Born Standing up

[a Comic's Life]

Martin, Steve

Audiobook CD - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Born Standing up
Martin reflects on his over 30 years in the comedy business, from writing to performing and everywhere in between. He offers listeners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look into the mind of an artist at the top of his game.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2007
ISBN: 9781428181052
Branch Call Number: CD- 792.7028 M383b
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in


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It's a pleasure to be able to enjoy Steve Martin's intelligence and sense of humor in his own voice.

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Sep 02, 2014

Steve Martin is a wildly successful entertainer who has spent years at the top of his field as a stand-up comedian, actor, author, and musician. In this enchanting memoir, he looks back over his years in stand-up comedy and reflects on the effort, discipline, and originality that were necessary to achieve his goals. From his years working at Disneyland to his time as a writer for television's Smothers Brothers to the success he achieved on stage, Martin's autobiography is a "spare, unexpectedly resonant remembrance of things past" (Entertainment Weekly).Popular Culture newsletter September 2014.

Feb 01, 2013

This is an extraordinary insight in what it takes to "make it" - an acting extrovert who is mentioned in other memoirs as "amazingly shy" - Michael Caine. You don't need to love SMs whacky humor to gain a lot from this (but it helps). As always when read in person it adds enormous depth (yes he WAS there)

Feb 02, 2011
  • westcoastreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great introduction to Steve's Martin work - who would have guessed that Walt Disney would play such a bit role! A magician no less!

Apr 21, 2010

As expected very funny.

Dec 18, 2009
  • brewsterjuice rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good autobiography and likely a better listen than a read.

Jul 13, 2008
  • Calgovin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very interesting life, and the fact that it's told by Steve Martin adds a chuckle now and then - even during the more serious parts of his life. Well told.


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Aug 04, 2008
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Aug 04, 2008
  • Calgovin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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