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My Life As Me: A Memoir by Barry Humphries (Hardcover, 2002) First Edition

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My Life As Me: A Memoir by Barry Humphries (First Edition)

'Barry you used to be so nice,' Louisa Humphries frequently said to her son. Now, in his maturity, Australia's most famous comedian reflects on his long journey away from Niceness.

Described by the author as a 'cubist self-portrait', 'My Life As Me' revisits his childhood, his adolescence, his love-hate relationship with Australia and his adventures of the heart and of the stage. In this heady memoir his various fascinations are explored - painting, music, travel and collecting - as are his forays into marriage, and his friendships with comedians, artists and writers.

A master of comic writing, Barry Humphries tells us of his privileged youth in suburban Melbourne and, with a disarming candour that he already regrets, describes his hectic artistic and romantic career in Australia, England and America.

If Louisa Humphries could read this book, she would undoubtedly describe is as 'uncalled for'. This is a family book suitable only for adults.


Format: Hardback | 352 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.0 x 3.2  | 882g

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2002

Publisher: Penguin Books

Imprint: Viking

Publication City/Country: Camberwell, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0670888346

ISBN13: 9780670888344


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges, and some minor scratching). All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.