Fun book recommendation of the day
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life is a biography of Eric Idle, written by himself. Eric Idle is an ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot. The book is an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor. Idle is mostly known for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python. In his book, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in an entertaining memoir that takes the reader on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends of his. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries like Pythons, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The book is named after a song he wrote for Life of his friend, Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK. Idle shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades.