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Steve Martin - Born Standing Up (2007)

I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, and even while reading, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Upon further reflection however, I decided that this book is quintessentially Steve Martin. 224 more words


Ten Lessons from Steve Martin

I am a big fan of stand-up comedy. I have enormous respect for the men and women—whether professionals or amateurs—who get up on stage and do their best to make us laugh. 1,053 more words

Book Review

Tricking Yourself Into Creativity

I am ashamed to admit that it is almost November, and aside from necessary reading for work, I’ve only managed to read three books this year. 526 more words


Be So Good...


I’ve loved Steve Martin for ages. I recently rewatched “LA Story.”  So genius!   My sister recommended I read his book, “Born Standing Up.”  I have yet to finish it, but even the first few chapters are amazing.   383 more words

Live Your Dream

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

This was much more of a reserved read than I thought it was going to be. I think given the fact that it is written by and about Steve Martin, it would have been much more of a humorous look into stand up but it was actually a very deep account of his journey from Disneyland magic tricks to being one of the biggest names in the industry. 114 more words

Book Reviews

According To Steve Martin, There Are Two Easy Steps To Success

Steve Martin’s epic and charming biography, Born Standing Up, is required reading if you want to be successful doing what you love. Like most things in this life, his advice is painfully simple. 29 more words