It's a great read. Hilarious, moving and very, very interesting. Eric Idle takes us on a journey from his public school days to the present day (as of the writing of this book). I had to put it down every so often to do ordinary life stuff but I always looked forward to getting back to it. It would be the perfect Christmas gift for any reader, and especially Python fans.
Idle could be accused of name-dropping, but with his wide circle of acquaintance, he can get away with it. The most entrepreneurial of the Pythons, he gives us an insider's view of how films got financed and produced, Spamalot (a very thin concept that made megabucks) and the intersection of his personal and professional lives. He doesn't take it too seriously, and the subtitle - "a sortabiography"- captures his happy nihilism. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it enormously. Idle's take on life is best summed up when he devises his own tombstone message (based on the nudge, nudge, wink, wink sketch): Say No More.