[Book News] Monty Python’s Eric Idle is Coming to Chicagoland in October

Eric Idle book tour

spamalotEric Idle is probably best known as the co-creator of Monty Python. Monty Python has been entertaining generations on TV, stage and through five films The most famous of the Monty Python films include The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail.

Eric Idle went on to adapt The Holy Grail for the stage with John Du Prez as the Broadway hit musical Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Eric was also a key creator behind many other shows.  He has appeared on stage, film, and TV as both himself and a countless variety of characters.

His latest project is a memoir, or as he calls it “A Sortabiography.” “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!” will be released in October. To celebrate the release, Mr. Idle is doing a limited book tour and one of his stops will be in Naperville, Illinois, courtesy of Anderon’s Bookshops .

About the Book:

Always look on the bright side of lifeFrom the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor.

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, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, 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 humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth 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.

Appearance Information:

eric idleJoin Anderson’s Bookshops for an evening of conversation with Eric Idle, one of the six original members of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, to celebrate the release of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!”

Your ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admission for one person. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event.  They will not be available for pick up before that time.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one person
A pre-signed copy of the new book handed to you when you arrive
A presentation
Audience Q&A

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
A personalization (your name in the book)
An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
The opportunity to meet the author or get a photograph

Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time.  We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us. 

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.

More informaiton on the appearance can be found at https://ericidleandersons.brownpapertickets.com/