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Still Foolin' 'Em Audiobook

Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award - Audiobook of the Year, 2014

Audie Award Winner, Narration by the Author or Authors, 2014

Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2014

Nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the Spoken Word category!

Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians, now that he's 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.

Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

Still Foolin' 'Em includes a portion recorded in front of a live studio audience.

©2013 Jennilind LLC (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    A. Benjamin NC - USA 12-30-13
    A. Benjamin NC - USA 12-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great BIO of one of my favorite Comedians"
    What did you love best about Still Foolin' 'Em?

    Suburb walk through the life of Billy Crystal, with laughs all along the way.
    I was surprised by how many celebs Billy knew as he rose to fame and yet he presents them with grace and humility.
    Also he faces his age with a joke and a smile and helps the listener do the same.


    What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to and why?

    What other author can poke fun at his own life with such style?


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    Kathy 12-28-13
    Kathy 12-28-13

    This is the only way to get through all the books I want to enjoy...and still I'm behind!

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    "What a Life, so far..."
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Educational, Wise and Entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There really was only one character with this book and HIS world of characters.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    I liked that he was so personable. Besides just reading from his book, parts are taken from live performances he has done-you can hear the live audience. I love the fact that he's famous and all but he has the same "kid issues" that we have as parents/grandparents-just a regular guy, but knows so much. Is it from growing up in Brooklyn where sports, music and family were all rolled into one and makes you wish you'd grown up there too, 'cause you might have (and probably did) missed something?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a book we listened too mostly all in one sitting-on a long drive heading to New York.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes the recording was a little difficult to hear-especially when he was whispering a thought.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christina San Francisco, CA 12-28-13
    Christina San Francisco, CA 12-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Lisa

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    What did you love best about Still Foolin' 'Em?

    Billy Crystal has always been one of my favorite entertainers. Reading the book might be fine and well, but listening to him in the studio or to an audience reading the chapters of this spirited biography is a joy and good medicine. I hope he feels like writing and reading what he writes more and more. Also, I hope he brings his play to San Francisco. I had to work over the holidays with hardly anybody in the office. Having his voice in my head for the last 3 hours on the Friday after Christmas while I worked on org charts and calculated numbers made me happy and sorry it ended. I love hearing about his family and famous friends. I had a ball listening to him describe meeting his dream girl (You will have to read or hear it. I am not spoiling anything.) He is so poignant it imitating people to comic and poetic effect. I didn't want to miss a word and will listen again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    This whole book is wonderful. He is a talented, rich, famous guy who has talented, rich, famous friends. However, he is a guy who loves his family. Also, I giggled a lot when he talked about his dream girl.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    You want to hear him reading this book. He has a great voice. Then there are all the other voices - including his dream girl. His writing communicated love and joy, but you hear him live it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love what he writes about his mom and how she would call him on his birthday. I love every mention of his wife. What a partnership! That had me welling up while I was trying to move an org chart around. I giggled a few times and imagine giggling more when I remember him meeting his dream girl. I felt chills in the chapter about "letting him go."


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas West Creek, NJ, USA 12-06-13
    Thomas West Creek, NJ, USA 12-06-13
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    "Apparently you are not stil foolin' everyone!"
    What would have made Still Foolin' 'Em better?

    If Billy would have focused on his life and comedy and not attempted to throw in political comments that were mean-spirited and extremely biased.


    What was most disappointing about Billy Crystal’s story?

    I did not buy this book to hear Billy's political opinion. Some comedians make fun of all politicians. Obviously, they are fair game, but Billy's political agenda and opinions were quite obvious. I don't care. I'm not interested in what you think politically.


    What didn’t you like about Billy Crystal’s performance?

    The first half of the book was quite funny. The second half became almost maudlin and depressing. Yes, I know that none of us are going to get out of this life alive - but this part of the book went beyond funny. It seemed obsessive.


    What character would you cut from Still Foolin' 'Em?

    That's not really applicable since the book was all about Billy.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Pflugerville, TX, United States 11-11-13
    Wendy Pflugerville, TX, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Easy Listening - and FUNNY!!!"
    Would you listen to Still Foolin' 'Em again? Why?

    This book was just a great listen - charming story of Billy's life along with his thoughts on getting old. I have always been a big fan of his work and his sense of humor and knowing a little more about where he came from makes me love him even more!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved hearing about the relationship that he had with Mohammad Ali


    What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The live performances of some of the chapters where great - his interaction with the crowd was really funny.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he was talking about his daughters wedding.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a really interesting story about an interesting comedian. I laughed through the whole book - and would listen to it again - especially the live chapters.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Neale Blackwood PERTH, WA Australia 11-05-13
    Neale Blackwood PERTH, WA Australia 11-05-13 Listener Since 2006

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    "Nice guy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great audio book read by Billy. Includes some stand up as well. I preferred the parts just read by Billy rather than the stand up. An amazing story - he has achieved so much and is still is a down to earth person, Some swearing but in context. Very funny and sad in parts - Highly recommend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor.


    What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    BIlly is a great comic and does some wonderful voices


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    Product Buyer99 10-08-13

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    "Top 10 Book of All Time"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Billy Crystal drew me in with his life story which of course is funny. But then he lasso's you in with a tale of wide ranging wisdom about family, children, parents, life long friends - all of which happens as he brushes against famous show business people and places. He was attracted to the life and the people and they were attracted to him and his fundamental solid roots and morals. I have already ordered the written version of the book for family and friends as a gift. They say humor is a manifestation of intelligence. In that case Billy Crystal is a genius.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JESA 4 Roses Dallas, TX, United States 10-02-13
    JESA 4 Roses Dallas, TX, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"
    Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top. I listen to many different types of books. This one ranks right at the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy....


    Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favorite?

    Mickey Mantel


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were definitely some sad moments. I think Billy was looking for the ....I laughed, I cried book. I am not easily moved to tears and I was not here however I could see where some might be.


    Any additional comments?

    When I finish a good book a part of me gets sad its over, wishing for maybe one more chapter! This book was no different.
    Thanks for sharing your life Billy!

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    Mary 10-01-13
    Mary 10-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    He is one of the funniest people on the earth today. I was completely charmed by how he is
    still so impressed by other greats in his field and others. He tells one great story after another, chronicling his life. Highly recommend.

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    Jennifer Whitlock Mechanicsville,VA USA 09-30-13
    Jennifer Whitlock Mechanicsville,VA USA 09-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "just perfect!! that is all"
    Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 3 atleast


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    seems way too many to list just one, I guess I will say his recollection of raising his children.


    What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the personal touch, I really think one would seriously miss out if they simply read this book, just incredible


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes and yes! and laughed again and cried again, and laughed again, and cried again, just THE BEST!!


    Any additional comments?

    I just can't say enough about this book, my only regret is that its finished, I just wish he had vol.2.

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  • A. Arrowsmith
    Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom
    8/28/14
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    "Billy, you never fail us!"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Honest Funny Family


    What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to, and why?

    Any autobiography that is honest, funny, heartwarming, humble and entertaining.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Oo, ermmm, tricky one that! His early days with Janice? All encounters with Mohammed Ali? They will do for starters :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he talks about his wife. He so clearly adores every bone of her.


    Any additional comments?

    Billy, I wish that your life had been 1000 years already as I could listen to your exploits, adventures, thoughts and anecdotes for a very long time before I got even close to putting on a kettle.

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  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    8/1/14
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    "Simply very Billy Crystal"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, touching, engrossing


    What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to, and why?

    Nothing compares to this, he is genius...


    Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favourite?

    Has to be Magic Max


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Billy describes the worst part about death


    Any additional comments?

    An utterly captivating and thoroughly entertaining performance, made all that funnier by Billy himself delivering much of it in front of a live audience - absolute comedy gold, with a very personal and heart-warming feel to it. Loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/7/14
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    "Loved it. Billy is funny and human"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Billy manages to be charming, funny and down to earth without a trace of arrogance. He tells his story with humour and in a way I could totally relate to. His voice is such a pleasure to listen to and I just loved this book.


    Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favourite?

    I have always been a Billy Crystal fan, but this book made his so much more real. It felt like I was listening to an old and dear friend.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Billy's recounting of his daughters and in particular, the eldest one's wedding really touched me. I felt like it could have been our home, our daughters.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Merril
    Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
    6/29/14
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    "If you write it, I will read!"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, fun,


    What did you like best about this story?

    Light hearted look at life


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    It feels a very personal reading, like a good friend talking to you in your living room. He is a good story teller, and I didn't realise until now what a good mimic he is too. A very entertaining listen, especially for those of us who are in our fifties - he outlines all those things we have to look forward to :)))


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Clare Mead
    Kent
    6/22/14
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    "Brilliant, Loved the actor but now love the man!"
    Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favourite?

    I would have to say that all the voices was good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    They way that family is everything, the love that he feels for his family


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • graham
    4/8/15
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    "engrossing"

    Billy crystal nailed the narration. brilliant stories and very laugh out loud moments. A must listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Choo
    3/24/15
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    "Vastly entertaining"

    Funny, witty, insightful with fascinating peeks into Billy Crystal's personal life and private moments with family and friends. I found myself smiling throughout the book and even laughing out loud in many places. I hope Billy Crystal continues to entertain us in his inimitable way for a few more decades to come.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G.
    Kent, UK
    2/24/15
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    "Billy Is The Best!"

    Brilliant! Nothing better than listen to the exuberant tones of Billy Crystal, narrating a wonderful life... Touched with humour, emotion and great anecdotes. Superb!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue McW
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "Amusing but better for an American audience"

    The bonus in this book is that some sections are live in front of an audience - which adds vitality. The best sections are about Billy's personal life and are much more heartfelt. There are short sections where Billy 'performs' in the voices of people he is know for impersonating - those I found less engaging. As an English reader, the sections on baseball and sports were not of so much interest to me - but that's a subjective thing - and is not meant as a criticism - just a note for other UK readers. An amusing read with varied sections that will appeal to different groups of people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LE BROOKS
    2/8/15
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    "Love Billy Crystal say no more"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Billy reading the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    Just how grounded he is, one wife, one house


    What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His unique voice


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, laughed so many times, only half way through and already feeling sad because it will end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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