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
Loved this book. My husband and I are both 65 and could relate. We love laughing at ourselves and saw bits of us in several chapters.
Yes, a real " pick me up". Good Laughs, and really shows Billys true colors.
None. Has its very own and unique style.
Very engaging, Live audience listening to him read the book and really grasps their attention
Yes. Only I tried to save it for when I am at work. Makes the day fly by.
A Must read.. Never really knew much about Billy Crystal, so I am glad that I listened to this book, because it gave me a lot more insight as to why people adore him so much!!!
Say something about yourself!
I laughed, cried, smiled, had goosebumps, and truly enjoyed this very entertaining look into Billy Crystal's life and funny insight.
Even better than I expected. Made me fall in love with Billy and his talent all over again. Too bad he uses so many f-bombs as punctuation, but aside from that and a few more colorful awful words, the content is fun, wise, moving, inspiring, and suffused with love and gratitude for the life he has lived. Who know he knew so many baseball greats?!? I would listen again.
I never write reviews, but this once I feel compelled to. Billy Crystal is a gem, he's real, down to earth, honest and oh so funny!!! I laughed (& cried), as I finished the book I wanted to go back to the beginning & listen again!! First though I am going to go and see if he's done any other books on Audible - if so I'll be getting them all! (New Zealand listener)
This is far and away the best celebrity autobiography I've read. The choice to do part of it for a live audience was brilliant, adding a stand up flavor to the book. He is having an amazing life and tells us the story in an entertaining and heartfelt manner.
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