The stories of regular citizen heroes were compelling. The glimpse into their sacrifices, attitudes and post-war lives reveals a culture and character make-up little seen today.
The look back at who we once were. The visual connection between their sacrifices and the freedom we enjoy today.
He is a great narrator. His tempo, annunciation and emphasis is exceptional - a result of decades as a TV journalist.
No. I liked digesting it in parts. That is my preference.
Absolutely. Steve Martin is a fantastic writer. He captures his thought life, the culture, the struggles and the triumphs in Born Standing Up. As Jerry Seinfeld said, 'this is the best comedic autobiography ever written.'
The process of becoming a comedian and then becoming a good one. This book is about the journey, it encapsulates real life and is told with remarkable sophistication and humor.
Every time Steve was broke and persevered anyway - he got better and better.
A comics life. (Which I believe was the original title for the book)
So good you will want all of your friends to read it too.
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