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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys | [Billy Crystal]

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

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.
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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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    FrequentOnLineShopper Greenwood, SC, United States 03-25-15
    FrequentOnLineShopper Greenwood, SC, United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Wonderful"

    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.

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    brittany 03-25-15
    brittany 03-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply Amazing."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, a real " pick me up". Good Laughs, and really shows Billys true colors.


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

    None. Has its very own and unique style.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    Very engaging, Live audience listening to him read the book and really grasps their attention


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

    Yes. Only I tried to save it for when I am at work. Makes the day fly by.


    Any additional comments?

    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!!!

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    Monte 03-23-15
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    "Very enjoyable listen"

    combination of live shows and narration Billy tells his autobiography in a way that will leave you LOL.

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    Jill 03-19-15
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    "I loved it both times!"

    I listened to it twice now and laughed out loud and teared up both times.

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    Grant gers 03-18-15
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    ""Billy C" was "marvelous"!"

    Very well done. I laughed l fought back tears I loved the stories. Really well done.

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    Diana 03-13-15
    Diana 03-13-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great listen"

    I laughed, cried, smiled, had goosebumps, and truly enjoyed this very entertaining look into Billy Crystal's life and funny insight.

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    Janet Northbrook, IL, United States 03-13-15
    Janet Northbrook, IL, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Heartfelt Memories of a Great Life"

    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.

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    Sara 03-07-15
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    "Awesome!!!"

    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)

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    "The best"

    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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    Phoebe Omolo HASLETT, MI, US 02-26-15
    Phoebe Omolo HASLETT, MI, US 02-26-15
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    "failed attempt at comedy"

    The book tried too hard to be a comical autobiographical novel. The intermingled stand up comedy and reality fell flat.

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