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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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  • Wendy
  • Pflugerville, TX, United States
  • 11-11-13

Great Easy Listening - and FUNNY!!!

Would you listen to Still Foolin' 'Em again? Why?

This book was just a great listen - charming story of Billy's life along with his thoughts on getting old. I have always been a big fan of his work and his sense of humor and knowing a little more about where he came from makes me love him even more!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved hearing about the relationship that he had with Mohammad Ali

What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The live performances of some of the chapters where great - his interaction with the crowd was really funny.

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

When he was talking about his daughters wedding.

Any additional comments?

This was a really interesting story about an interesting comedian. I laughed through the whole book - and would listen to it again - especially the live chapters.

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Nice guy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A great audio book read by Billy. Includes some stand up as well. I preferred the parts just read by Billy rather than the stand up. An amazing story - he has achieved so much and is still is a down to earth person, Some swearing but in context. Very funny and sad in parts - Highly recommend.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor.

What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

BIlly is a great comic and does some wonderful voices

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Top 10 Book of All Time

If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

Billy Crystal drew me in with his life story which of course is funny. But then he lasso's you in with a tale of wide ranging wisdom about family, children, parents, life long friends - all of which happens as he brushes against famous show business people and places. He was attracted to the life and the people and they were attracted to him and his fundamental solid roots and morals. I have already ordered the written version of the book for family and friends as a gift. They say humor is a manifestation of intelligence. In that case Billy Crystal is a genius.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic!

Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top. I listen to many different types of books. This one ranks right at the top.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Billy....

Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favorite?

Mickey Mantel

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

There were definitely some sad moments. I think Billy was looking for the ....I laughed, I cried book. I am not easily moved to tears and I was not here however I could see where some might be.

Any additional comments?

When I finish a good book a part of me gets sad its over, wishing for maybe one more chapter! This book was no different.
Thanks for sharing your life Billy!

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Loved it!

He is one of the funniest people on the earth today. I was completely charmed by how he is
still so impressed by other greats in his field and others. He tells one great story after another, chronicling his life. Highly recommend.

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just perfect!! that is all

Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 3 atleast

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

seems way too many to list just one, I guess I will say his recollection of raising his children.

What does Billy Crystal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the personal touch, I really think one would seriously miss out if they simply read this book, just incredible

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

yes and yes! and laughed again and cried again, and laughed again, and cried again, just THE BEST!!

Any additional comments?

I just can't say enough about this book, my only regret is that its finished, I just wish he had vol.2.

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  • Patricia
  • OVIEDO, FL, United States
  • 09-21-13

Laugh out loud read

What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

Having it read by the author who I find so funny was a pleasure to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

I now feel like I know more about who Billy Crystal is.

What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

Fantastic.

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

Learning about Billy's very personal connections with so many people.

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This is absolute magic

What a way to listen to an autobiography - told by the author himself. And when the author is brilliant comedian Billy Crystal, I was hooked from the first few words. I actually laughed out loud at some of the narrative, fortunately I was listening at home.

Billy, I have always loved your work; now I know a bit about behind the scenes I admire you even more.

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Really Disappointing!!

Only funny in a few parts. Billy's humor is usually more spontaneous and less canned. Most of the funny lines I predicted before he said them. The undertones are more cynical than I expected from Billy's usually clever and silly humor. Seemed a little full of himself. :-(

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • 09-20-13

Rehash, Recap, and interesting only to the author

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book was not for me but friends of Billy might associate themselves with it and enjoy it.

What was most disappointing about Billy Crystal’s story?

Don't get me wrong, I love Billy Crystal, but when I started to listen to the book it seem worn, cliche', and a rehash of his life. It was depressing instead of funny. The same old complaints when jokes are ok, but when woven into a "this is my life" story seemed cynical and sad.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Billy Crystal?

Billy Crystal did a fine job of narration. I do not think anyone would or could be any better.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO

Any additional comments?

I wish Billy Crystal had written about his life instead of scripted his life from old Jewish jokes. I was very interested and prepared to enjoy this book. Instead I had to escape from the noise and shut it down after I was half way through.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful