• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help
SuperPoints

3

SuperPoints

Stephen Fry in America | Hardback

Released on 01 October 2008

Author: Stephen Fry | Format: Hardback

(4 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

Condition:  Used - Good

In stock Shipping now

£2.64 Free delivery

Earn 3 SuperPoints What are SuperPoints?

Available Delivery Options (find out more)

  • Standard delivery estimate: 2nd Dec - 4th Dec

Comment:"BUY WITH CONFIDENCE". FAST DESPATCH OF ALL ORDERS FROM OUR UK LOCATION USING ROYAL MAIL SERVICE. We have a dedicated customer service team who will assist with all your enquiries. We aim to exceed our customers? expectations at all times.

Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his journey for the BBC1 series. 'Stephen Fry is a treasure of the British Empire.' - The Guardian Stephen Fry has always loved America; in fact he came very close to being born there. Now, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embark on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 50 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes -- following wherever his curiosity leads him. Stephen meets a collection of remarkable individuals -- American icons and unsung local heroes alike.He drops in for tea with Steven Spielberg in Ohio, talks to George Bush on his ranch in Texas; visits Maine's most famous resident, Stephen King; meets Bill Gates in Washington; samples Memphis music courtesy of Aretha Franklin; and who better to talk about California than its governor Arnold Schwarzenegger? But equally there are also unknown mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos that Stephen encounters, who bring to life the oddities and splendours of each locale. He discovers Oklahoma's World Cow Pat Throwing Contest, attends Independence Day Parades, cherry-pie bake-offs, and visits the heartland of the Sioux Nation in South Dakota. Along the way, Stephen discovers that each state has its bizarre and quaint local laws -- for example, did you know that in Alaska it is illegal to push a moose out of an aircraft, and in New Hampshire on Sundays, citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up? A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry's In America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.

To view extract 1 from Stephen Fry in America please click here

To view extract 1 from Stephen Fry in America please click here

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Fantastic book

| | See all julieedwards's reviews (4)

This is the best book i've read this year. A fascinating look at life in America, which is not as glamorous as its made out to be on tv. Stephen Fry is at his usual comical best, giving his opinion on all the states as he visits them in his black cab. With lovely colour pictures, and facts on all the states, this is a great gift for anyone who likes a good non-fiction read.

 WHAT A LOVELY MAN

| | See all goldspice's reviews (1)

I actually met stephen fry on saturday 29th november. He was doing a booksigning in jarrolds of norwich.i have started too read the book and i have to say how fantastic it is.the books layout is brilliant,the writing is fantastic and the television show was really enjoyable.
He is in my opinion one of the nicest and most talented entertainers of this century.what a perfect english gentleman****

 unbeatable

| | See all BertfromBelgium's reviews (459)

Top 100  Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Sport and Outdoor Reviewer

absolutely charming, this book about stephen fry's travelings in the USA. high quality paper and photography, this is a luxurious book.
and it comes in handy with seperate chapters and facts and stories about the different states; ideal to be read in stages and to be enjoyed over a long period. his style is very funny and if you've seen the tv-series, well there certainly can be made a comparison to louis theroux....
let's read this and have big fun.

 unbeatable

| | See all albertIIjr's reviews (459)

Top 100  Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Sport and Outdoor Reviewer

absolutely charming, this book about stephen fry's travelings in the USA. high quality paper and photography, this is a luxurious book.
and it comes in handy with seperate chapters and facts and stories about the different states; ideal to be read in stages and to be enjoyed over a long period. his style is very funny and if you've seen the tv-series, well there certainly can be made a comparison to louis theroux....
let's read this and have big fun.

 Beautiful

| | See all QuackDuck's reviews (11)

A wonderful, beautiful book that is a joy to read. Stephen captures the true spirit of America in this book and shows us a side of the states that is mostly ignored by the British press. Simply fantastic.

AuthorStephen Fry
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (United Kingdom)
Year2008
ISBN9780007266340
FormatHardback - 320 Pages
Illustrations250 col illustrations