John Cleese Writing His Memoirs

Monday, May 9, 2011

JOHN Cleese is writing his memoirs.

The Monty Python comedian-and-actor is penning a book in order to help fund his £12.2 million divorce settlement from third wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger.

The book, to be entitled The Maintenance Memoirs, will be written by John with an official biographer, with them each taking it in turns to write a page. The book is thought to be able to command an advance of around £2 million from potential publishers.

“I don’t think anybody’s ever done one like this,” John said. “I’d been putting it off — partly because I was too busy, and also because it was too difficult trying to remember things.”

The 71-year-old star has previously said he needs to earn about £1 million a year to pay off the settlement and he is currently on a comedy tour of the UK, dubbed The Alimony Tour, which finishes on July 2.


  • Cinema Nostalgia

    How sad is that? To have worked all your life and now that you are at an age that you should be able to enjoy your earnings you actually HAVE to work to pay off someone else.

    • SA

      Celebrities should never get married.

  • Apostate

    And now for something completely different-and disheartening….

  • Joanna

    Now thats bloody rediculous!
    Sad to have ALL that money taken away for a botched marriage…but, lets face it guys…we don’t know what happened…or why, hmmm?