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The Resource Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography, Eric Idle

Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography, Eric Idle

Label
Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography
Title
Always look on the bright side of life
Title remainder
a sortabiography
Statement of responsibility
Eric Idle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python--from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Lorne Michaels, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Idle, Eric
Dewey number
792.702/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Tertiary/Undergraduate
  • General
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Idle, Eric
  • Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography, Eric Idle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000063996678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474610278
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Always look on the bright side of life : a sortabiography, Eric Idle
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000063996678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474610278
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

Library Locations

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