Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography – by Eric Idle

I always enjoyed Monty Python on PBS here in the U.S. and have parts of each of their movies memorized, so it should be no surprise that I thought Eric Idle’s “sortabiography” would be interesting, and it was, particularly if you are interested in all of his famous friends and the places you can go and things you can do when you become rich and famous yourself.

I certainly don’t begrudge anyone any good fortune, particularly when it is earned, but there is a certain difficulty in relating to such people when you have not attained the same type of good fortune. I think the one thing that I took away from this book, if it was truthfully told, was the actual pleasure that Eric Idle attained from his chosen life’s work. I envy that.

It was also interesting as a look into the inner workings of Monty Python. Having a few years under my belt, I have no illusions that a group of people working together is always a thing of joy, but it was nice to see that they appear to have a mutual respect for one another.

If you are into biographies, or “sortabiographies,” you’ll find this a pretty easy, light book to read. It won’t change your life, unless you take to heart the lesson that you will probably enjoy your life a lot more if you make a living doing something you love to do. I wish.

Finished 11/11/18