Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy.
Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.
King of the Universe . . . Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate * Telegraph
Izzard is Wikipedia in heels. He's made his career out of hilarious, dizzying, surreal routines held up by their own daft logic . . . A force of nature * Radio Times
A comedy gem * Guardian
Izzard has a knack for reducing centuries' worth of history to just a few exquisite words (the Romans were just 'fascist plumbers', for example) * Time Out
The funniest man in England -- John Cleese The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe * Los Angeles Times
A consistent intelligence underpins Izzard's whimsy * Chortle *