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 in basic terms autobiography . . .

'I understand why i am doing all this,' I stated. 'Everything I do in lifestyles is attempting to get her again. i believe if I do sufficient issues . . . that perhaps she'll come back.'

When Eddie Izzard was once six, he and his brother Mark misplaced their mom. That day, he misplaced his adolescence too. regardless of or maybe due to this, he has continually felt he had to tackle issues that a few humans may contemplate very 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 United States. In a narrative packed with incident he tells of teddy endure exhibits on boarding university 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 enjoying the Hollywood Bowl.

Above all, it is a story approximately somebody who has continually performed every thing his personal method (which usually did not paintings firstly) and, occasionally virtually unintentionally yet continuously 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 ecu and severe runner of marathons, who bestrides the area degree as a global level bestrider.

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

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