balloon

The Moon's a Balloon: The Guardian’s Number One Hollywood Autobiography

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Paperback Published on: 27/10/1994
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ONE OF THE BESTSELLING MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME WITH OVER FIVE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDEDiscover the heartfelt, laugh-out-loud account of one of Hollywood's greatest actors and, above all, greatest menDebonair English wit and humourist extraordinaire, star of The Pink Panther, Casino Royal and Around the World in 80 Days, few Hollywood actors are remembered as fondly as David Niven.In this bestselling autobiography, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life, regaling us with tales of school expulsion and wartime hi-jinks. However, it is his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - from Lawrence Oliver and Vivien Leigh to Elizabeth Taylor, Noel Coward and dozens of others - that turn this memoir into an outright masterpiece.An intimate, gossipy, warm and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again.***'An immensely enjoyable, witty and racy memoir' Sunday Times'Forthright, bawdy, and often hilarious, zany and zestful, his anecdotes should keep you entertained for hours' Sunday Express'Niven's life was Wodehouse with tears' John Mortimer

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140239249
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Moon's a Balloon
The Moons a balloon..David Niven
I first read this book years ago...I was on a plane to Spain It was the first ever book that made me laugh out loud... Unfortunately left it on the plane …... READ MORE
Cassandra Ruddick
The Moon's a Balloon
Best of its kind
Rightly regarded as one of the best acting autobiographies all time. Every page is an absolute joy.
Simon Barnes
The Moon's a Balloon
David Niven was a great actor, a raconteur, and a gentleman. His autobiographies are such fun and endlessly entertaining. He writes well and his voice com... READ MORE
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The Moon's a Balloon
The Moons a balloon by David Niven
This is a very funny and charming book.He had a good life with fulfilment doing what he loved. His coming of age was wonderful to learn about love the way... READ MORE
john atkinson
The Moon's a Balloon
I've always liked David Niven the quintessential English Gentlemen in both film and in life. With this honest account of his early years and military servi... READ MORE

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