Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens / Eddie Izzard, with Laura Zigman.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
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    • ISBN:
      9780399175831 (hardback)
    • Accession Number:
      2017008493
    • Accession Number:
      neos.8869780
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      IZZARD, E.; ZIGMAN, L. Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens. [s. l.]: Blue Rider Press, 2017. ISBN 9780399175831. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 25 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Izzard E, Zigman L. Believe Me : A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider Press; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875. Accessed May 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Izzard, E., & Zigman, L. (2017). Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens. Blue Rider Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Izzard, Eddie, and Laura Zigman. 2017. Believe Me : A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Izzard, E. and Zigman, L. (2017) Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens. Blue Rider Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 25 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Izzard, E & Zigman, L 2017, Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens, Blue Rider Press, viewed 25 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Izzard, Eddie, and Laura Zigman. Believe Me : A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Izzard, Eddie, and Laura Zigman. Believe Me : A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Izzard E, Zigman L. Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens [Internet]. Blue Rider Press; 2017 [cited 2020 May 25]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8869780&custid=s3443875

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2017 May #1

In this witty and honest memoir, performer Izzard (Dress To Kill) chronicles his life and career thus far. Izzard, age 55, knew at an early age that he wanted to be an actor and began doing plays and musicals in primary school. Izzard moved often, owing to his father's job at BP Oil. At the beginning of the book, he details one of the events that greatly affected his life: losing his mother to cancer when he was just six years old. Izzard developed a knack for comedy eventually leading to his success as a stand-up comic and actor. Throughout, he candidly discusses his experiences as a self-professed transvestite and his family's reaction. This account feels as if the author is having a conversation with the reader rather than simply sprouting information about himself. Readers will enjoy the diary-like aspect. VERDICT For Izzard's followers, this is definitely worth the read. Well written and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, it's recommended for fans of comedy and theater and those who appreciate wicked and honest repartee.—Holly Skir, York Coll., CUNY

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 April #4

Beloved comedian, actor, and writer Izzard, known partly for being an "out" transvestite who sometimes wears dresses, heels, and lipstick on stage, shares intimate details about his life and is emotionally transparent throughout this splendid memoir. Born in Yemen to English parents, Izzard moved with his family back to the U.K. when he was young. There he had a happy childhood until his beloved mother died of cancer when he was six. This trauma, Izzard explains, pushed him, with the magical thinking that it would somehow bring his mother back, relentlessly toward a successful career in show business. He writes about coming to terms with his gender identity and recognizing that he was transgender at a young age, but told no one for nearly two decades. As his star began to rise, Izzard grew confident enough to dress as a woman on stage. Whether recounting his boarding-school shenanigans, his struggles with dyslexia, or his work with Sports Relief U.K. over the years (including last year when he ran 27 marathons in 27 days), the book is both funny and painful, and ultimately uplifting. (June)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.