Vivid, ridiculously entertaining, and, at times, explosively funny... Cleese is a master of crisp comic prose: his elegant syntax and sudden absurdities would have PG Wodehouse raising a martini glass. So, Anyway... glows with fairness, kindness, gentleness and loyalty.
Nicholas Barber, Sunday Express
Told with considerable charm and a refreshing amount of candour, the story is one of a vulnerable soul gradually finding a degree of security from behind a carapace of cutting wit... Remarkably warm and generous.
Graham McCann, Times Literary Supplement
John Cleese’s memoir is just about everything one would expect of its author – smart, thoughtful, provocative and above all funny… A picture, if you will, of the artist as a young man.
So, Anyway… breaks away from the shallow conventions of the famous person's autobiography... The result is a book that is frequently hilarious, occasionally lyrical and always thoughtful. It is a fine and funny achievement.
Like having a long lunch with an amiable, slightly loony uncle. Who also happens to be John Cleese.
Michael Ian Black, New York Times
Left me wiping away tears.
Helen Brown, Sunday Telegraph
This is required reading for his fans.
[Cleese's] unrelenting charm and crisp wit make this the hilarious memoir fans expected. The book might as well be coated in glue, as it proves tricky to put down.
UK Press Syndication
An upfront and hilarious account of the comedy legend's early years.
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