Billy

By Pamela Stephenson
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585673087, 291pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

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Description
A favorite of American audiences, Billy Connolly, who now lives in Los Angeles, is the outrageous comedian whose unsurpassed comedic talent has won him countless fans. "Billy," the revelatory, poignant, and wildly entertaining biography is written by the woman who knows him best his wife.
With insight and objectivity, Pamela Stephenson, a clinical psychologist, takes us through the heartbreaking and hilarious life of a comic legend and what made him the man he is today. The descriptions of Scottish life evoke the poignancy of the Ireland in "Angela's Ashes" as she tells of the troubled, abused. and desperately poor child in the docklands of Glasgow who grew up to shock and awe audiences around the world with his notoriously bawdy humor and a remarkable range of performances as a brilliant comic, a serious actor who played opposite Dame Judi Dench in "Mrs. Brown," and the star of the U.S. television show "Head of the Class.



About the Author
An Australian born in New Zealand, PAMELA STEPHENSON is famous for her starring role in the British comedy "Not the Nine O'Clock News" and other TV and film work, including "Saturday Night Live." She and Billy Connolly live and work in Los Angeles, where she now practices as a clinical psychologist.
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