I wish that he had not used the "F" word so much.
I really think he is funny in movies but I have not heard him doing stand up so I guess that I did not realize that he curses so much.
I wish that there was a disclaimer or rating system for the books so that I could be forewarned of explicit language. I feel like I wasted my money...
I was expecting much more from the sample I listened too. I bought it for my wife and I to listen to on our road trip. We turned it off after chapter 2 or 3. I tried to suffer through it after the trip hoping it would get better, but finally gave up. Sad story after sad story littered with f-bombs.
it's billy crystal - i expected funny. apparently, the alliance of 'funny' and 'billy crystal' is a creation of good copywriters. it turns out that billy crystal, at least to the extent demonstrated by this book, is not a good copywriter. who knew?
I'm a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and music educator. I've spent the majority of my life wearing headphones . . .
I'm a Billy Crystal fan and I found this audiobook to be a disappointment. I liked his stories about his relationships with Muhammed Ali, Mickey Mantle and all his celeb friends, and the behind the scenes looks at his professional and creative life were exceptionally engaging but the parts about his family weren't very interesting at all, in that he sounded, by his recollection, to have had a normal and loving life that didn't seem to be all that different from anybody else.
I really liked the live audience part but the rest of the narration seemed like Billy was reading rather than relating about his life . . . and he seems like such a competent conversationalist in his act . . . and this reading sounded somewhat stilted and nervous.
Loved this book of Billy Crystal's life. He can fool me anytime. The only thing I didn't like was the use of all the f*** word. I was taught intelligent people don't need to use that word to tell a story and a little part of me goes "You don't have to use that word to be funny" every time I hear a comedian use it in a monologue." Billy seems to have a great life, family, and has his heart in a good place, even if he is a Democrat.
I am finishing this book two weeks before my 65th birthday. A great reminder of what matters in life as well as a play-by-play of Billy's personal and professional life. Baseball fans will enjoy this book even if they haven't appreciated Billy Crystal.
And the narrator sounds JUST like him.
Love to listen while cooking or cleaning at home
The close relationship between Billy and his wife Janet. Amazing to meet such a famous comedian not jaded or spoiled by the twinkle of Hollywood. Billy is a a real Mensch!
I saw Billy Crystal on Broadway in 700 Sundays--this book follows along the same timeline but with MUCH more thrown in. The variety of stand-up snippets along with his own readings of his life makes this a truly funny read--and clever as the man himself.