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Britain's best-loved comic genius, Stephen Fry, turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his chariot of Englishness, a black London cab.
Stephen Fry has always loved America. In fact, he came very close to being born here. His fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its fifty states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, and beliefs creates such a remarkable nation. Stephen starts his journey on the East Coast and zigzags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii, talking to each state's hospitable citizens, listening to music, visiting landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breathtaking landscapes, following wherever his curiosity leads him.
En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in Mardi Gras in New Orleans, drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota, joins a Georgia family for Thanksgiving, "picks" with bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.
Whether in a club for failed gangsters in Brooklyn, New York (yes, those are real bullet holes), or celebrating Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America—mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers, and hoboes, bringing to life the oddities and splendors of each locale. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is the author's homage to this extraordinary country.
English actor/comedian Stephen Fry visits each of our 50 states. However, he doesn't stick to tourist-y destinations. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judith
A great way to share stories with friends and family about America. This book will help my friends plan their next visit to the USPublished 6 months ago by VERONICA W.
If you've never read anything by Stephen Fry, you've got to get started. In this book, he travels to every state in America, offering his opinions and comments of a country about... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eddie Webster
I'm a Brit living in California for a couple of years and we're hoping to travel across America in a RV as we leave. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Neil Benson
Solid all around.
Love Fry's humor.
Love this book.
You will learn a lot about the country and even the state you live in, while laughing... Read more
Stephen Fry traveled across America from September 2007, starting in Maine, to May 2008, ending in Hawaii. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Happy Reader
Fry, with his usual sense of humor, takes us through a tour of all fifty states. There are pictures from his travels on every page, so what more could you ask for? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bre
This was a cool show at the beginning , but turned into a ramble from a British Poofter who obviously has never worked or played hard a day in his life.Published 17 months ago by CTC
Fry visits every one of the States, so each chapter is necessarily brief and he misses things that locals would wish he had seen. Read morePublished 20 months ago by peaches