The Moon's a Balloon

The Guardian’s Number One Hollywood Autobiography

    • 4.2 • 118 Ratings
    • £4.99
    • £4.99

Publisher Description

ONE OF THE BESTSELLING MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME WITH OVER FIVE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

Discover the heartfelt, laugh-out-loud account of one of Hollywood's greatest actors and, above all, greatest men


Debonair English wit and humourist extraordinaire, star of The Pink Panther, Casino Royal and Around the World in 80 Days, few Hollywood actors are remembered as fondly as David Niven.

In this bestselling autobiography, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life, regaling us with tales of school expulsion and wartime hi-jinks. However, it is his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - from Lawrence Oliver and Vivien Leigh to Elizabeth Taylor, Noel Coward and dozens of others - that turn this memoir into an outright masterpiece.

An intimate, gossipy, warm and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again.

***

'An immensely enjoyable, witty and racy memoir' Sunday Times

'Forthright, bawdy, and often hilarious, zany and zestful, his anecdotes should keep you entertained for hours' Sunday Express

'Niven's life was Wodehouse with tears' John Mortimer

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2005
28 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Jippjones ,

David Niven history

Excellent Read, funny and very informative

Gggrumpz ,

The moon's a balloon

This publication is a disgrace!: Both Penguin and Apple should bow their heads in shame for charging real money for a book riddled with typos and lazy, faulty punctuation.
Do you know what a "yean" is? - no, nor did I, initially, until I copped that they mean "years". If you enjoy puzzling punctuation this may be for you.
As for the content- well, David Niven is always going to be a joy to watch and to read. Discretely gossipy blue blood. If it's true that guys vote for Presidents on the basis of whether they'd want to share a beer with the candidate, then Niven shudda been elected many times over! (Notwithstanding his ineligibility). Anyway, don't reward sloppy publishers with ur cash.

Nexusme007 ,

Please sort out the typos!

From the first page, it was very clear to me that there were errors that need to be fixed. A simple spell check would of helped.

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