Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

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ISBN: 9781474610292 Author: Idle, Eric Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 2nd May 2019 Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Cover: Paperback Dewey: 792.7028092 (edition:23) Pages: 289 , 8 unnumbered of plates Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Best known for his unforgettable roles in ‘Monty Python,’ from the ‘Flying Circus’ to ‘The Meaning of Life,’ Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre 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 lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout that involve other close friends and luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Mike Nichols – let alone the Pythons themselves – Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart.

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‘Funny, wicked, naughty, eye-popping and compulsively, joyously brilliant’
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From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

Best known for his unforgettable roles in Monty Python, from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this brilliantly entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, and this laugh-out-loud memoir is the perfect celebration, chock-full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life that features everyone from Princess Leia to the Queen. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout that involve close friends and luminaries such as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Steve Martin, Paul Simon and David Bowie – let alone the Pythons themselves – Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart.

Named after the song he wrote for Life of Brian that has since become the number-one song played at funerals in the UK, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life reflects on the highlights of his life and career with the off-beat humour that has delighted audiences for decades.