Clive James is the author of more than thirty books. As well as his memoirs, he has published essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. He helped to found the independent television production company Watchmaker and the Internet enterprise Welcome Stranger, one of whose offshoots is a multimedia personal website, www.clivejames.com. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.
Pembroke College, Cambridge offered a way out of the swinging London scene of the sixties. And Clive James made the most of all the extra curricular opportunities that came his way: Footlights, poetry, film reviews, and falling in love (often). He also became Literary Editor of Granta and wrote for New Statesman. A truly original wit and humour here applied to himself (and everything else within reach). (Kirkus UK)