Moab is my washpot by Stephen Fry

  • Started on: 2011-05-24
  • Finished on: 2011-05-26
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction, Biography


I feel incredibly lucky that not only is Stephen Fry coming to The Netherlands, I get to go see him! He will be here to talk about The Stephen Fry Chronicles, part two of his autobiography. So in preparation I had to read at least part one, Moab is my Washpot. This is the story of his life up to university. He is away at boarding school, grows up, struggles (a lot) with growing up, his body and his sexuality, and his kleptomaniac tendencies, leading him to jail.
If you like Stephen Fry, his wit, his exquisite use of the English language, his knowledge and his rambling and then getting back to the point, you will love this book. If you don’t… stay away. Needless to say, I love Fry, and I loved this book. I especially loved the honesty, he really tells all, or at least seams to. And I love the pictures. All in all, four out of five stars.