A Short and Cheerful Guide
A sincere and thoughtful guide to creativity, and a very useful book! -- Graham Norton * BBC Radio 2 * '[A] humorous and practical guide . . . Whether you're hoping to write a novel or paint a masterpiece, you're sure to feel inspired' * OK Magazine * A versatile entertainer shares encouraging advice. . . his candour is endearing. An upbeat guide to the creative process. * Kirkus * Wise words on the serious business of being silly. * Sunday Business Post (Ireland) * Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, John Cleese shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing in this humorous and practical guide. -- Daily Eastern Press
John Marwood Cleese was born in 1939 in Weston-Super-Mare. He studied Law at Cambridge University and has enjoyed a successful career in comedy, theatre, film and television. He first achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He has appeared in many other films, including the James Bond films, Harry Potter and Shrek and has guest-starred in numerous TV shows.