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.
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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.
It was very interesting to hear how he started comedy and a bit of his life before, during, and after his comedy exploded into our lives.
Steve Martin - this is his autobiography.
His voice is unmistakeable and it wouldn't have been the same audiobook experience had he not narrated. It was wonderful to hear his story, his words, and his life with his voice! Another great aspect of his narration is his banjo playing during several transitions and chapters - really wonderful musical talent, this man has. I heard him accompany Edie Brickell on the David Letterman show in 2014 also.
There were a few very personal revelations he shared with the reader/audience that touched me as I was listening. I loved that he was so honest and raw in his descriptions of his personal as well as professional experiences.
If you are a fan of Steve Martin, classic stand-up comedy, or revealing auto-biographies you won't be disappointed in this audiobook. I really enjoyed it!
Great read. I love to see the backstory of how they succeeded. Spoiler alert ... he didn't just wake up one day and star on Saturday Night Live ... he worked for it. Steve does the narration which is nice, but unlike the Tina Fey book, he doesn't seem to add any flair to the narration.