Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry

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Britain's best-loved comic genius, Stephen Fry, turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his chariot of Englishness, a black London cab.

Stephen Fry has always loved America. In fact, he came very close to being born here. His fascination for the country and its people sees him embarking on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its fifty states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, and beliefs creates such a remarkable nation. Stephen starts his journey on the East Coast and zigzags across America, stopping in every state from Maine to Hawaii, talking to each state's hospitable citizens, listening to music, visiting landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breathtaking landscapes, following wherever his curiosity leads him.

En route he discovers the South Side of Chicago with blues legend Buddy Guy, catches up with Morgan Freeman in Mississippi, strides around with Ted Turner on his Montana ranch, marches with Zulus in Mardi Gras in New Orleans, drums with the Sioux Nation in South Dakota, joins a Georgia family for Thanksgiving, "picks" with bluegrass hillbillies, and finds himself in a Tennessee garden full of dead bodies.

Whether in a club for failed gangsters in Brooklyn, New York (yes, those are real bullet holes), or celebrating Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts (is there anywhere better?), Stephen is welcomed by the people of America—mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers, and hoboes, bringing to life the oddities and splendors of each locale. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is the author's homage to this extraordinary country.


About Stephen Fry

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Stephen Fry has written three novels—The Liar, The Hippopotamus and Making History—and played Peter in the film Peter's Friends, Oscar Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the TV series Jeeves & Wooster, and teamed up with Hugh Laurie in the TV series A Bit of Fry and Laurie.        He currently divides his time between New York and his English homes in London and Norfolk.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published October 14, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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He delights in doing a little lobster fishing, fishing on a frozen lake, attending a rodeo, swimming with the dolphins, visiting a Bourbon distillery, listening to blue grass, visiting desolate deserts, and goes from frozen Barrow, Alaska to the beaches and volcanoes of Hawaii.

Jan 13 2010 | Read Full Review of Stephen Fry in America


Sure, watching this show to solve that issue is a little like breaking your own thumb do distract from the hangnail, but this is America.

Jul 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Stephen Fry in America

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