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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

(2018)
A Sortabiography
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We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film.

Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the '60s and '70s, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels and many more, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart.

In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humour that has delighted his audiences for five decades.

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.



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October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-4746-1027-7 / 978-1-4746-1027-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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October 2018 : Hardback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-984822-58-6 / 978-1-984822-58-1
Publisher: Crown Archetype
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-984822-59-4 / 978-1-984822-59-8
Publisher: Broadway Books
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-4746-1029-3 / 978-1-4746-1029-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-4746-1028-5 / 978-1-4746-1028-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side: (Piano/vocal/guitar)
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-84328-291-7 / 978-1-84328-291-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: International Music Publications
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-984829-45-9 / 978-1-984829-45-0
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
ISBN: 1-4091-8520-6 / 978-1-4091-8520-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Crown Archetype
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October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Author(s): Eric Idle
Publisher: OnlineSheetMusic.com
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