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Editorial Reviews

"A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades." (Steve Martin)
"This book is kick-ass funny and truly unique. A Hollywood autobiography with only one wife, no rehab, a loving family and loyal friends." (Robin Williams)
"Billy Crystal is a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book because now I don't have to and I'll still have something personal to give everyone at Christmas." (Bette Midler)

Publisher's Summary

New York Times Best Seller

In this book, Billy Crystal, currently starring in the new TV show The Comedians as an aging comic, gives a hilarious and heartfelt account of what it's really like to get older. Billy Crystal is turning 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. 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 to 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, 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.

©2015 Billy Crystal (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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  • Steve Parke
  • 01-04-17

Great book

Wonderful book great read and look at life as we get older. "You look marvellous "

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-17

outstanding.

funny, sad, real. a great life story. perfect. wanted this for a long time & it did not disappoint. thank you billy crystal.

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  • Vikki Marie Gaynor
  • 07-08-17

really funni .. amazing story of amazing man

funni. hilarious. sad and thought provoking. his views make sense and his life is one of dreams. .
As a friend of Muhammed Ali.. to name one..
he has been there.. Sammy Davis junior... again to name another.
found it a real great story and read by a voice I grew up with .. from soap. city slickers and many others xxx
This book is one you will enjoy

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  • Craig Reid
  • 03-04-17

Have fun storming the castle!

A fantastic insight into an amazing man who has made us laugh and cry for years and years! Heartfelt and open great listen!

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  • Peter
  • 07-23-16

Insightful, identifiable and funny.

Insightful, identifiable and funny. Brilliant to listen to Billy recounting his stories in his own voice, bringing his life to life.

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  • Ryan
  • 06-18-17

Like it the more I listened to it

Was worried at first, as a 34 year old male I couldn't relate to his opening chapters to do with being old. But when it started going through his life it was honest and fascinating. Loved it.?

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  • Jacob
  • 11-30-16

Awesome listen

Made me laugh alot, would reccomend to anyone with a sense of humor. The book has some sad daunting parts that may upset some but the situation is quickly revived with more humor