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A Poor book provides none of the insight into the development of Python that you find for example in Michael Palin s diaries Tediously repeats tales the development of Python that you find for example in Michael Palin s diaries Tediously repeats tales Bowie took us on his yacht Mick Jagger came on holiday with us etc etc #Bowie took us on his yacht Mick Jagger came on holiday with us etc etc to have been written with minimum effort as a cash atherer If you really feel the need to read this The Wolfs Healing Touch (Wolves of Stone Ridge get it in a charity shop then at least someood comes out of it Eric Idle has always been the least favourite of the Monty Python team and this book kind of reinforces my opinion of him Upon reading it you The Draft get the impression of someone who just loves name dropping all the other celebrities he has worked with and whom love the Pythons He s never happy unless he s swanning around with Hollywood A listers and famous rock stars and you can t help butet the impression that he has absolutely no time for the people that made him rich and famous ie nobodies like us He even tells about when he Bible Prophecy goes skulking off to live in California just because one of his filmsot a panning by the critics in the mid 90s but what would you expect from someone who wrote The Rutles which I love by the way and yet still won t pay royalties to Neil Innes for writing the songs or even acknowledge that he wrote them at all Eric Idle doing anything is funny so it should come as no surprise that his sortabiography is damn funny too It s also warm Yaratma Cesareti generous sentimental and extremely inciteful on any number of subjects His recounting of Leslie Nielsen s elevator antics alone is worth the price of the book Add in plums about the Pythons the Beatles the Rolling Stones Steve Martin Robin Williams and show business ineneral and you have one fine read I loved it and I ll bet you will too To any put down reviewers of this book I respond what did you expect It certainly is not on a par with Melville s Moby Dick and it never claimed to be It s simply a chatty refreshing exchange of conversation he in print I in mental responses of his reminiscences over the years No it isn t a serious *book ie the solution to The Astral Codex global warming or how to eliminate robocalls I knew thatoing in I * ie the solution to Here There Be Witches global warming or how to eliminate robocalls I knew thatoing in I the book and took it for what it is sitting down I like Eric Idle but found this book very poor For a man of his inherent wit it does not come through when reading the book Then again as a money making exercise it probably proved successful First up from the user name I have chosen and I have used it for years and years you will see I am something of a Python fan So obviously I was Story of the Liberty Bell going to buy this wonderful tome by his immortal excellence Mr Eric Idle What a let down Weet to find out his best mate was George from the Beatles The only time George left him disappoint. NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER 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 Pythonfrom the Flying Circusto The Meaning of Life Now Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us ona remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy television theater and film Coming of age. Eric Idle and was so looking forward to this sortabiography I think all the Pythons were comic eniuses and my friends and family still often bring up certain sketches We rarely pass up watching Life of Brian when it s on TVWhen I first started reading this I was really delighted and found myself continually bothering my husband by reading aloud comic passages I was barely 10 pages #In When I Realized I Had To Stop Because I #when I realized I had to stop because I oing to drive him nuts and make myself hoarseI *really liked the beginning of the book I was very interested in * liked the beginning of the book I was very interested in about Mr Idle s difficult childhood and schooling and it Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog gave me some real insight into his character This is why I like to read autobiographies toain these kinds of insights and understandingThe book then oes on as Mr Idle tells us about his own start in comedy and we learn about the origins of Monty Python Not only do we et a detailed view of his career and accomplishments we also Hey Wait a Minute! Five Rough and Reluctant Sex Erotica Stories get transported back in time to the social revolution of the sixties and seventies and how that both affected Eric Idle personally and the comedy scene and culture ineneralSo why only 3 stars As funny as this is and as entertaining as this was at times I often found myself putting it down and a little reluctant to pick it back up It s true that the book is replete with stories where the author is telling us what he is doing and what his experiences were with other celebrities but at times it felt like too much as if the name dropping took focus over the story that was being told Certainly if I had been so close to all these people such as George Harrison Mick Jagger David Bowie Robin Williams to the ueen and Prince Charles and on and on I d be naming names too But sometimes it just overwhelmed me This was just an example of a typical passageIn the 1997 James Broooks movie As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson sang Always Look on the Bright Side of Life to a dog Thanks for ruining our film Eric he said to me Thanks for ruining my song Jack I said backWe had met Jack through our friend Angelica Huston and hung out uite a bit with him while Stanley Kubrick was busy driving Shelley Duvall mad filming The Shining in London The book is full of passages like this with constant references to celebrity names to the point where it actually became distracting and dare I say a little tedious at timesI do want to empathize that there are so many hilariously funny parts as well Eric Idle is incredibly witty and I found myself laughing a lot while reading this I also want to add that I was very touched by the last chapters of the book where he talks about loss I found myself tearing up at such a wonderful and moving end to the boo. Larity and heart In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life named for the song he wrote for Life of Brianand 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 ueen Elizabet. .
Ed was when he would not meet David Bowie even "though he was Eric s new best chum The name dropping ets boring In fact other than the brief opening "he was Eric s new best chum The name dropping ets boring In fact other than the brief opening of his child hood everything has probably been told in the press in detail frankly The *one fact that shines through is eric feels *fact that shines through is Eric feels was never paid enough and will not turn the chance of easy cash if put before him I feel here he was offered a nice big advance and did the absolute minimum he could et away with to earn it At the same time as this I purchased Roger Daltrey s book What a difference a real deatiled no holds barred tale of the Who Roger who I held in high regard has one to the top of my list of top chaps Very disappointed Not particularly interesting and every page seemed to be filled with the names of the important people he d met or partied with I ot about half way through the book couldn t even be bothered to finish it While the book starts ok the way most do early life etc #Once Mr Idle becomes a celebrity almost every paragraph is primarily a #Mr Idle becomes a celebrity almost every paragraph is primarily a of all the famous people he knows wand where they o on vacation Keith and Mick flew us down to their The scarecrow giant cabana in Tahiti where Elton John played scrabble with Princess Margaret and Michael Caine and I took turns making fun of the way George Harrison s swimtrunks kept sliding down as he attempted to body surf with the Steve Martin while Robin William s wasiving wedgies to Andy Warhol I ve read the biographies of two other Pythons Cleese and Palin well I ve read all of Michael Palin s diaries not sure if biography is the right word and come away at least feeling like I understood something of the person in them but all I ve Elizabeth Cady Stanton gotten from this is that he s still very proud of Always look on the bright side which is mentioned possibly 500 times and that he spends a LOT of time traveling all over the world with very famous people who h Having read a few biographies I sorta liked it but would have appreciated information of Eric s life rather than what he wrote script wise or song wise A long and wandering story of his boring life Monty Python was only a small part of the book Mostly about him having sex with random people I didn t appreciate the anti Semitic humor in your book Using a word like yidlock or cracking jokes outside a concentration camp in Germany isn t funny I was deeply offendedAs for the rest of your book I had to put it down after yidlock Your book was a constant naming of celebrities you know and the parties you hadone to It was nauseatingIf your oal was to try to impress upon people that you live on a higher plain than the rest of us it didn t work I have always been a huge fan of Monty Python and. 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 Lorne Michaels and many as well as John Cleese and the Pythons themselves Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with eual parts hi. ,