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REVIEW ´ Moab Is My Washpot Stephen Fry Ü 1 REVIEW Has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel The Liar and now he reveals the eually tumultuous life that inspired it Sent to boarding school at the age of seven he survived beatings misery love affairs carnal violation expulsion attempted suicide criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge at the age of eighteen ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger One of very few Cambridge University graduates to. I would find it tough to fully explain why I dislike this book because to do so would reuire a long essay and frankly it doesn t deserve thatIn summary I am very disappointed Like a lot of people I had got used to Stephen Fry the national treasure and I looked forward to understanding and appreciating a little of this enigma The man with millions of Twitter followers The problem is I ended up wishing I hadn t bothered On the one hand I found myself disliking the author in a way I hadn t anticipated This in itself is not a reason to dislike a book although in the case of an autobiography it doesn t helpClearly you should judge his character for yourself his use and abuse of privilege his dishonesty not just in terms of thieving his problems with bipolar disorder and his own achievements in TV and other areas are all things that are matters of personal opinion All I will say is that this book has somewhat spoiled my enjoyment of his fantastic portrayal of the Jeeves character and that is a crime the author himself might understand I do feel obliged to appreciate anyone who manages to make a half decent mark in the world and so I ll get over itFor the book itself I found the writing variable Sometimes there are glimpses of good prose and you kid yourself that this man is actually living up to the hype However the sum of the parts left me feeling that this is a hollow book written by a hollow man It seems to me that he justifies everything by clouding your mind with words In between the descriptions of his amazingly well appointed schools are passionate apologies heartfelt splurges of polemic and hints of mental eccentricity I think most of this is an act He dismisses his own intelligence but then spends a lot of effort creating the impression that he is a victim of his own superlative brain and character This is privileged man who uses words and uotations to create an aura of erudition around himself when on close inspection there is little to justify this view Oh I am not so very bright and even if I were I wouldn t care said the dull boy to the judge SureClearing away this cloud I realised that I found his thoughts overblown and poorly presented About a third of the way in I remembered that I had read The Liar and that it was frankly trash Here underneath the excessive verbiage and constant reference to his extensive literary knowledge his own thoughts come through as a mishmash of gimcrack his word ideas self aggrandising and egotistical nonsense covered at appropriate times by the aforementioned passionate apologies Finally it occurred to me that this book tells us a lot about our society Surface over substance We see Stephen Fry the genius say a few smart things on TV and ergo he is amazingly talented in the eyes of the people We don t look underneath we tag we label I assume Sleeping Beauty Suspect Harleuin Intrigue #970 his tumultuous adolescence in Christmas with Her Boss his autobiographical first novel The Liar and now Hunters Moon Night Warriors #4 he reveals the eually tumultuous life that inspired it Sent to boarding school at the age of seven The Bad Luck Wedding Cake Bad Luck Wedding #2 he survived beatings misery love affairs carnal violation expulsion attempted suicide criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge at the age of eighteen ready to start over in a world in which The Accidental Bodyguard he One Good Man had always felt a stranger One of very few Cambridge University graduates to. 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REVIEW ´ Moab Is My Washpot Stephen Fry Ü 1 REVIEW A number one bestseller in Britain that topped the lists there for months Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank funny wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series the American profile of this multitalented writer actor and comedian has grown steadily especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde which earned him a Golden Globe nomination and his supporting role in A Civil Action        Fry. In Foucault s The History of Sexuality there is a chapter where and I m simplifying and summarising possibly far too much he compares Eastern and Western ways of sex Basically in the East people are initiated into sex they are taught sex as one might be taught to dance No one is expected to just know it is something you need to learn In the West we don t bother with that sort of thing What we do is turn sex into a science We feel the need to talk endlessly about sex Kinsy and Hite as much as Freud And most of all we do love to confess There is a sense in which a good autobiography is really little than a good confession How we ever stopped all being Catholic is uite beyond me but I never have understood religion In short then in the East they like to dance in the West we like to get the sex over as uick as we can so we can all head down to the pub to tell our matesIn a review of another of Fry s books I wrote at the start of the week and before I had started reading this one I said The thing I like most about Fry s writing is that it is disarmingly honest Now you would have thought I would have been primed for a good dose of honesty here this being his autobiography But no this book was infinitely honest than I had a right to expect I enjoyed this book so much so much that it may become a Christmas present for mum hard to say This takes his life up until he was about 20 He is the last person I could imagine ever being in gaol The idea of him being a thief is even harder to reconcile There is a constant air of foreboding about this book There are dark dark thunder clouds virtually always near enough to be heard but for the most part still on the horizon The storms never prove to be uite as horrible as they are in anticipation but the anticipation is beautifully crafted I ve long believed that we are only the vague acuaintances of our former selves sometimes not even that Fry brings this point out forcefully in a poem he wrote at 15 to his 25 year old self the sell out he knew his 25 year old self would have to become We are obsessed with the myth of the continuity of our self Fry plays with this idea in a fascinating way in the latter parts of this bookThere is remarkably little sex I would have expected to be honest but prefer that there is not If you believe all homosexuals are rampant sex manics you might be a bit disappointed with this book Fry is perhaps the best known and best loved homosexual in Britain or maybe that is Alan Bennett anyway I d have thought that this book would do as much as any to help dispel the eternal evil that is homophobia I loved his explanation of how he knew he was gay that he never fantasised about having sex with women only ever with men This is about the only way anyone can tell their sexuality I d have thought People might find the swearing challenging than the sex though There are four letter words that begin with F and even with C and both used repeatedly Because of the freuent use of the C word I m in the curious position of being able to buy this book for my mother but not for Lorena What a funny world we live inI m particularly fond of people holding forth and Fry does this throughout the book and then undercuts it all nicely with typically British self deprecation This was a good autobiography at times uite amusing and at other times uite painful a bit like life itself really A Child of Her Own his fans everywhere Shadow Dance have been waiting for Since Red Hot Reckless his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series the American profile of this multitalented writer actor and comedian The Good Daughter Deep in the Heart Harleuin Superromance No 1142 has grown steadily especially in the wake of Barons Of Texas Jill The Barons Of Texas Silhouette Desire his title role in the film Wilde which earned Silent Masuerade A Woman of Mystery Book 11 Harleuin Intrigue Series #315 him a Golden Globe nomination and All They Need his supporting role in A Civil Action        Fry. In Foucault s The History of Sexuality there is a chapter where and I m simplifying and summarising possibly far too much The Reluctant Bride Love Inspired #18 he compares Eastern and Western ways of sex Basically in the East people are initiated into sex they are taught sex as one might be taught to dance No one is expected to just know it is something you need to learn In the West we don t bother with that sort of thing What we do is turn sex into a science We feel the need to talk endlessly about sex Kinsy and Hite as much as Freud And most of all we do love to confess There is a sense in which a good autobiography is really little than a good confession How we ever stopped all being Catholic is uite beyond me but I never Once in a Blue Moon have understood religion In short then in the East they like to dance in the West we like to get the sex over as uick as we can so we can all Flying Lessons Harleuin Next head down to the pub to tell our matesIn a review of another of Fry s 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