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Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens / Eddie Izzard with Laura Zigman.

By: Izzard, Eddie, 1962- [author.].
Contributor(s): Zigman, Laura [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781405922029.Subject(s): Izzard, Eddie, 1962- | Entertainers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Comedians -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 792.76092 Summary: Eddie takes us on a journey which begins in Yemen (before the revolution), then takes us to Northern Ireland (before The Troubles), England and Wales, then across the seas to Europe and America. In a story jam-packed with incident he tells of teddy bear shows on boarding school beds, renouncing accountancy for swordfighting on the streets of London and making those first tentative steps towards becoming an Action Transvestite, touring France in French and playing the Hollywood Bowl.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard.<br> <br> This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy. Affecting, witty and nothing less than rousing, readers will, as Eddie himself says, 'look at my life and say, 'If that idiot transvestite can run a whole bunch of marathons, play the Hollywood Bowl, and travel across France with a French-speaking tour, then what's holding me back?''

Eddie takes us on a journey which begins in Yemen (before the revolution), then takes us to Northern Ireland (before The Troubles), England and Wales, then across the seas to Europe and America. In a story jam-packed with incident he tells of teddy bear shows on boarding school beds, renouncing accountancy for swordfighting on the streets of London and making those first tentative steps towards becoming an Action Transvestite, touring France in French and playing the Hollywood Bowl.

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Library Journal Review

"Be brave and curious, don't be fearful and suspicious," says actor, activist, and comedian Izzard in this loose and engaging memoir. Profoundly affected by the death of his mother when he was six, Izzard recounts the landmark moments of his life in a surreal, digression-filled style heavily reminiscent of his stand-up work. Confidence and self-belief are through lines as Izzard touches on his early life at boarding school and the slow climb up the comedy ladder, as well as his sexuality, acting, and activism. Audiobook-only content includes "extra footnotes," vocal sound effects and accents, live Wikipedia searches, and a recording of Izzard's mother introducing a dramatic work. Verdict Listeners new to Izzard's work will discover much to like in his amusing stories and positive outlook; longtime fans will absolutely want to experience the audio version. ["Well written and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny": LJ 5/1/17 review of the Blue Rider hc.]-Anna Mickelsen, Springfield City Lib., MA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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