DAILY LLAMA CREATOR MENTIONED IN UPDATE TO
Last year, journalist and biographer Jonathan Margolis published an update to his 1992 biography of John Cleese, Cleese Encounters. This revised biography features new chapters updating Cleese's activities through 1997 (e.g., the full story of Fierce Creatures and its original ending) as well as an updated curriculum vitae.
The book is the most in-depth work on John Cleese you will find anywhere. Extensively researched and based on numerous interviews with Cleese's friends, family, and colleagues, this biography is a tremendously amusing read, even if you are not a Monty Python fan but wanted to know more about one of the most successful men in show business.
Jonathan Margolis was nice enough to contact us in 1997 about additional
John Cleese facts and to include some research supplied by the Daily
Llama. He even included a whole paragraph on yours truly. It paints
the usual picture of a Monty Python obsessive but it's an honor to have
been cited in such a wonderful book. So, for better or for worse, here
is the quote...
Jonathan Margolis writes regularly for the UK's London Evening Standard and the Guardian and is a European contributor to Time magazine. He has also authored biographies of Michael Palin, Lenny Henry, Billy Connolly, and Bernard Manning. Jonathan's second Python work, Michael Palin: A Biography is exceptionally good and worthy of a read.
The updated Cleese Encounters is listed in the Monty Python Bibliography here at the Daily Llama and can be purchased in Europe and Canada and can be purchased on websites like Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/).