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Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian 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.
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Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women
Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers
Ricky Jay - Oct 01, 1998 (first published in 1986)
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A cult classic and a work of remarkable scholarship, this title is an investigation into the inspired world of side shows, circuses, and singularly talented performers. Jay's unparalleled collection of books, posters, photographs, programs, broadsides, and data about unjustifiably forgotten entertainers all over the world made this unique book poss...
Stephen Fry
Nov 25, 2018
Sorry to hear of Ricky Jay's death. He had the chops alright. Saw him and his "52 Assistants" (in an air conditioned tent to keep his fingertips dry) and was blown away. Impossible feats. His book "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" a masterpiece.      source
Words Are My Matter
Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week
Ursula K. le Guin - Oct 18, 2016
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Praise for Ursula K. Le Guin:"I read her nonstop growing up and read her still. What makes her so extraordinary for me is that her commitment to the consequences of our actions, of our all too human frailties, is unflinching and almost without precedent for a writer of such human optimism."Junot Diaz"A lot of her work is about telling stories, and ...
Stephen Fry
Jan 24, 2018
Sorry to hear that Ursula Le Guin has died. She was one of the greats. “Words Are My Matter” is my favourite book on the subject of writing itself.      source
Forty Tales from the Afterlives
David Eagleman - Jan 12, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background charac...
Stephen Fry
Sep 10, 2009
You will not read a more dazzling book this year than David Eagleman's "Sum". If you read it and aren't enchanted I will eat 40 hats.      source
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