Tuesday, January 22, 2008

11. Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin


Pages: 207
Finished: Jan. 20, 2008
Reason for Reading: I thought it might be interesting
First Published: 2007
Genre: Non-fiction, memoir
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

I did stand-up comedy for eighteen years.


Comments: Comedian, Steve Martin, shares in this memoir the ups and downs of the eighteen years he did stand-up. He briefly tells of his childhood, then moves on to his teenage years when he worked at Disneyland in a magic shop demonstrating the products. Martin does not get too personal, one can tell from his story that he is a private person. What he does give though is a vivid portrayal of the entertainment scene during the seventies and late sixties. It is a brief book and I would have liked some more in depth details of his experiences but it does give one some insight into the personal man behind the 'wild and crazy guy'. Enjoyable.

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