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Moab Is My Washpot Inhalt Als Siebenj Hriger Wurde Er Aufs Internat Geschickt Er Berlebte Pr Gel, Heimweh, Liebeskummer, Entjungferung, Schulverweise Und Einen Selbstmordversuch Sein Leben Scheint Gescheitert, Als Er Mit 18 Wegen Diebstahl Und Scheckbetrugs Im Gef Ngnis Landet Stephen Fry Erz Hlt Seine Kindheit Und Jugend Wie Einen Roman Best Rzend, Z Rtlich Und R Cksichtslos Ehrlich.


10 thoughts on “Moab Is My Washpot

  1. says:

    In Foucault s The History of Sexuality there is a chapter where and I m simplifying and summarising, possibly far too much he compares Eastern and Western ways of sex Basically in the East people are initiated into sex they are taught sex as one might be taught to dance No one is expected to just know it is something you need to learn In the West we don t bother with that sort of thing What we do is turn sex into a science We feel the need to talk endlessly about sex Kinsy and Hite as much as Freud And most of all, we do love to confess There is a sense in which a good autobiography is really little than a good confession How we ever stopped all being Catholic is quite beyond me but I never have understood religion In short then, in the East they like to dance, in the West we like to get the sex over as quick as we can so we can all head down to the pub to tell our mates.In a review of another of Fry s books I wrote at the start of the week and before I had started reading this one I said, The thing I like most about Fry s writing is that it is disarmingly honest Now, you would have thought I would have been primed for a good dose of honesty here this being his autobiography But no, this book was infinitely honest than I had a right to expect I enjoyed this book so much so much that it may become a Christmas present for mum, hard to say This takes his life up until he was about 20 He is the last p...


  2. says:

    I am not EnglishI am not JewishI am not GayI am not MaleI did not go through an English public school system or prison.I understood and related to every single beautiful syllable of this beautiful, beautiful memoir Stephen Fry s first autobiography was an absolute pleasure from start to finish He is a ...


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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Dear me at 15 Moab is My Washpot by Stephen FryDear me at 15,1 The girl you ve been obsessing over is a trollop move on 2 Pull your trousers up 3 Don t shave your hair to a number 1, it makes you look ill 4 Trade your PC in for a mac 5 Read High Fidelity, Norwegian Wood and On the Road 6 There is music outside of guitars 7 Your mum s alright really 8 Don t worry,...


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    Look, it s no secret to anyone who knows me in the slightest I love this man He is my inspiration and my hero, I love his attitude to life, his sense of humour and unflinching ability to stand up and speak out for what he believes in.He here tells a brutally honest account of his growing up and how he first came to realise that he was gay He takes the reader through his days in a boarding school where he struggled to fit in and constantly rebelled against, without knowing quite why He tells of his troubled mind and how it led him to spend time in prison prior t...


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    I would find it tough to fully explain why I dislike this book because to do so would require a long essay and frankly, it doesn t deserve that.In summary, I am very disappointed Like a lot of people, I had got used to Stephen Fry the national treasure and I looked forward to understanding and appreciating a little of this enigma The man with millions of Twitter followers The problem is, I ended up wishing I hadn t bothered On the one hand I found myself disliking the author in a way I hadn t anticipated This in itself is not a reason to dislike a book although in the case of an autobiography it doesn t help.Clearly you should judge his character for yourself his use and abuse of privilege, his dishonesty not just in terms of thieving , his problems with bipolar disorder and his own achievements in TV and other areas are all things that are matters of personal opinion All I will say is that this book has somewhat spoiled my enjoyment of his fantastic portrayal of the Jeeves character and that is a crime the author himself might understand I do feel obliged to appreciate anyone who manages to make a half decent mark in the world and so I ll get over it.For the book itself, I found the writing variable Sometimes there are glimpses of good prose and you kid yourself t...


  6. says:

    As you d expect from Mr Fry, this memoir is well written, witty, charming and brutally honest Recommended to anyone who is a fan of his work.


  7. says:

    Reading this book was much like listening to an interesting but self important guest at a dinner party, who buttonholes you at the hors d oeuvres and talks to you all night on a wide range of subjects It s funny and endearing when Fry actually tells stories from his childhood, but he frequently goes off on tangents, which mostly involve long opinionated rants about random subjects, which add nothing to the story For someone who is such a navel gazer, he also seems strangely to lack self awareness this might be a deliberate literary ploy, but I was left feeling that he didn t really understand himself or the effect his own experiences have had on him Still, I listened to the audiobook version read by Fry himself, and most of the weaknesses of this book are glossed over or forgotten under his skilled performance view spoiler Although ...


  8. says:

    Wir kennen Stephen Fry als lustigen, gut gelaunten Allrounder er ist zugleich Komiker, Schauspieler, Moderator, Autor und Intellektueller In der ersten seiner Autobiographien erz hlt er von seiner Kindheit und Jugend in Englands Internaten Seine Bipolarit t, die sich auch in jungen Jahren schon andeutete, spielt nat rlich eine gewisse Rolle Im Zentrum seiner Erinnerungen an seine 20 ersten Lebensjahre steht jedoch die Identit tsfindung er erz hlt, wie er sich zum ersten Mal verliebte dass er schwul ist, hatte er zu diesem Zeitpunkt bereits realisiert Seine erste gro e Liebe mutet nahezu idealistisch an, es ist eine platonische, z rtliche Liebe zu einem Mitsch ler Stephen Fry gelingt es dabei sehr gut, dem Leser diese Liebe nahezubringen, er stellt auch einige mit Homosexualit t verbundene Vorurteile richtig Ich muss zugeben, dass auch ich hier Wissensl cken aufwies Stephen Fry ist in diesem Buch vor allem eines gnadenlos ehrlich und offen ohne irgendwelche Personen blo zustellen Solange Fry von seinen Schulen und seinen Freunden erz hlt, liest sich das Buch sehr gut, gelegentlich driftet er allerdings ins Philosophische ab und diese Passagen sind weitaus weniger leicht zu lesen Er ist eben ein echter Intellektueller ich habe bei der Lekt re berdurchschnittlich viele Personen, Begriffe und Konzepte bei Wikipedia recherchieren m ssen Die Komplexit t des Textes zeigt sich bereits im Titel des Buches Moab is My Washpot , zu De...


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    Sometimes I like to daydream about who I would invite to my ideal dinner party, and Stephen Fry is always at the top of my list He s funny, erudite, active, and kind Basically he s my idea of a perfect man, and of course, he s gay as a Christmas tree Ah well, you can t get everything in life, and I would settle for a conversation with him.After hearing Fry read this book, his own autobiography covering the first 20 years or so of his life, I feel like I ve had that conversation I feel like I know him, like he s a favorite uncle whose stories I love to hear over and over again.And what stories To hear Fry tell it, he was a hellion of the highest order when he was a boy stealing, lying, and falling in love with beautiful boys You get the sense that he was always aware of his extremely high intellect and was able to use it on other people from an early age I couldn t help but smile at his telling of his antics, and gasp...


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    There s no denying that Stephen Fry is absurdly smart, and veddy, veddy funny I ve adored him since he was Jeeves to Hugh Laurie s Wooster He could annotate a shopping list from 1986 and I d be enthralled Of course, his early life was full of much interesting things private English schools in the 1970s a couple of which he was asked to leave , a suicide attempt, early explorations of his homosexuality, earnest struggles to find just where his genius might lie I was a tiny bit anguished, though, to realize that this memoir only went through his unlikely acceptance to Cambridge, and then stops Cambridge is where he did two things I ve always been fascinated by kicked ass on University Ch...


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