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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. 1,117 more words

NYC

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

Readin'

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

What I read: February 2016

I read 55 books last year. I made some guidelines for 2015: a new author every week, stick to recent releases, something literary, and only read books I never read before. 633 more words

Lit

All Kidding Aside

Have you ever heard of Chet Haze? He is Tom Hanks’ son. Well, to be exact, he’s the alias of Tom Hanks’ son. Tom Hanks in my opinion, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this, is the greatest actor of my generation. 1,084 more words