The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years - Pamela Stephenson. Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled - and split the sides of - thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences. And when he isn't doing that...he's turning in award-winning performances on film and television. He's the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled and desperately poor childhood in the docklands of Glasgow he is now the intimate of household names the world over. How did this happen, who is the real Billy Connolly? Only one person can answer that question: his wife, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela,s writing combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, moving and hugely entertaining biography. This is the real Billy Connolly.
This genre-defining book is now re-released for a new generation of comedy fans, with a stunning package and a new Foreword from the author. Pamela,s vision of Billy is as true now as it ever was - as groundbreaking, as moving and as laugh-out-loud funny - and here she brings the book fully into its context, as one of the most influential biographies ever written.
In-store promotion: Full range of PoS. Consumer advertising: 'Massive' billboard campaign. Consumer promotion: Media interviews and joint author/ Connolly bookstore signings. Trade Competition: The chance to win tickets for Connolly's next tour. (Temporary)
Winner of British Book Awards Book of the Year 2002 and Butler & Tanner Book of the Year 2002 and WH Smith Book Awards: General Knowledge 2002 and British Book Awards: Butler & Tanner Book of the Year Award 2002 and WHSmith Book Awards (Biography & Autobiography) 2002.
An Australian born in New Zealand, Pamela Stephenson is famous for her starring role in'Not the Nine O'Clock News' and other TV and film work. She and Billy live and work in Los Angeles, where she now practises as a clinical psychologist.