Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography / Eric Idle.
By: Idle, Eric [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Crown Archetype, Edition: First edition.Description: 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781984822581; 1984822586.Subject(s): Idle, Eric | Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 792.702/8092 | B
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Crucifixion? -- A scar is born -- Lucky bastard -- Showbiz! -- Gateshead revisited -- The artful nudger -- And now for something slightly completely different -- Whither Canada? -- Here comes the son -- The divorce fairy -- Love life -- The miracle of Brian -- The British Empire strikes back -- A very naughty boy -- The Bollywood hole -- The meaning of wife -- Cinema: half sin, half enema -- Bright side returns -- The quest for a musical -- Thin white dukes -- Run away! -- Good at dinner -- Python reunion -- George -- Bright side on Broadway -- The Tony fairy -- Diva Las Vegas -- Bright side gets brighter -- The last laugh -- The speed of life -- Together again at last . . . for the very first time -- Brexit through the gift shop.
"From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor"--
Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in a memoir that takes us on a journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries, he captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Idle is marking the occasion with this memoir full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life. -- adapted from jacket