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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin - Paperback
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    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    ISBN
    1416553657.0
    Item EAN
    2724317959919
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    Author
    Steve Martin
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    Publisher
    Scribner
    Category Type
    Biographies & Memoirs
    ISBN
    1416553657.0
    Item EAN
    2724317959919
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    Author
    Steve Martin
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    Publisher
    Scribner
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    English
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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 2007 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 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 2007 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 Shop girl 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.


    Product Features :
    • Binding : Paperback

    • Language of Text : English

    • Publication Year : 2008

    • Number of Pages : 208 

    • Author : Steve Martin

    • Publisher : Scribner

    • ISBN : 1416553657
 

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