Believe Me

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

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"Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: (epub)
0399175830 (hardback)
9780399175831 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: B IZZARD
Characteristics: 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Zigman, Laura - Author


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Izzard’s personal story is fascinating: he survived a difficult childhood and worked relentlessly to overcome his lack of natural talent and become an international star. If you’re a huge fan of him like I am, you’ll love this book. His written voice is very similar to his stage voice, and I fou... Read More »

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Dec 04, 2017

I was looking for a funny read, thank goodness I picked this up. Humorous, enlightening and definite positive messages come shining thru.

This memoir/bio reads rather like his stage act: funny and scattered. I've enjoyed his shows for many years but only recently did I realize his dresses and makeup were not part of his act (as in one of Flip Wilson's or Milton Berle's female characters) but of his very self (he came out as transgender way before it was cool). Today, this is less provocative but when he started doing it on stage way back when, it was quite risky for his career and his well being. I wanted to learn more about him and this book does a fair job of that. He's worked hard and his success is well earned. If you like Eddie's comedy, do give this a read. He's a good bloke and it's worth your time.


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Dec 04, 2017

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Sexual Content: It is, in part, about his coming out as a transgendered person. There is no discussion of sexuality or sexual exploits beyond coming to terms with his identity and the risks that involved regarding his career.

Coarse Language: Very rare usage.


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