The Fry Chronicles

"I really must stop saying sorry; it doesn't make things any better or worse." Actor, comedian, and author Stephen Fry follows 1999's Moab is My Washpot -- a quirky and moving account of his childhood -- with a new memoir that finds a young Fry navigating his way in the world of theatrical comedy along with fellow rising stars Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie. Like having dinner with a friend so clever he makes you feel like the witty one.

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