This Is, Above All Else, A Thoughtful Book And Namedroppy Too, And FunnyIts Camaraderie Of Tone Lets It Wear Its Learning Lightly Yet Leaves You Withnew Insights, New Ways Of Looking At Things The GuardianFunny, PoignantHis Prose Feels Like An Ideal Form Of Conversation Washington Post The Fry Chronicles Is So Slickly Charming It Seems Churlish To Harrumph Wall Street JournalMr Fry Is Pitiless On The Subject Of His Young Self, But He S Also Wry And Tender And Hilarious WSJ Fry Begins With An Unnecessary Apology For The Ordinariness Of His Writing, And Then Proceeds To Write Masterfully, Assessing Himself With His Signature Blend Of Self Loathing And Baffled AmusementThe Memoir Stands As Proof Of The Author S Intelligence, Wit, And Insight Entertainment Weekly Stephen Fry S New Volume Of Memoirs, The Fry Chronicles An Autobiography Is A Delightful Account Of The Legendary British Comedian Actor S Years At Cambridge, And His First Years In Show Business Even His Occasional Overwriting Is So Quickly Followed By Witty Self Deprecation That He Never Loses The Reader S Sympathy And Interest To Read This Book Is To Fall In Love Perhaps Not For The First Time With Its Subjects One Of The World S Greatest Universities, And The British Comic Tradition Strongly Recommended National ReviewThe Inspirational Book Rescuing The Spectacled Bear Is Read By Stephen Fry And Also Includes A Specially Recorded Update By The Author On The Bear Rescue Project Stephen Fry First Travelled To Peru To Investigate Paddington Bear S Origins In The BBC Documentary, Paddington Bear The Early Years However, The Surprise Star Of The Show Turned Out To Be A Real Live Bear Named Yogi He Was A Spectacled Bear So Called Due To The Markings Around The Eyes But Had Been Captured By The People Of A Small Village High In The Andes And Had Lived In A Tiny Cage, Barely Large Enough For Him To Turn Around In, For Two Years Thanks To Some Bartering, He Was Released And Taken To A New Enclosure At The Bottom Of Peru S Greatest Man Made Treasure, Machu Picchu This Was The Beginning Of Stephen S Obsession With Spectacled Bears And Their Destiny A Charitable Foundation Bear Rescue Was Then Established For The Purpose Of Rescuing Distressed Bears, To Purchase Land For Their Exclusive Use And To Pursue Research Into Their Numbers, Their Habitat And Their Future Then It Was Back To Peru For The Second DocumentaryStephen Fry And The Spectacled Bears Was Devoted Entirely To The Welfare Of The Spectacled Bear And The Attempts To Keep The Species From Extinction During This Trip Stephen Kept A Diary The Diary Became The Book, Rescuing The Spectacled Bear, Which Has Now Been Exclusively Read In Its Entirety By Stephen Fry For This Recording