Monday, August 27, 2007

The Greedy Bastard Diary by Eric Idle

Well, this book was a truck book, which is to say that I'd read it during lunch break or while sitting in drive through. It still didn't take long to read, since most of the pages aren't even totally full of text.

Eric Idle, of course, is part of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe. The Greedy Bastard Diary chronicles his experiences touring the united states on a "greedy bastard" tour, that is, a tour that's just the singer and his guitar, intended to make a lot of money quickly. The title is something of a misnomer since a) Idle takes an entire cast with him and (SPOILER!) b) he doesn't make any money.

The parts about the tour itself are interesting, but more worthwhile are Idle's thoughts about everything from sex to religion. Particularly touching are his comments about his late friends George Harrison and Graham Chapman. And, now for something completely different.

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