First published in 1980, A Liar’s Autobiography, Volume VI is Graham Chapman’s extraordinary and surreal account of his more than eventful life – whether as mountaineer or medical student; actor or alcoholic; heterosexual groupie guzzler or homosexual coming to terms with himself.
He was a celebrated member of the Monty Python team and his zany wit became familiar to millions of viewers worldwide in assorted roles as military colonel, policeman and doctor and as the eponymous hero of the Python film The Life of Brian.
‘Amateur psychologists who think it is clever to explain the character of the late man from a jumble of largely fictitious memories can ferret for their filth in other peoples autobiographies. They have opened the wrong book.’ Authors warning.
‘It’s the Magna Carta and Valley of the Dolls all rolled into one …’ Michael Palin
‘Required reading for Monty Python fans.’ The New Yorker
‘I thought it was a liar’s autobiography until I read it.’ Terry Jones
‘An intercoursingly good book…definitely not a present for your aunty.’ Evening Standard
‘Graham Chapman was a loony. You can tell that from this book. After all it took four men to write his autobiography.’ Eric Idle