Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book: John Cleese's "So Anyway ..."

I saw John Cleese on the Daily Show where he was plugging his autobiography.  I checked for its availability at the library and added it to my reading list.  This was a bit out of character for me as I don't gravitate towards biographies, auto or otherwise.  But I decided to give it a chance so my next book was John Cleese's "So, Anyway...".

The autobiography covers his grade school days through the formation of Monty Python's Flying Circus and one addition chapter covering the recent reunion shows (2013).

It's a perfectly good read.  Cleese injects just the right amount of funny to make his life interesting and readable.  Turns out that, while he is a very hard worker, a lot of his breaks in show business kind of fell into his lap.  Fortunately for him, and us, he was smart enough to take advantage of those breaks and because of that, we all have been able to enjoy Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Now that I've read my first autobiography I have to say that I will ... probably not ever read biography again.  It just isn't my cup of tea.  Or maybe it is my cup of tea since I do not like tea.

I gave this book four stars on Goodreads mostly because of John Cleese and less because it was an autobiography.

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