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Billy

Pamela Stephenson - Author

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ISBN 9781468303797 | 304 pages | 30 Oct 2012 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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A favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the outrageous comedian whose unsurpassed comedic talent has won him countless fans. Billy, the revelatory, poignant, and wildly entertaining biography is written by the woman who knows him best—his wife.

With insight and objectivity, Pamela Stephenson, a clinical psychologist, takes us through the heartbreaking and hilarious life of a comic legend and what made him the man he is today. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in Angela's Ashes as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor and a remarkable range of performances as a brilliant comic, a serious actor who played opposite Dame Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown , and the star of the U.S. television show Head of the Class.


"Billy Connolly is my inspiration." — Eddie Izzard


"Billy Connolly is quite simply the most successful popular British stand-up comedian of modern times." — The Guardian


"A triumph of the will, an Angela’s Ashes with punch lines." — Publishers Weekly



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