"This is, above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny . . . Its camaraderie of tone lets it wear its learning lightly yet leaves you with . . . new insights, new ways of looking at things."
(- The Guardian
"Mr. Fry is pitiless on the subject of his young self, but he's also wry and tender and hilarious."
"Funny, poignant . . . His prose feels like an ideal form of conversation."
"Fry begins with an unnecessary apology for the ordinariness of his writing, and then proceeds to write masterfully, assessing himself with his signature blend of self-loathing and baffled amusement . . . The memoir stands as proof of the author's intelligence, wit, and insight."
"The Fry Chronicles is so slickly charming it seems churlish to harrumph"
(--Wall Street Journal
"Stephen Fry's new volume of memoirs, The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography is a delightful account of the legendary British comedian/actor's years at Cambridge, and his first years in show business. Even his occasional overwriting is so quickly followed by witty self-deprecation that he never loses the reader's sympathy and interest. To read this book is to fall in love (perhaps not for the first time) with its subjects: one of the world's greatest universities, and the British comic tradition. Strongly recommended."
About the Author
STEPHEN FRY is an actor, producer, director, and writer who has starred in numerous TV series including Blackadder, Jeeves & Wooster, the sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie (with House star Hugh Laurie). He is the bestselling author of four novels as well as several works of nonfiction.