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Stephen Fry in America

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'A fascinating look at one of the world's most complex and confusing countries, this is a story told with the wit and warmth we expect from Fry.' Stoke on Trent Sentinel

‘A very funny take on life across the pond.’
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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 the fascinating book that orginally accompanied his journey for the BBC1 series. Les mer

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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 the fascinating book that orginally accompanied his journey for the BBC1 series.'Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.' - The GuardianStephen 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.

Medlemsvurdering:
Stephen Fry er rett og slett en likandes og vittig fyr, og hans tørre og intelligente humor, blandet med en flott personlighet, er noe av det som gjør ham til en svært suksessfull programleder, humorist og forfatter. For meg er han i dag mest kjent som stemmen bak mange geniale lydbøker, og hans livsglede og boblende personlighet skinner også gjennom i denne boken, der han farter rundt i Amerika, på jakt etter små og store opplevelser! Fry nytter seg av en varm og ekte humor, der han i sin lakksvarte drosje kjører rundt på jakt etter eventyr og hyggelige bekjentskaper, samtidig som han også slår av en prat med den legendariske skuespilleren Morgan Freeman. Dette er en bok for den som liker solid humor og spennende reiseskildringer, alltid med liv, engasjement, varme og stor underholdningsverdi!

Jimme

Detaljer

Forlag
HarperCollins
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780007266357
Utgivelsesår
2009
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009.

Om forfatteren

Stephen Fry is one of Britain's national treasures and his television appearances include 'A Bit Of Fry and Laurie', 'Jeeves and Wooster', 'Blackadder', 'QI' and 'Kingdom'. His film roles include 'Peter's Friends' and 'Wilde'; and in the realm of television, the Emmy-award-winning 'The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive'. As a writer, he best known for his novel The Liar as well as his acclaimed autobiography Moab Is My Washpot, and his is the famous voice of the Harry Potter audio books.

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«

'A fascinating look at one of the world's most complex and confusing countries, this is a story told with the wit and warmth we expect from Fry.' Stoke on Trent Sentinel

‘A very funny take on life across the pond.’
BAA Emporium

»

Kunders vurdering

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Jimme – 28.10.2009

– Stephen Fry er rett og slett en likandes og vittig fyr, og hans tørre og intelligente humor, blandet med en flott personlighet, er noe av det som gjør ham til en svært suksessfull programleder, humorist og forfatter. For meg er han i dag mest kjent som stemmen bak mange geniale lydbøker, og hans livsglede og boblende personlighet skinner også gjennom i denne boken, der han farter rundt i Amerika, på jakt etter små og store opplevelser! Fry nytter seg av en varm og ekte humor, der han i sin lakksvarte drosje kjører rundt på jakt etter eventyr og hyggelige bekjentskaper, samtidig som han også slår av en prat med den legendariske skuespilleren Morgan Freeman. Dette er en bok for den som liker solid humor og spennende reiseskildringer, alltid med liv, engasjement, varme og stor underholdningsverdi!

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