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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

4 Ratings: 3.8
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review by . June 20, 2010
Steve Martin spent 18 years performing stand-up comedy, culminating in phenomenal success. In the throws of acclaim, he left stand-up, and the accompanying overwhelming anxiety, behind and has never looked back – until now. In this memoir, Steve revisits this early foundation of his diverse career with the expected humor and unexpected pathos. This book is an illuminating study of the immense effort and polishing required to design even the most spontaneous appearing comedic blurb and the …
review by . May 07, 2009
I think that everyone knows Steve Martin. If you are of a certain age, you know him from his films, books, and plays. But for the majority, you know him as a "wild and crazy guy," or "King Tut," or from "excuuuuuse me." Those are bits and they really aren't representative of Steve Martin. If you want to know him, the real Steve Martin, and the life a comic leads, you have to read Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, by Steve Martin.      Contents:   Beforehand   Coffee …
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