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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


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


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


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


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


I'd read a couple of things (no, really), and other stories

Decided to get the comedy reading done early, partly because they’re on a backlog, and other partly because they’re the easiest to actually finish. They count for cases in which the ends are far less attractive than the means. 616 more words

Born Standing Up