The Moon's a Balloon

The Moon's a Balloon is a best-selling memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983), published in 1971.[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 Moon's a Balloon: Reminiscences
AuthorDavid Niven
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherHamish Hamilton
Publication date
791.43/028/0924 B
LC ClassPN2598.N5 A3 1971

The book is a funny yet tragic tale, detailing everything from the loss of Niven's father to his knowledge of how to lead a good life.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Brief Record (The moon's a balloon: reminiscences.)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ Millen, Robbie (2016-08-27). "The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. ^ "The Moon's a Balloon". Penguin Books. Retrieved 2019-09-15.