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Born standing up : a comic's life

Born standing up : a comic's life

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
The author shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Named Person: Steve Martin; Steve Martin; Steve Martin, Schauspieler.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Martin
ISBN: 9780739495582 0739495585 9781416553649 1416553649 9781410403124 1410403122 9781847371034 1847371035 9781416553656 1416553657
OCLC Number: 153578765
Awards: Commended for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Nonfiction) 2008
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Beforehand --
Coffee and confusion --
Comedy through the airwaves --
Disneyland --
The bird cage theatre --
Television --
The road --
Breakthrough --
Standing down.
Responsibility: Steve Martin.
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Emmy] and Grammy Award]-winning comedian and bestselling author Martin tells the riveting history of his monumental career in standup, providing a portrait of a man dedicated to the art of making  Read more...


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

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