Fun! I particularly enjoyed the excerpts from actual shows. Honest and revealing. A good story
It was short. I wish he went over his movie career after he stopped doing stand up.
If you love Steve Martin then this is a must read/ listen!!
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
And perhaps for those who are interested in the trail one comic took (I have no idea how generalizable his experience is) from "whoever will take me" to "wherever I want to go" (rags to riches).
FYI I always now start with a three star and go up and down based on my response to the work just listened to. 😱
I'm so disappointed. Steve tells the dull serious story of his life. I wanted to be entertained. It was more a guidebook of how to become a comedian.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
I admire Steve Martin the comic actor, and I was surprised and delighted by the quality of Shop Girl. This memoir of how Steve Martin dedicated himself to a craft that is difficult and ephemeral is eloquent and honest. I especially enjoyed his concession that his depressive episode might have been self indulgent but nevertheless challenging.