Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry In America (2nd Hand Paperback)
America and its cultures are always fascinating subject matter, here Stephen Fry, the Englishman abroad brings them to life off the printed page.
His love and fascination for the country (he was almost born there) saw him embark on an epic journey across the country, visiting each of its 51 states. Ultimately he discovers a huge diversity of people, cultures, and languages, beliefs and landscapes that combine to create such a unique nation.
Asides from dropping in for tea with Spielberg in Ohio, talking to George Bush on his Texas ranch; meeting Bill Gates in Washington; and talking California with governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen also talks to the people in the background that help keep the country ticking over. The unknown mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos that Stephen encounters, bring the country to life and give his journey more depth than his big name encounters.
As his journey continues, Stephen also discovers the different traditions and laws each state has, for instance in Alaska, did you know its illegal to push a moose out of an aircraft?
Stephen Fry in America is a welcome companion to the TV series of the same name, but equally a worthy read in its own right. Deserving a rightful place on the travelogue bookshelf whether you ever visit America or are just interested in how the American lifestyle differs from ours.
- Format : Standard, Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - USA
- Published : 2009 (Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780007266357
- SKU : B001531
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"He showed us a broadbrush landscape with wit and intellect."
"Full of wit, history, points of scientific interest, points of regional interest, and just generally interesting facts, this is so much more than the accompaniment for a television series."
"This book was really interesting. I've always been fascinated by America and after reading this book I have even more of a desire to spend time there exploring. Each state is covered, some in more detail than others. I liked the fact that he focused on things that readers may not have known about each state rather than going for the obvious things." - Goodreads Reviews.
Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian, tv presenter and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos, Heroes & Troy, his retelling of the Greek myths, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
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