An honest, but not deep, review of Steve Martin's early life. After recently listening to Keith Richard's and Patti Smith's autobio's, not quite as detailed, nor brash, a life story. Wish there was a bit more devling and more post-fame discussion.
It's always cool for the author, particularly of an autobiography, to narrate.
I enjoyed hearing all about his early years and his interactions with others in Hollywood.
I expected it to be more inclusive. It just stops when he gets into movies.
I only get books read by the author. He tells you up front he hates his work and the person he was then. So, his reading it this was should not have been a disappointment.
His disappointment with the relationship he had with his father was moving. Especially the beating he took. He had a sad childhood.
Steve Martin's narration makes this.
No one could possibly do this other than him since it's about him.
Great story, intimate, well-written, and suuuuper funny and insightful. Best audiobook I've listened to in a long while.
Born Standing Up
Steve Martin, he was the mainest.
He takes his comedy much more seriously than he presents it, and it's fascinating.
The End is Surprisingly Moving
It's been a years since I listened, cute but not outstanding. I still have vague memories of enjoying some the tales.
I loved that Steve Martin narrated. It made me feel like he was in the car with me.
It definitely made me laugh.
Honest, Sweet, Amusing.
The surprises and the honesty.
He has a very pleasant and restful speaking voice. He came across as a really nice man (and was willing to talk about his own failings).
His references to his anxiety attacks and the difficult relationship with his father.
You won't regret buying it.
Insightful, funny, smart
Hard to say, Steve is the main character, but his life seems to have been filled with interesting people!
I've listened to his stand up, which was funny and absurd. He comes across as much more intelligent and thoughtful in this book than in his stand up.
No. It made me laugh at times, but it's a more sly humor. I keep saying
I'm about 70% through it and really enjoying it. I don't want it to end!
The book is entertaining from the beginining to the end and the narration is great. I listened to 'Born Standing Up' after completing a very draining project at work and the good laugh was therapeutic! Anyone looking to have a good laugh will find this book rewarding.
It however feels too short.