As a huge Stephen Fry fan I was keen to read this book. Whilst his sometimes cringeworthy candour borders on self-indulgence, his honesty in recounting his feelings of alienation during his school days should resonate with many of his readers - it certainly did with me!
Essentially Fry's story is about self-discovery and self-acceptance. By revealing his manipulative dark-side it's almost as if the author is challenging us his audience to see what a truly unlikeable rotter he was (and by implication is).
And of course his ultimate conceit is that he knows full-well that we (his fans), will love him even more for sharing his fallibilities with us. "Moab is my Washpot" is proof that an autobiographical work can be therapeutic not just for its readers but maybe for its author as well!