I rarely read autobiographies, but when I do pick one up, it either has to make me cry or make me laugh out loud (one would use the abbreviation LOL right about now). Thankfully, Mr. Fry had me giggling. Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry is one of the books that I am currently reading. You may be asking yourself, who is this Fry? Well, he is a British, well-respected, Cambridge graduate, intellectual and happy comedian. Put it this way, if the world spoke like Stephen Fry, then mankind would be in a better place. Consequently, I haven’t a clue what ‘Moab is my Washpot’ actually means. Although I do believe it’s from the bible. If you still do not know who Stephen Fry is, then you must already know Hugh Laurie. Fry and Laurie are equalled to bread and butter.
“I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.” Stephan Fry
Moab is my Washpot is an autobiography about Stephen Fry’s first twenty years of his life. It’s an incredibly honest account of his childhood, filled with satire and a charming wit. Indeed, this book is filled with curses and swearing, but that is the charisma of Mr. Fry. His love of words is why I truly admire him. In today’s society, you rarely see a man who can speak freely as he.
Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying my read of Stephen Fry and I am definitely reading his other autobiographies in the near future.