Believe Me

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens

Large Print - 2017
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New York Times Bestseller

"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy.

Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.

Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524778392
1524778397
Branch Call Number: LP 792.76028 Izz
Characteristics: 526 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Zigman, Laura

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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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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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