Cleese Autobiography References Multiple Intelligences
John Cleese’s November 2014 autobiography So, Anyway… contains a short passage mentioning Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.
A renowned British comedian, Cleese’s book describes his rise to stardom, from his days as a law student at Cambridge University in England to his meteoric success as a member of the famous comedy troupe Monty Python.
Discussing his time at university, Cleese muses about the definition of intelligence, agreeing with Gardner’s multiple intelligences theory that there exist various and independent intellectual capacities in the human brain. “Which helps me understand why I sometimes think I am quite bright and sometimes feel like a complete dolt,” says Cleese.