Don't miss Steve Martin, Christopher Buckley, and other humorists discussing their craft at the New Yorker Festival.
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"...humor raised to the abstract." (The New York Times)
I wanted to like it based on the excerpt from the book which was the free download for joining Audible.com. I thought that was wonderful.
The rest of the book -- not so much.
This book is ths funniest thing written since Woody Allen's Without Feathers. It can make a good claim to be slightly funnier (though not as subtle) as The Hitchiker's Guide. Brilliant timing, inspired wordplay, new inventive comedic concepts, are all utilized to make this an unparalleled lethal combination of humourous innovations. BEWARE: Sid effects may include, laugh generated hernias, rapid humour induced tear expulsion, and peeing yourself. Do not stand on high tension power lines while listening to this audiobook.
Even though I LOVE Steve Martin, one of the best comedians ever and creative as one can possibly be, this is a mix of short stories or pieces with no connecting line of which some are nice however most are boring. I think my opinion may have been different if I was seeing it as a stage act.
My first non-finished audio-book.. Sorry Steve, you are great but this one is not.
A laugh-out loud read by Steve Martin. Wonderful use of language and some sophisticated humor. The stories aren't all on the same level, but the book was enjoyable.
not that funny in this one
would not recommend. The funniest one is the free one Dear Amanda.
I listened to this book at the gym on the treadmill. I found myself laughing out loud many times. Very enjoyable!
I really like Steve Martin which is why I chose this book, however I soon felt that I was in grade school. I should have taken the title literally. For me his humor must be seen and not just heard. It just didn't translate.
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His performance appeared to be forced, although given the book, I'm not sure anyone else could have narrated it any better.
I gave him the benefit of one extra point because he really is a brilliant comedian.
I was disappointed. I have always loved Steve Martin. This truly WAS drivel.
The 5 minute "first listen" was the only high spot in the whole book.
It's just what the name says: pure drivel Steve Martin is well Steve Martin. I liked the first
story the best. I liked the whole book. ALL OF IT. I love SM. He has my initals.
no But since I've heard this one I will buy more.
I loved it all
I am so glad I joined audio bbooks and have decided to keep it
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