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
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!!
Yes, Billy Crystal has an enthralling story to tell. He has done so much and remains a humble man that is not afraid to spread credit to people who influenced him and helped him along the way. He also proves you can be a nice family man and succeed.
His stories about Muhammad Ali.
He is a true sportsman and appears to be very well grounded.
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