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
What a way to listen to an autobiography - told by the author himself. And when the author is brilliant comedian Billy Crystal, I was hooked from the first few words. I actually laughed out loud at some of the narrative, fortunately I was listening at home.
Billy, I have always loved your work; now I know a bit about behind the scenes I admire you even more.
Only funny in a few parts. Billy's humor is usually more spontaneous and less canned. Most of the funny lines I predicted before he said them. The undertones are more cynical than I expected from Billy's usually clever and silly humor. Seemed a little full of himself. :-(
A Traveling Listener
This book was not for me but friends of Billy might associate themselves with it and enjoy it.
Don't get me wrong, I love Billy Crystal, but when I started to listen to the book it seem worn, cliche', and a rehash of his life. It was depressing instead of funny. The same old complaints when jokes are ok, but when woven into a "this is my life" story seemed cynical and sad.
Billy Crystal did a fine job of narration. I do not think anyone would or could be any better.
I wish Billy Crystal had written about his life instead of scripted his life from old Jewish jokes. I was very interested and prepared to enjoy this book. Instead I had to escape from the noise and shut it down after I was half way through.
I have a never ending love for Billy Crystal. This book is wonderful and extremely heart felt. Once you finish it you won't know what to read/listen to next because what could top this.
I was thinking Billy Crystal's thoughts on aging would be humorous. I was not expecting his whole life story...hilarious! Listen and pass it on!
What a fun listen. This book was funny and entertaining. After hearing this book, you'll love and respect Billy all the more. This man is genuine and an effortless comedian.
Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for sharing your art, and your laughter, and your tears. Thank you for letting me feel like you're a friend of mine. You are an extraordinary communicator. Writer and storyteller.
I don't ever say this but this was the best book I've listened to in years. There has not been a story that has made me think more about life... Where I've been, where I'm going, those who are close to me. What a fantastic life and story. Thank you Billy!
Billy Crystal is tasteful, sincere, hilarious, and genuine! ( no I'm not getting paid to give this review either LOL) Billy, if you ever read this review just know that you are spectacular! This entire book was listen to over the course of two days… It had me laughing, and crying… And sometimes crying because I was laughing so hard!! Thank you for writing/reading it!!
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