Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard

By Eddie Izzard

As heard on BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week . . .

A memoir of affection, dying and jazz chickens, Eddie Izzard's amazing Believe Me is his one and simply autobiography . . .

'I be aware of why i am doing all this,' I stated. 'Everything I do in lifestyles is making an attempt to get her again. i believe if I do adequate issues . . . that perhaps she'll come back.'

When Eddie Izzard used to be six, he and his brother Mark misplaced their mom. That day, he misplaced his youth too. regardless of or even due to this, he has continuously felt he had to tackle issues that a few humans could examine most unlikely.

In Believe Me, Eddie takes us on a trip which starts off in Yemen (before the revolution), then takes us to Northern eire (before The Troubles), England and Wales, then around the seas to Europe and the USA. In a narrative filled with incident he tells of teddy undergo indicates on boarding tuition beds, renouncing accountancy for swordfighting at the streets of London and making these first tentative steps in the direction of turning into an motion Transvestite, traveling France in French and taking part in the Hollywood Bowl.

Above all, this can be a story approximately anyone who has regularly performed every thing his personal method (which frequently did not paintings initially) and, occasionally nearly accidentally yet continually with grit and backbone, attaining what he got down to do.

Brimming with the surreal humour and disarming candor of his exhibits (with occasional digressions), Believe Me tells the tale of a bit boy who misplaced his mom but who has risen to turn into a celebrity of comedy and drama, a number one recommend of overall garments rights, a British eu and severe runner of marathons, who bestrides the area degree as an international degree bestrider.

'King of the Universe . . . comedian genius . . . leisure incarnate' Telegraph

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