Narrated By: Eddie Izzard
Duration: 14 hours and 38 minutes
What to expect
Get to know a national icon in Eddie Izzard's hilarious and dazzling autobiography
'Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate' Telegraph
Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Marathon runner. Political campaigner.
Fashion icon. Human.
There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how she broke through.
Her relentless optimism has led her to always do things her own way, even if it didn't work the first time, and her incredible self-belief has pushed her to keep on trying, even if it didn't work the second or third time either.
Whether she was putting on teddy bear shows on boarding school beds or swordfighting on the streets of London, Eddie never stopped trying to achieve her dreams of becoming a performer.
Brimming with her distinctively surreal humour and disarming candour, Believe Me tells the story of a person who never took no for an answer.
'This book is a raw, honest exploration of what it means to live your truth, to be unapologetically ambitious. It's about being brave. And hilarious' Chelsea Handler
'Laughter trumps sorrow in candid comedian Eddie Izzard's Believe Me' Vanity Fair
'A comedy gem' Guardian
Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Humour, Individual actors & performers, Self-help, personal development & practical advice, Theatre: technical & background skills
Listen to a sample
Izzard is fleet of foot - even in Cuban heels
The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe
True Izzardians are every bit as committed in their fandom as Star Trek or Dr Who fans
Sheer Comic Genius. His humour reflects the scattershot lunacy of Monty Python, but with a sophisticated silliness that is entirely his own. He is the most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation
King of the Universe . . . Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate
A comedy gem
The funniest man in England
Izzard is Wikipedia in heels. He's made his career out of hilarious, dizzying, surreal routines held up by their own daft logic . . . A force of nature
Had the Pythons stuck it out, they'd certainly be doing Izzard-like gags
Izzard has a knack for reducing centuries' worth of history to just a few exquisite words (the Romans were just 'fascist plumbers', for example)
A consistent intelligence underpins Izzard's whimsy