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A Liar's Autobiography (edition 1981)

by Graham Chapman

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Title:A Liar's Autobiography
Authors:Graham Chapman
Info:Routledge Kegan & Paul (1981), Edition: First American Edition, Hardcover
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Graham Chapman's autobiography is a great read - a book about Chapman's experiences in Monty Python, it is also about his time spent in medical school and as a doctor, his struggles with alcoholism, his acting and writing, his hobby of mountaineering, involvement in Gay Liberation and coming out to his friends and family, and the importance of smoking pipes. This book is by turns bizarre, confusing, hilarious, serious and enlightening and is an overall joy to read!

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"But lying under the stars with the person I loved, I couldn't think that any bug-eyed monster from another world would have objected. And even God has his compassionate moments, presumably." (p. 132)

Graham Chapman was an amazing man - a doctor, writer, comedian, actor, an early champion for Gay Rights who was unashamed of his sexuality - a wonderfully inspiring (and very funny) man. ( )
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: FILM, TELEVISION, MUSIC, THEATRE. Graham Chapman, who died in October 1989, reveals in his autobiography what it was like to be part of the revolutionary and zany Monty Python team. Required reading for Monty Python fans, this true and false memoir is Graham Chapman's own hilarious account of his life as a Python and as a homosexual. Full of outrageous fictions and touching truths, in telling surreal and outrageous lies Graham Chapman often uncovers a truth about himself and colleagues.… (more)

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