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Last 100 Copies of Eric Idle's Memoir

25 Sep 2020

'George Harrison once said to me, "If we'd known we were going to be The Beatles we would have tried harder." I think the same could be said of Monty Python...' - Eric Idle

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle is now down to the final 100 copies. In his irreverent memoir, Idle reflects on the meaning of his life, taking us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre, and film. The book is packed with behind-the-scenes stories featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.

So should you feel the need of some Python humour in your life, this 'memoir of a failed pessimist', as Idle himself put it, is just the thing... secure your copy now.

'On the advice of my lawyer I am leaving out the shameful bits, and on the advice of my wife the filthy bits, but as usual in my career, I will leave you wanting less. If this isn't exactly what went down, it's certainly how it should have happened.' - Eric Idle

With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as John Cleese and the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart.

'So, what have I learned over my long and weird life? Well, first, that there are two kinds of people, and I don't much care for either of them. Second, when faced with a difficult choice, either way is often best. Third, always leave a party when people begin to play the bongos.' - Eric Idle

Eric Idle recorded, especially for Genesis subscribers, a delightful journey through his Genesis collection, finishing with an introduction of his latest book, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Eric Idle


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