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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 10 years âe" Pamela Stephenson.

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

And when he isn't doing thatâe¦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, knows the truth about life on the comedy circuit, how Billy works âe" and plays âe" and what it's like to live with him.

In this extraordinary book, she combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compellingly moving âe" yet hugely entertaining âe" biography. This is the real Billy Connolly.

Publisher: London : HarperCollinsEntertainment, c2001
ISBN: 9780007110919
Branch Call Number: 792.7028092/CON -S 4565 1


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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!!

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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