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Born Standing Up: Book summary and reviews of Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Born Standing Up

A Comic's Life

by Steve Martin

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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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  • Published Nov 2007
    224 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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This book is a memoir, but it is also an illuminating guidebook to stand-up from one of our two or three greatest comedians. Though Martin is reticent about his personal life, he is also stunningly deft, and manages to give readers a feeling of intimacy and candor. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs collected by Martin, this book is instantly compelling visually and a spectacularly good read.

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"A charming memoir tracking what the great comic characterizes as his 'war years.' - Kirkus Reviews.

"Absolutely magnificent. One of the best books about comedy and being a comedian ever written." - - Jerry Seinfeld, GQ.

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Steve Martin Author Biography

Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. As an author, Martin's work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin's films include The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, and Bowfinger.

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