The Moon's a Balloon

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The Moon's a Balloon: Reminiscences
Author David Niven
Country United Kingdom
Genre Memoir
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Publication date
Pages 312
ISBN 0-241-02062-X
OCLC 59141872
791.43/028/0924 B
LC Class PN2598.N5 A3 1971

The Moon's a Balloon is a best-selling memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983), published in 1972.[1] It details his early life. There have been several editions and many translations of the book over the years. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975.

The book is a funny yet tragic tale, detailing everything from the loss of Niven's father to his natural knowledge of how to lead a good life.

Appears in season 3, episode 1 of Better Call Saul as a book Gene (Bob Odenkirk) is reading during his lunchtime break at a shopping mall in Omaha, Nebraska where he manages a Cinnabon.


  1. ^ "Brief Record (The moon's a balloon: reminiscences.)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 30 August 2011.