Believe Me

by Eddie Izzard | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 3843715815 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkaila-annwing of Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on 12/7/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkaila-annwing from Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Saturday, December 07, 2019
Bought on ThriftBooks.

I enjoyed this look into one of my favorite comics lives but I understood going in that it was probably going to be a bit slapdash - kind of his style. It was fascinating to learn about the things that shaped him, the way he operates and how has made himself into the person that he is today. I lost my mom when I was fairly young (16) but thank my lucky stars when comparing it to a loss at the age of 6. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkaila-annwing at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (12/27/2019 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA

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Sent as part of the wishlist tag game. Tracking number 9549010707679361220864

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, December 30, 2019
The wishlist book (subtitled "A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens"!) arrived safely on this sleety/icy day; many thanks! I'd listened to it on audiobook - narrated by Izzard himself, with additional "bonus footnotes" contributed along the way, including a few asides to the audio director and at least one "hang on, I want to Google something" bits. I wanted to read the print version in part for the sake of the many photos - mentioned and sometimes described at length in the audiobook - and in part to revisit my favorite bits.

Later: Very enjoyable, especially with the addition of the photos, though I admit I missed some of the more offbeat footnotes from the audiobook! Not that the print version is short of footnotes - including some self-referential ones that made me chortle. From some heart-wrenching scenes from his youth, especially regarding the illness and death of his mother, through his budding interest in street performing, to his acceptance of his own genderqueerness, to the impressive amount of work he's done on stage and off, it was quite an admirable memoir. [I love the fact that he learned to do his stage performances in several different languages. And his taking up of marathon-running fairly late in life was pretty damned impressive too.]

[There's a TV Tropes page on Izzard and his work, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine USA on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (1/18/2020 UTC) at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine USA

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I plan to leave this book near some of the marvelous carved animals in the trading post, while dashing out for some pre-snowstorm releasing. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

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*** Released for the 2020 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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