Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Stephen Fry’s latest autobiography, The Fry Chronicles hits shelves tomorrow, January 19. Hailed by The Times (London) as “heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely comfy, book,” and “cheeky” and “hilarious” by Publishers Weekly, this tell-all story from the beloved British comedian picks up where Moab is My Washpot finishes, delving into Fry’s college years and beyond.

Our excitement over this stunner’s bookstore debut pales in comparison to our anticipation for a visit from the comic genius next Tuesday, January 24. Fry’s Overlook office drop-in will be followed by a public appearance at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca at 6:00 p.m. In honor of Fry’s one-day whirlwind stopover in New York, we are offering up a copy of the The Fry Chronicles today.

For a chance to win, leave a comment below detailing your favorite Stephen Fry career moment. Is it during his rise to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, during his stint as the ever-faithful butler in Jeeves and Wooster, or perhaps in his recent cameo in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows? Whether your pick is one of these famous roles, or a little known moment, we would love to know! One person will be chosen at random tomorrow (don't forget to leave your e-mail address). Good Luck!

(Update! Our lucky winner is Pat H.!)

Praise for The Fry Chronicles

“Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book.”—The Times

“Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy.”—Observer

“Fry's linguistic facility remains one of the Wildean wonders of the new media age. The patron saint of British intelligence.”—Daily Telegraph

"Honesty can be painful to read, but Fry is cheeky and thoughtful in equal measures, making this a must for his legion of fans.” —Publishers Weekly

“Willing to do the work to reap the fame, Fry illustrates what it takes with hilarity, wit, and linguistic flair.”—Library Journal

“Confessional humor at its warm and wicked best.” – Kirkus Reviews


Carl said...

I first became aware of Stephen Fry's work in the various incarnations of the Blackadder series. The great ensemble cast featured Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and many others who I've enjoyed following for many years since.

Carl said...

Oh right, email
what a putz!

traveler said...

Stephen Fry's talent seems limitless. His acting, writing and his comedy with Hugh Laurie is appealing. I am looking forward to his new series Kingdom which sounds compelling. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Stephen Fry's documentary genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are tracing his family tree to investigate his Jewish Ancestry is fascinating. What a genius this talanted man is. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

mdhilverda said...

How about his early work in "A bit of Fry and Laurie?"


Elisabeth said...

I liked his role in V for Vendetta. Very different from the other characters he has played. Understated... but solid. elisabethilverda(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat H. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pat H. said...

Love the Jeeves and Wooster series!

rebacaserfatty said...

I can't think of anyone better to play Mycroft Holmes.


Mom said...

Blackadder is classic

Mom said...


Stephen Case said...

There will never be another Jeeves