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Standing Down

One of my all-time favorite movies is Roxanne, a spoof on Cyrano de Bergerac; it’s one of the best things ever done. But don’t go and look up the trailer – it’ll ruin the surprise right at the beginning. 788 more words

Book Reviews

Steve Martin, 14 Years, And Becoming A Wildly Famous Writer

In my last post, I listed books I read in 2016. Born Standing Up was one of my favorites. I was familiar with Mr. Martin… 315 more words

Writing

Happiness Challenge Day 3 & 4

Ok so I should have posted last night because now I’m a day behind but I guess maybe it would make more sense to post the day after I do my challenge but whatever. 487 more words

Personal

Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin

Born Standing Up is the autobiography of Steve Martin from his childhood to roughly the early 1980s. This period includes his show business-related jobs as a youth, his work in television as a writer for… 2,825 more words

Book

Thanks, Steve

Steve Martin introduced my fiancé and me. Yes, our minds and hearts and hands united thanks to that wild and crazy guy. On the fine spring day which heralds our story’s first chapter, the arrow through his head was cupid’s, the reflective words of his autobiography dripping not with “affection for the war years,” but aphrodisiacal syrup. 1,043 more words

Essays

born standing up; a review

Book 19 of 2016

Steve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up, is an interesting look at how comedy clubs and comedians materialized in North America. Martin’s emergence into the comedy world isn’t what you’d expect: for instance, the comedy world as we know it today didn’t exist. 338 more words

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