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 was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I enjoy Billy Crystal, but the main reason I purchased it was because it looked like it focused on aging. Given that I am in my early fifties, I thought I could relate and might get a laugh or two (needed as menopause is a bitch!). What I did not expect, was all the other emotions that Billy would make me feel. I alternated between laughter and having a lump in my throat. I looked forward to my commute to work each day so that I could enjoy more of the stories!
Billy Crystal of course! It is an autobiography after all. I walked away thinking that he truly was a decent man who had his priorities in order despite his huge success.
No question the the end of the book when he speaks of his wife and wanting to do it all over again. I had to remain in my car for a few minutes before heading into work in order to regain my composure.
No, only because I enjoyed it so much I didn't want it to end!
Well done, Mr. Crystal.
I just started listening to books recently. I enjoyed Billy Crystal narrating his story.
No, a few nights.
I finished listening in record time. Billy's narrative kept me wanting to listen more he's funny and sentimental. I have cried while driving and laughed out hard while on subway. His story has prepared me for life ahead.
I would recommend this to anyone who's wanting a good read with aspirational elements.
However the ending has kinda left me pondering... The story is just too perfect and the family billy has is simply too good. What about problems and huddles in life??
Billy Crystal narrating & performing his own auto-biography? Waddaya reading this review for? Download the book and settle in to laugh out loud and get acquainted with Mr. Crystal.
I love it. I been fan of Billy crystal for years. very enduring. He still funny even after all these years. As a Senior citizen Billy still is funny. Talks about his career and family
Really enjoyed listening. As always, Mr Crystal is a brilliant performer bringing every emotion to his story.
I enjoyed this book very much I grew up with Billy and he will always be one of my favorites and this book really made me think and laugh which is what Billy is always done
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