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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 i...

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“MY MY IT'S AMERICAN FRY”

published 04/06/2009

ProGreat compliment to the TV series, full of informa...

ConsVery heavy book so not ideal to take stateside wit...

I’m a big fan of Stephen Fry; if I’m honest I would happily listen to him read through a shopping list such are his comforting dulcet tones. I also have a strong desire to visit America – real America that is, not a few days in Disney land Florida or a quick shopping trip to New York. So when I...

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“An Englishman abroad”

published 06/01/2016

Prowonderful overview of a vast and diverse country

Conscould have been a book 3 times the size and still ...

Often countries are best written about by someone from outside. A stranger who can see it for the first time with wide eyed bewilderment and an innocent joy, unhampered by the intricacies of the place, the daily realities, the newsfeeds and the politics. Writers such as Michael Palin and Bill...

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Excellent

ProInformative and Fun

ConsNone For Me

I loved the TV series so was delighted when the book came out. Despite my first instinct to rush out and buy it, my brother is always really good at knowing the books I want so I waited and as expected unwrapped it on Christmas morning. The only problem I had with the series was that everything...

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Excellent

ProInteresting, inspiring, good value for money

ConsSome parts were short

I love to travel, I love America, and I love Stephen Fry! This book is the perfect combination! Ever since I was little, I always had this idea that I wanted to visit every single state, and since reading this book, it's reconfirmed my dream once more! One of the problems for me was that the book...

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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 black taxicab. Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his journey for the BBC1 series. 'Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.' - The Guardian Stephen Fry has always loved America, in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes - following wherever his curiosity leads him. Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals - American icons and unsung local heroes alike.Stephen starts his epic journey on the east coast and zig-zags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii.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 New Orleans' Mardi Gras, and 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 (yes, those are real bullet holes) or celebrating Halloween in Salem (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America - mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.

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EAN: 9780007266340

Type: Non-Fiction

Genre: Reference

Title: Stephen Fry in America

Author: Stephen Fry

Release Date: 02-Oct-12

ISBN: 7266340

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