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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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    Mary 10-01-13
    Mary 10-01-13 Member Since 2013
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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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Whitlock Mechanicsville,VA USA 09-30-13
    Jennifer Whitlock Mechanicsville,VA USA 09-30-13 Member Since 2012
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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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia OVIEDO, FL, United States 09-21-13
    Patricia OVIEDO, FL, United States 09-21-13
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    "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.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    H. Anthony Melbourne Australia 09-21-13
    H. Anthony Melbourne Australia 09-21-13 Listener Since 2008

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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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Reading Fan 10-04-13
    Reading Fan 10-04-13
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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. :-(

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    p 09-20-13
    p 09-20-13 Member Since 2016

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    "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.

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    Naomi Amherst,NY 05-01-17
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    "Awesome Book"

    So well done.So very funny.I really hope I can read more of his books.Thank you,BC!!

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    Christine Beutner 04-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I could not stop listening !"
    What did you love best about Still Foolin' 'Em?

    What a great book from a tip top storyteller. Funny, tender, truthful, bewildered - this is an autobiographical reflection full of name-dropping from a great comedian. Plus the jazz interludes kick ass.


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    Staci H 04-18-17
    Staci H 04-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing!"

    What a great book. I've always been a fan. I laughed and I cried. Can't wait for the next one :)

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    Amazon Customer 04-15-17
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    "Great book."

    Fantastic performance. I really loved this book. So funny, so touching, so enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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  • A. Arrowsmith
    Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom
    8/28/14
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    "Billy, you never fail us!"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Honest Funny Family


    What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to, and why?

    Any autobiography that is honest, funny, heartwarming, humble and entertaining.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Oo, ermmm, tricky one that! His early days with Janice? All encounters with Mohammed Ali? They will do for starters :)


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

    When he talks about his wife. He so clearly adores every bone of her.


    Any additional comments?

    Billy, I wish that your life had been 1000 years already as I could listen to your exploits, adventures, thoughts and anecdotes for a very long time before I got even close to putting on a kettle.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
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    8/1/14
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    "Simply very Billy Crystal"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, touching, engrossing


    What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to, and why?

    Nothing compares to this, he is genius...


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

    Has to be Magic Max


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

    When Billy describes the worst part about death


    Any additional comments?

    An utterly captivating and thoroughly entertaining performance, made all that funnier by Billy himself delivering much of it in front of a live audience - absolute comedy gold, with a very personal and heart-warming feel to it. Loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/7/14
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    "Loved it. Billy is funny and human"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Billy manages to be charming, funny and down to earth without a trace of arrogance. He tells his story with humour and in a way I could totally relate to. His voice is such a pleasure to listen to and I just loved this book.


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

    I have always been a Billy Crystal fan, but this book made his so much more real. It felt like I was listening to an old and dear friend.


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

    Billy's recounting of his daughters and in particular, the eldest one's wedding really touched me. I felt like it could have been our home, our daughters.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Merril
    Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
    6/29/14
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    "If you write it, I will read!"
    If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, fun,


    What did you like best about this story?

    Light hearted look at life


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    It feels a very personal reading, like a good friend talking to you in your living room. He is a good story teller, and I didn't realise until now what a good mimic he is too. A very entertaining listen, especially for those of us who are in our fifties - he outlines all those things we have to look forward to :)))


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Clare Mead
    Kent
    6/22/14
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    "Brilliant, Loved the actor but now love the man!"
    Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favourite?

    I would have to say that all the voices was good


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

    They way that family is everything, the love that he feels for his family


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • graham
    4/8/15
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    "engrossing"

    Billy crystal nailed the narration. brilliant stories and very laugh out loud moments. A must listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Choo
    3/24/15
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    "Vastly entertaining"

    Funny, witty, insightful with fascinating peeks into Billy Crystal's personal life and private moments with family and friends. I found myself smiling throughout the book and even laughing out loud in many places. I hope Billy Crystal continues to entertain us in his inimitable way for a few more decades to come.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G.
    Kent, UK
    2/24/15
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    "Billy Is The Best!"

    Brilliant! Nothing better than listen to the exuberant tones of Billy Crystal, narrating a wonderful life... Touched with humour, emotion and great anecdotes. Superb!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue McW
    UK
    2/22/15
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    "Amusing but better for an American audience"

    The bonus in this book is that some sections are live in front of an audience - which adds vitality. The best sections are about Billy's personal life and are much more heartfelt. There are short sections where Billy 'performs' in the voices of people he is know for impersonating - those I found less engaging. As an English reader, the sections on baseball and sports were not of so much interest to me - but that's a subjective thing - and is not meant as a criticism - just a note for other UK readers. An amusing read with varied sections that will appeal to different groups of people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LE BROOKS
    2/8/15
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    "Love Billy Crystal say no more"
    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Billy reading the story.


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

    Just how grounded he is, one wife, one house


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

    His unique voice


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, laughed so many times, only half way through and already feeling sad because it will end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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