Stephen Fry on the “total agony” of writing his autobiography

More Fool Me - the third instalment of Fry's memoirs - documents his battle with addiction in the late eighties and nineties

Stephen Fry has written a book. No, it’s not his first – he’s been churning out pages since the publication of his first novel, The Liar, in 1991. But More Fool Me is a memoir – his third following parts one and two, Moab Is My Washpot (1997) and The Fry Chronicles (2010). 


In his latest work, the actor, comedian, writer and presenter talks about the addictions he battled in the late eighties and nineties, a side of his career he has long kept hidden.  

In a new clip, exclusive to, Fry talks of the “agony” of writing. Comparing the process to running a marathon, he says, “I’m not complaining. It’s a wonderful thing to be offered the chance to be able to do it but it is agony, and yet one wouldn’t give it up for anything.” Watch the full clip above.


More Fool Me by Stephen Fry is published on 25 September 2014