Author(s): Barry Humphries
Described by Barry Humphries as a 'cubist self-portrait', My Life as Merevisits his childhood, his adolescence, his complicated relationship with Australia, and his adventures of the heart and of the stage. In this heady memoir, his various distractions - painting, travel, collecting, marriage and divorce - are explored, if not explained.A master of comic writing, Barry tells us of his privileged youth in suburban Melbourne and, with a disarming candour that he already regrets, describes his hectic artistic and romantic career in Australia, England and America. There are also hilarious glimpses of his life as the creator of Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone, Dame Edna Everage - and himself.
Barry Humphries' first autobiography, "More Please", won the J.R. Ackerley Prize in 1993.
Barry Humphries, sometimes known as Dame Edna Everage, is the author of several autobiographies, and plays. MORE PLEASE, his first autobiographical foray, won the JR Ackerley prize in 1993 and unparalleled praise. He is married to Lizzie Spender, the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender, and has two sons and two daughters.