Moab Is My Washpot ePUB ↠ Moab Is ePUB Ò

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Moab Is My Washpot [PDF / Epub] ★ Moab Is My Washpot By Stephen Fry – Inhalt Als Siebenjähriger wurde er aufs Internat geschickt Er überlebte Prügel Heimweh Liebeskummer Entjungferung Schulverweise und einen Selbstmordversuch Sein Leben scheint gescheitert als er mit Inhalt Als Siebenjähriger wurde er aufs Internat geschickt Er überlebte Prügel Heimweh Liebeskummer Entjungferung Schulverweise Moab Is ePUB Ò und einen Selbstmordversuch Sein Leben scheint gescheitert als er mit wegen Diebstahl und Scheckbetrugs im Gefängnis landet Stephen Fry erzählt seine Kindheit und Jugend wie einen Roman bestürzend zärtlich und rücksichtslos ehrlich.

About the Author: Stephen Fry

Mrs Stephen Fry as a pseudonym of the author.

10 thoughts on “Moab Is My Washpot

  1. Trevor Trevor says:

    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

  2. Lindz Lindz says:

    I am not EnglishI am not JewishI am not GayI am not MaleI did not go through an English public school system or prisonI understood and related to every single beautiful syllable of this beautiful beautiful memoir Stephen Fry's first autobiography was an absolute pleasure from start to finish He is a true master of words This 'celebrity tell all' is heavy and pungent with words Nice sweaty words filled with flavour and colour I loved the large rants tangents separated by these wonderful skits anecdotes from his life It is everything a goodgreat memoir should be open indulgent philosophical passionate truthful extravagant confessional with a hint of inaccuracy that only personal memory can provide This is a treasure of a book

  3. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewDear me at 15 Moab is My Washpot by Stephen FryDear me at 151 The girl you've been obsessing over is a trollop move on;2 Pull your trousers up;3 Don't shave your hair to a number 1 it makes you look ill;4 Trade your PC in for a mac;5 Read High Fidelity Norwegian Wood and On the Road;6 There is music outside of guitars;7 Your mum's alright really;8 Don't worry you are right the world is crazy;9 Relax women are basically friendly;10 Pay attention you only get one shot at this;The rest of the advice can be found elsewhere

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    Look it's no secret to anyone who knows me in the slightest I love this man He is my inspiration and my hero I love his attitude to life his sense of humour and unflinching ability to stand up and speak out for what he believes inHe here tells a brutally honest account of his growing up and how he first came to realise that he was gay He takes the reader through his days in a boarding school where he struggled to fit in and constantly rebelled against without knowing uite why He tells of his troubled mind and how it led him to spend time in prison prior to completing his education at Cambridge he also speaks of his first love and uestions his own thoughts and feelings Fry attempts to analyse his own behaviour struggling himself to understand why he grew up the way he did when he was treated no differently to his brotherIt is honest it is funny poignant and sometimes sad It is nearly always curious and often confused But it is never apologetic Good for you Stephen

  5. Tony Johnston Tony Johnston says:

    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

  6. Paul E. Morph Paul E. Morph says:

    As you'd expect from Mr Fry this memoir is well written witty charming and brutally honest Recommended to anyone who is a fan of his work

  7. Briar Rose Briar Rose says:

    Reading this book was much like listening to an interesting but self important guest at a dinner party who buttonholes you at the hors d'oeuvres and talks to you all night on a wide range of subjects It's funny and endearing when Fry actually tells stories from his childhood but he freuently goes off on tangents which mostly involve long opinionated rants about random subjects which add nothing to the story For someone who is such a navel gazer he also seems strangely to lack self awareness this might be a deliberate literary ploy but I was left feeling that he didn't really understand himself or the effect his own experiences have had on him Still I listened to the audiobook version read by Fry himself and most of the weaknesses of this book are glossed over or forgotten under his skilled performance view spoilerAlthough at times it was strangely disturbing to listen to Fry's voice is most familiar as the reader of the Harry Potter books and these stories of his public school days written the same year as the first Harry Potter novel resonate strangely with those novels The innocence in the Harry Potter series has its flipside here It is strange to hear recounted in the same voice used for Harry and Ron and Dumbledore the stories of the darkside of boarding school beatings bullying stealing rape by older boys in the bathrooms all given in a light and witty tone hide spoiler

  8. Donna Donna says:

    Sometimes I like to daydream about who I would invite to my ideal dinner party and Stephen Fry is always at the top of my list He's funny erudite active and kind Basically he's my idea of a perfect man and of course he's gay as a Christmas tree Ah well you can't get everything in life and I would settle for a conversation with himAfter hearing Fry read this book his own autobiography covering the first 20 years or so of his life I feel like I've had that conversation I feel like I know him like he's a favorite uncle whose stories I love to hear over and over againAnd what stories To hear Fry tell it he was a hellion of the highest order when he was a boy; stealing lying and falling in love with beautiful boys You get the sense that he was always aware of his extremely high intellect and was able to use it on other people from an early age I couldn't help but smile at his telling of his antics and gasping incredulously at how daring he could beFry has always been so willing to communicate with the world He puts out a revealing and entertaining twitter feed makes excellent documentaries on his own struggles with manic depressive disorder among many other topics and is a prolific writer I'm a great admirer of his and greatly look forward to reading the next installment in his life story The Fry Chronicles

  9. Rory Rory says:

    There's no denying that Stephen Fry is absurdly smart and veddy veddy funny I've adored him since he was Jeeves to Hugh Laurie's Wooster He could annotate a shopping list from 1986 and I'd be enthralled Of course his early life was full of much interesting things private English schools in the 1970s a couple of which he was asked to leave a suicide attempt early explorations of his homosexuality earnest struggles to find just where his genius might lie I was a tiny bit anguished though to realize that this memoir only went through his unlikely acceptance to Cambridge and then stops Cambridge is where he did two things I've always been fascinated by kicked ass on University Challenge and was best pals with Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson I really really hope he writes another memoir

  10. Ruchita Ruchita says:

    Whatever your expectations for this book it will outstrip them No that's an understatement It will take those expectations multiply them with a factor of 10 or so take you through 60s England through the land of schoolboy mischief and lies and heartbreak show you kindness and compassion along the way go off on tangents about music and madness and philosophyand leave you with mad props and respect and love for one Mr FryFor that is the heart of it of this book and of the writing and all that contained therein Stephen Fry Incredibly funny witty kind compassionate brutally honest and very very clever This is deceptively titled as an autobiography for it is much much than that Yes it is a book chronicling the first 20 years of Stephen's life no doubt but it is also a book that goes much beyond the life of one schoolboy and into the wild territory of intellectual passions and real world cruelties Stephen is prone to going off on tangents now and then on anything that tickles his fancy in the best way possibleHe has than a way with words one of the chief reasons why reading this book is such an enjoyable experience It is a delight to watch Stephen go about anecdotes and essays conversations and explanations as he weaves his web of verbal dexterity balances on a trapeze of mental kickbacks and does tricks with wordsHail Stephen Fry

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