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
This book takes to "backstage" to many of Billy's great career moments - as well as touching personal stories. It made me laugh until I couldn't breathe and at times, it brought tears to my eyes with the poignant, personal stories he shares. Presented in his own voice it feels like an old friend sharing a story over a bottle of wine (or two).
Stories of his appearances on SNL, in movies like When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride and Analyze This - brought those movie memories to life.
No I think he thinks he is funny but he isn't
No this might be funny for another old guy but as a women....terrible
Great book, wonderful performance. This is a book to be listened to so that one can enjoy the humor in his characters, impersonations... The ONE thing that got me was when he said he didn't like fat people. He pretty much believes that fat people take up space in the world. Not everything in one's mind needs to be shared. This one comment will forever color my feelings for Billy Crystal. Shame on you, sir!
It was a nice mixture of Billy just reading and readings from live shows that added some energy and excitement to the book. I just wish I could see photos of people or situations that he spoke about. Not sure if they are in the printed book, but would love a PDF of images from books to be delivered with audio books. I know some do, but I wish it was all of them.
I loved this book, the best! I felt like he was talking to me and telling his interesting stories. I've been a fan but now I am an even bigger fan! He is a funny guy but also sweet, sentimental, tenacious and smart. Who wouldn't want to know him?
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey was similar.
Excellent performance - he's an actor and comedian.
Instead of the solid humor that Billy is known for, he has sunk down to the gutter-talk that prevails on amateur night at the local comedy club.
I purchased this as an Audio Book. In my opinion, nobody delivers comedy like Billy Crystal. And that's why I was so disappointed. It should be noted that I never listened to the majority of the book - I stopped listening after about 30 minutes. Instead of the solid humor that Billy is known for, he has sunk down to the gutter-talk that prevails on amateur night at the local comedy club. Prior to writing this review I did not read any other reviews, but I did notice that this book has received a bunch of 4-star and 5-star ratings; this is a mystery to me. Perhaps if I had endured and listened to the whole book I would have given it a higher rating. Nonetheless, if you purchase this book be prepared for something less than what you have come to expect from Billy Crystal.
Very funny and a sweet inside story.
It wouldn't be the same if he hadn't personally told HIS story.
I smiled or laughed out loud throughout the entire book
Started out with a live stand up performance about the difficulties of being in his mid 60's. The usual suspects with the usual Jewish slant especially with concern to health and sexual performance. Didn't love it at first but delivery was good so kept listening. The real gem is the story of his life starting with his childhood . Amazing life! I'm happy with my existence, been there done that, but wow what a life he had. Listening to stories about the amazing friends he's had and the many personal experiences with them are such a great emotional ride. What a story and with such comic delivery that even with the age specific jokes that I in my early 40's don't really want to hear, he makes it work across the ages. I'm really enjoying this. Thank you BC.
He's living the dream of every 60 year old from the east coast!
His Mickey and Ali stories
Made you feel you were in the room with him
Laugh. And grin with a.." You lucky bastid" grin
Thanks for being real Mickey and Ali fan
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