Excellent insight into the comic genius of Steve Martin. He is no Scott Brick when it comes to reading aloud, but he IS reading his own words and thoughts, and that in itself makes for a fine listen. If you don't think Martin is funny, however, you may not want to read this one.
I loved this memoir and hearing about Martin's challenging upbringing and career path. I don't share Steve Martin's sense of humor. But, I love that he seems like a very kind, honorable human being.
Membre since March 2008.
So a 6 hour listen was plenty and having Steve read it was fantastic.
Great book on the life of stand up comedy and if you're a Steve Martin fan, the book is a must.
si quieres ser comediante, este libro es esencial para tu educación humorística. Steve Martin te cuenta su vida pero también te lleva a conocer el esfuerzo que requiere llegar a la fama.
? did you come of age with the comedy of the 1970's and 1980's
? can you remember the very early years of " Saturday Night Live "
? do you have an appetite for knowing a performer's back story
steve martin has written a wistful and tender hearted memoir for you
as you'd expect he's a sensitive soul ( migraines, panic attacks, hypochondria etc. )
he seeks the stage to work out those issues and escape a dreary home life
martin is a remarkably kind, thoughtful, modest and eloquent man
he clearly prefers his current quiet life to his prior episode of national fame
there's a profound genuineness to his description of his life and friends
for some people, solitude and introspection are not things to be avoided
martin is clearly in that group and he quickly found fame to an irritant
if that speaks to your soul, i'd highly recommend this self-narrated book
Steve Martin writes (and here narrates expertly his own book) about the 15+ year process to become a. "overnight success". To see the incredible hard work and challenges going from humble beginnings to the Steve Martin you recognize is an amazing story. Highly recommended
Such a great story -- and there is no better way to hear it than from the voice of Steve Martin himself. Funny and touching, it brings back memories of his career. The insights into his life are unexpected and profound.