9780060537319 / 0060537310



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Publisher:Harper Paperbacks, 2003



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Life, love, pain, fame, fear, rage, and guts.

Just what is it about Billy Connolly and four-letter words? Read the book that's breaking international sales records and find out.

Now a favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly 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 psychologist and Billy's wife of ten years, 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 and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to captivate 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.

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