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Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2008-09-02
ISBN : 9781416553656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly. In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why I did stand-up and why I walked away.” Emmy and Grammy Award–winner, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Martin has always been a writer. His memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and beautifully written. At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland, selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park. In the decade that followed, he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knott’s Berry Farm, performing his first magic/comedy act a dozen times a week. The story of these years, during which he practiced and honed his craft, is moving and revelatory. The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes. Martin illuminates the sacrifice, discipline, and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day. To be this good, to perform so frequently, was isolating and lonely. It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister, and he tells that story with great tenderness. Martin also paints a portrait of his times—the era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam, the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties, and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies. Throughout the text, Martin has placed photographs, many never seen before. Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity, focus, and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time.

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 1847395848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era.

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Born Standing Up

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Born Standing Up Book
Author : William Silver
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 9785458982177
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Most Intimate Revelations about Born Standing Up

The Most Intimate Revelations about Born Standing Up Book
Author : Jack Finning
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458976114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

100 Statements about Born Standing Up

100 Statements about Born Standing Up Book
Author : Thomas Hannay
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-01
ISBN : 9785458983167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Born Standing Up

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Born Standing Up Book
Author : Sarah Kimber
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-04
ISBN : 9785458979979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Shakespeare Would Cry

Shakespeare Would Cry Book
Author : Jacob Scory
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458980517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Late for School

Late for School Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-09-08
ISBN : 044657466X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Enclosed with the book is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book's story with a bluegrass twist. Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read--and listened to--again and again.

The Ten Make That Nine Habits of Very Organized People Make That Ten

The Ten  Make That Nine  Habits of Very Organized People  Make That Ten  Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-02-21
ISBN : 145551246X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The funniest, most memorable Twitter messages from comedian and bestselling author Steve Martin, along with hilarious responses from followers. Steve Martin's uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with humor and wit has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. With over 8 million followers on Twitter (a number growing by the day), Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between. Funny illustrations complement Martin's insights on everything from celebrity culture to jury duty to Twitter itself. Perfect, light reading for your hectic commute, busy waiting rooms, or a lazy Sunday afternoon, this collection will delight avid followers and offline fans alike.

The Pleasure of My Company

The Pleasure of My Company Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2003-10-01
ISBN : 1401398804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place. Daniel resides in his Santa Monica apartment, living much of his life as a bystander: He watches from his window as the world goes by, and his only relationships seem to be with people who barely know he exists. He passes the time idly filling out contest applications, counting ceiling tiles, and estimating the wattage of light bulbs. It is through Daniel's growing attachment to Clarissa, and to Teddy, that he finally gains the courage to begin to engage the world outside, and in doing so, he discovers love, and life, in the most surprising places. Filled with his trademark humor, tenderness, and out and out hilarious wordplay, The Pleasure of My Company is a tour de force sure to delight all of Steve Martin's fans.

Miss Pell Never Misspells

Miss Pell Never Misspells Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 0545497388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Follow up book to the extremely successful 30 DAYS HAS SEPTEMBER: COOL WAYS TO REMEMBER STUFF. More cool ways to remember stuff! From acronyms to rhyming lists, this book makes remembering facts a breeze. Full of spelling, punctuation, and grammar memory tips, ways to improve vocabulary, geography hints, and much more!

L A Story

L A  Story Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780802135124
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Steve Martin's hysterical antics and brilliant physical comedy have made him a star. But his credits also include work as a writer. He co-wrote and starred in The Jerk, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, and Three Amigos, and has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker. L.A. Story and Roxanne--which won the award for Best Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America--are both romantic comedies that demonstrate his original comic vision and talent for maintaining order in the zany worlds he creates. In Roxeanne, his modernization of Cyrano de Bergerac, with its classic themes of unrequited love and mistaken identity, Martin asks whether looks outweigh charm and intellect in the game of love. L.A. Story is Steve Martin's West Coast answer to Woody Allen's Manhattan, a hilarious, insider's parody of Los Angeles that furnished Martin with one of his most original roles.

A Stab in the Dark

A Stab in the Dark Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2011-08
ISBN : 140922208X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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My account of my time in the Territorial army

Pure Drivel

Pure Drivel Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 1998-09-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of humorous writings by the popular actor-comedian includes pieces of giddy slapstick mixed with intelligently ironic insights

Cruel Shoes

Cruel Shoes Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Release : 1982-02
ISBN : 9780517330807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Cruel Shoes book written by Steve Martin, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

An Object of Beauty

An Object of Beauty Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Phoenix
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN : 9780753828762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lacey Yeager is beautiful, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the New York art world by storm. She begins her career at Sotheby's, amidst the winks and nods of the fabulously wealthy. But hungry for more - and pursued by a whiff of scandal - Lacey migrates to edgy Downtown, watching Hirsts and Warhols multiply in value before her eyes. Charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer, Lacey's ascendancy seems assured. But when the art world bubble looks set to burst, a secret from her past rears its head, threatening to undermine everything she has worked for...

The Underpants

The Underpants Book
Author : Steve Martin,Carl Sternheim
Publisher : Hyperion
Release : 2002-11-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theobald Maske is mortified that his wife cannot seem to find a pair of underpants that will stay on and is determined to keep her at home until she can find something will not cause a public scandal, while, at the same time, he is trying to rent out a room in their flat, in a hilarious new play by the author of Pure Drivel. Original.

The Dark Side of Stand Up Comedy

The Dark Side of Stand Up Comedy Book
Author : Patrice A. Oppliger,Eric Shouse
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-10
ISBN : 3030372146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book focuses on the “dark side” of stand-up comedy, initially inspired by speculations surrounding the death of comedian Robin Williams. Contributors, those who study humor as well as those who perform comedy, join together to contemplate the paradoxical relationship between tragedy and comedy and expose over-generalizations about comic performers’ troubled childhoods, addictions, and mental illnesses. The book is divided into two sections. First, scholars from a variety of disciplines explore comedians’ onstage performances, their offstage lives, and the relationship between the two. The second half of the book focuses on amateur and lesser-known professional comedians who reveal the struggles they face as they attempt to hone successful comedy acts and likable comic personae. The goal of this collection is to move beyond the hackneyed stereotype of the sad clown in order to reveal how stand-up comedy can transform both personal and collective tragedies by providing catharsis through humor.

Shopgirl

Shopgirl Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Hyperion
Release : 2006-09-01
ISBN : 9780786891078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..." Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible. Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love -- with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

An Object of Beauty

An Object of Beauty Book
Author : Steve Martin
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781455501281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"Steve Martin's latest novel examines the glamour and the subterfuge of the fine art world in New York City"--Provided by publisher.