Among biographies, this has inspired me more than any other in my life.
On the scale of important biographies, compare it to Leonard Bernstein's or Sargent Shriver's.
Hey, it's Billy Crystal. Just say thank you.
Get the Audible version of this book right now. Of course it is funny. It's Billy Crystal! More importantly, it's the most inspiring biography I've ever read. He is 65. I am 68. I enter my next part of life right now with the Billy-inspired mantra: I have yet to create and perform my best work.
Folks, you will laugh and cry throughout the book. If you lived in the 20th century, you will visit favorite people, places and events. You learn about idols from Mohammad Ali and Joe DiMaggio to Johnny Carson and Sophia Loren. You re-learn that it takes character and discipline to be great. Nobody is born great.
I don't want to spoil it for you. There are many reasons to buy the audio version...to begin with, Billy's imitations of Ali and Cossell.
Hilarious autobiography. Very well performed with much emotion and humor. I have always
liked Billy Crystal but love him now after hearing this book. Easy to listen to a little at a time
because it is a series of stories told through out his life. Highly recommended.
Billy Crystal is one of the best story tellers there is. I particularly enjoyed that some chapters were performed before a live audience. And I found from my wife that you can jump in at anytime and find it enjoyable.
So...for 8 delightful hours Billy Crystal spent quality time with just me! Oh, were other people listening? He is funny, he is tender, he is dear. This book is perfect.
Endearing. Funny. Friendly.
Jane Lynch's Happy Accidents. The successes and triumphs are presented as information, not gloats. The stories are honest, interesting, and loveable.
N/A - But I really enjoyed learning about the characters he created with his children.
Get to know him all over again...
Yes, much more. It is narrated by Billy Cristal and there are some chapters with audience. Excellent audiobook.
His interpretation is priceless.
Several, it is a very moving book.
Self narrated autobiographical humour.
Not anyone thing. Overall excellent.
Life at 65
Not a prude however way too many uses of the f__ word. Detracts from humour and not necessary for impact.
Being like one long comedy sketch called his life, Billy Crystal keeps you laughing and listening for hours and leaves you wanting more! I laughed out loud all the way through and now listening for the 2nd time and planning on repeat performances every now and then when I need a good laugh--or just a reminder to enjoy the ride. The 8+ hours flew by like no time at all. Get this great audio and laugh your way through it too. This will be great for the morning or evening commute or to make a long trip fly by!
Billy delivered several chapters in front of a live audience and that gave it a "kick".
When he talked about his relationship with his wife and daughters...it was beautiful and heartwarming.
Billy Crystal's ability to make me laugh and cry within a single chapter. He's funny and witty, but then takes you by surprise when he speaks so poetically about experiences in his life
When he spoke about his wife. There's so much love in his life and it's refreshing to see that a big celebrity like him has stayed with the same woman he met before he became famous for so long
The voices! He brought to life everyone he spoke about because he impersonated them
Amazing book. I am a hoof care Practitioner so I trim horses feet for a living, This is very hard work and I use a lot of muscle. I always listen to books when I work but listening to this book was hard because I laughed so much my muscles just went limp and I could not hold the hooves up. The fact that Billy Crystal was reading it only made it better. I wish it was longer. I did not want it to end. I love that his marriage has lasted so long. Wish I had not read it yet so I had something to look forward to. This is a great warm and funny book,