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Still Foolin' 'Em Audiobook

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

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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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    Andrea Chicago, IL, United States 10-16-13
    Andrea Chicago, IL, United States 10-16-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Billy Crystal's ability to make me laugh and cry within a single chapter. He's funny and witty, but then takes you by surprise when he speaks so poetically about experiences in his life


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    When he spoke about his wife. There's so much love in his life and it's refreshing to see that a big celebrity like him has stayed with the same woman he met before he became famous for so long


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    The voices! He brought to life everyone he spoke about because he impersonated them


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    Åsa LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 10-15-13
    Åsa LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Laughed out loud"

    Amazing book. I am a hoof care Practitioner so I trim horses feet for a living, This is very hard work and I use a lot of muscle. I always listen to books when I work but listening to this book was hard because I laughed so much my muscles just went limp and I could not hold the hooves up. The fact that Billy Crystal was reading it only made it better. I wish it was longer. I did not want it to end. I love that his marriage has lasted so long. Wish I had not read it yet so I had something to look forward to. This is a great warm and funny book,

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    M. Fulkerson Houston, TX USA 10-14-13
    M. Fulkerson Houston, TX USA 10-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    "I laughed, I cried, what a great book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Such a great book, Billy is such a talented artist and it is great to hear his personal story, his true love with his first and only wife. The sorry of losing his father and what it means in life to just get older. Thanks for sharing Billy!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Billy's love of his family is a key theme in the book, and how family helped make him the great comedian, artist and storyteller. It is great to hear of a major artist who didn't cheat on his wife, fall down to drugs and alcohol, become bitter and rejected. Just a loving story of a man who loves his wife, family and of course the Yankee's.


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    TamGar 10-10-13
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    "Entertaining!"

    If you are a Billy Crystal fan, you will absolutely love this book! If you aren't, give it a try and get to know him in this sort of "tell all book". I knew he was a sports fan, but I didn't realize he knew so many athletes. Hilarious quips, jokes, puns and his voice impressions are the best!

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    Amazon Customer EDMOND, OK, United States 10-09-13
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    "I love his outlook on life."
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Laughing out loud!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Foolin' 'Em?

    There are too many but generally his relationship with Mohamed Ali.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You don't know the half of it!


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    Rebecca BETHEL, VT, United States 10-05-13
    Rebecca BETHEL, VT, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!! What a great listening experience!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Still Foolin' 'Em to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely a must in Audio vs. print. You lose so much without Billy Crystal's voice leading you through the book.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    Classic Billy Crystal comedy - it was awesome.


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    Pamela St. Louis, Mo, United States 10-04-13
    Pamela St. Louis, Mo, United States 10-04-13
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    "Can you dig it? I know that you will!"
    Would you listen to Still Foolin' 'Em again? Why?

    Absolutely! Wonderful story told in a very entertaining way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy! A consumate storyteller, he draws you in and you feel like you are sitting with him and he is personally telling the story. I could see him in my mind while he was talking.


    Have you listened to any of Billy Crystal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have had the pleasure of seeing him live and own some of his recordings. Just as engrossing as ever!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His chapter on 9-11 brought me to tears, was so happy that his uncle got out. But his chapter on his daughter's wedding was beautiful and painful, since I have two daughters as well and can relate to his feelings at that time.


    Any additional comments?

    Some would think a story of a man who had a good childhood, a happy marriage, wonderful kids and a successful career would be boring. Where is the scandal, the addictions, the affairs!? Although his life wasn't perfect, Billy Crystal tells a engrossing, and very funny tale that should be read. Not everyone has to touch bottom before they reach the top and Billy has. Plus, he is still adorable after all these years!

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    marguerite ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL, United States 10-02-13
    marguerite ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A must-listen! Billy Crystal is amazing!"

    If you listen to one book all year, make sure it is this one. the narration by billy crystal is funning, interesting and I was sad when the book ended. It is upbeat, funny, sad all of these things.

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    Tracey 10-01-13
    Tracey 10-01-13
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    "I love surprises!"

    Don't get me wrong...Billy Crystal's standup is great, but when the first chapter (very funny) was done with an audience and more as a standup routine, I almost didn't go on. I was so disappointed. I wanted a story, not a routine.

    And then it happened. I went on with the book to find myself interested, entertained, and surprised by Billy's life, ethics, and personal insights. I couldn't wait to listen to more.

    The problem with Billy is he makes everything look so easy. That's what incredibly talented people do. And therefore you take him for granted. I was reminded of his amazing body of work and have a whole new respect for a man who is about giving and loving and entertaining.

    Thank you Billy, for many wonderful hours with you.

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    Janet&Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 09-30-13
    Janet&Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I wish I was part of Billy's family."
    Would you listen to Still Foolin' 'Em again? Why?

    Yes. It was such a pleasure to read about a normal family. I loved learning about Billy's family, the love he has for his wife and children.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy. He is such a nice person and funny to boot,


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I find humor, but rarely laugh out loud. As I walked my chocolate lab all over town while listening to this book, I was laughing out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    When I finished the book I wish I knew more about his life. I learned later that he's written many books, so now I just need to go and read the rest. Billy is a Clipper fan and I had season tickets to the Clippers for a year. I always saw Billy at Staples Center. He never mentioned going to the Clipper Games.

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