Billy

Billy

Book - 2002
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The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years - Pamela Stephenson.

Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled - and split the sides of - thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences.

And when he isn't doing that...he's turning in award-winning performances on film and television.

He's the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled and desperately poor childhood in the docklands of Glasgow he is now the intimate of household names the world over.

How did this happen, who is the real Billy Connolly? Only one person can answer that question: his wife, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela's writing combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, moving and hugely entertaining biography. This is the real Billy Connolly.

This genre-defining book is now re-released for a new generation of comedy fans, with a stunning package and a new Foreword from the author. Pamela's vision of Billy is as true now as it ever was - as groundbreaking, as moving and as laugh-out-loud funny - and here she brings the book fully into its context, as one of the most influential biographies ever written.

Publisher: London : HarperCollinsEntertainment, 2002, c2001.
Edition: Pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780007110926
0007110928
Characteristics: xiii, 383 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.

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ownedbydoxies
Sep 01, 2011

Written by his wife, this is an interesting insight into Billy Connolly's life and the source of his humor. Like many, he had a very rough beginning, but found his own way of surviving. It's interesting how he doesn't cry 'poor me' about his early years, but says it didn't kill him, and just keeps on doing his thing and making the rest of us laugh til we hurt. Thanks, Billy!!

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claireanne2010
Aug 16, 2011

Great book about the funniest man in Scotland, very enjoyable and as its written by his wife, tells the truth ....

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