The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin
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The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin

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With over 1.4 million followers (a number growing by the day), and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Steve Martin has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between, and this collection bri...more
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Cheryl in CC NV
I was surprised at just how funny I found this. It almost makes me want to join the Twitter community. I thought it would be lame, like a Kermit the Frog book I read a few years ago (don't remember the title, don't remember if it was memoirs or philosophy, don't want to look it up for either of our sakes). But it was witty, and sometimes provocative. And very short - I had to keep making myself put it down so I could try to savor rather than inhale it.

I love the paper book version - the colors o...more
Tina Rae
Feb 23, 2012 Tina Rae rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE.
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WHY IS STEVE MARTIN THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED?! So, he was already my favorite tweeter. But, granted, I haven't actually been on twitter that long. So I've mostly read his newer tweets. And retweeted the majority of them. To put so much laughter into so few characters is a true talent and, boy, he pulls it off.

That being said, this book was simply a gift. I'll admit that I'd spent many afternoons flipping back through his old tweets and laughing again and again. But to make it all the way...more
I mean, let's be clear and upfront here: It's a collection of Steve Martin's tweets (with responses from his followers thrown in). I bought it mostly because I'm a huge Martin fan and felt like I needed to continue with the collection of his books and because, frankly, he's funny and it's not like I want to go to his Twitter account and just read every single tweet he's tweeted. This does me the service of him cherry-picking his favorites. Also, frankly, how is this any different from books whic...more
some of my favorite steve martin tweets:

A watched iPhone never syncs.

iPhone and computer came back from spa with DIFFERENT CONNECTOR CORD. Is something going on?

7 hour sleep diet worked great. Will power held beautifully.

Weight now fluctuating wildly because of twice daily 20 minute starvation diets.

I just downloaded eleven hundred books onto my kindle, and now i can't lift it.


A pic of...more
Amanda Allen
Let me preface this by saying that I am unabashedly in love with Steve Martin. Yes, he's older than my father. And yes, he's married. But if he wasn't - I'd so be on a crusade to snag him.

This book is a collection of Martin's hilarious tweets (and also some hilarious replies from some of his followers). I literally read this in a half hour, so saying it's light reading is a bit of an understatement - but it made me laugh out loud. A bunch.

A few of my favorite tweets:

"The secret of a happy life i...more

The year is 1980.

Sam Weir brings Cindy Sanders to the local movie theater to see Steve Martin in The Jerk. Sam is a geeky freshman at William McKinley High School in Chippewa, Michigan. Cindy Sanders is not a geek. She is a member of the school’s cheerleading squad. When Sam gives Cindy an heirloom necklace, she takes it reluctantly and refuses to wear it because it’s old and Sam didn’t spend any money on it. Sam, arguably the least geeky of his friends, d...more
hated it, but here are my fav lines

■ You mean I didn’t need to buy a kindle for each book I downloaded????
@KeyboardHussy: Change the text size.
■ I don’t want to watch the Superbowl till I read the book first. The show leaves out all the characterization
■ French fries are actually potatoes and not fried frenchmen.
■ Next phase of weight loss program: Brazilian Butt Workout. I’ve looked at a hundred photos. So far, no...more
I really cannot believe the diverse ingenuity of Steve Martin sometimes. The man is funny, of course. One of the few innately funny comedians of today. He is cute, even handsome. Clearly intelligent. And he can act. More than a few successful films in his career, he has also written a handful of masterful screenplays, plays the banjo, can even sing. He is wonderful as a standup comedian, even has an interest in philanthropy. His three novels thus far show another dimension that impresses me, Sho...more
Ann Keller
This was a very amusing read. I’ve seen Steve Martin’s movies, of course, but this was a new avenue of humor to explore. Steve Martin’s tweets and his record of some of the public’s responses are real gems. It is wonderful that part of his royalties for this book go to the Steve Martin Charitable Foundation, helping to fund projects in the arts and education.
Mark Dellenbaugh
Steve is obviously a very funny man and his wit thrives in the compressed, quasi-poetic limitations of the twitter medium, but the real charm of this slender volume is the equally funny participation of his twitter followers and the clever interplay between Steve and his "co-authors".
Not a book I would normally seek out. But I saw it in a library display and picked it up. Funny! Delightfully bizarre! Made me want to download (sign up for? Join?) Twitter just to follow Steve Martin, who is a modern Renaissance man if I know one.
This is definately Steve Martin! Very humerous, and loved the responses to some of his tweets, as well. Though I'm not fond of the world of twitter, it does work well for the comedy industry.
Oh yeah, and Creepy Guy IS Creepy.
Purple, obsequious AND clairvoyant.
Steve Martin.
'Nuff said.
I have always been a fan of Steve Martin- his writing, his comedy, his acting, his banjo playing, and his tweeting. Which is perhaps why my expectations for this collection of his tweets were so high. I have been following Steve since he first got a twitter account, and his tweets are completely hysterical, so to have them collected here, all in one place, was a really exciting prospect. But unfortunately, halfway through the book, Steve decided to start including not only his tweets, but many o...more
David Macpherson
I am a big admirer of Steve Martin's comedy, the absurdism of it of. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. In his introduction, he goes on how there is a narrative to the book, where he learns to pay attention to his tweets. My first thought was, now there he goes again being pretensious and needy in the desire to justify his work in a literary context, I mean, really, it is a collection of tweets for god's sakes. But I did notice the change of the content from the interaction of the a...more
Funny! I've just now started learning how to use Twitter. Steve Martin came up with some really funny tweets. He also includes tweets from his Twitter followers, who were as funny or funnier! This was a fun read for an aspiring tweetster.
Melissa Lee-tammeus
Okay, I LOVE Steve Martin. I love his skits, his musical abilities, and his ridiculous humor. I especially love his books. This one, though . . . come on! This little book (and I mean little - it took about 20 minutes to read and I'm not kidding) is tweets he has written and collected over time. And it's also the responses he has received from those tweets, so technically, he didn't even write, say 75%, of this "book." And yes, the tweets are funny. And stupid. And silly. But book worthy? Not so...more
Leah Coffin
Mildly funny until he started recording the responses to his tweets. Then I started crying with laughter. A+ would LOL again.
I watched "On Location With Steve Martin," his 76' stand up act at the Troubadour. I also read this book, so it's kind of like we are best friends.
Oh Steve. You crack me up. Witty and funny and sometimes silly. You are right up my humor alley. You've inspired me to start tweeting. It's hard to fit myself into that few characters. But I'm trying. I am now following Steve Martin's tweets and I think I love him. I even got my husband to read part of the book. It's an easy quick read (I mean, come on, it's Tweets for gods sake). It was funny to see that he thought some were hilarious that I thought were just okay. Always interesting to learn n...more
Young Napoleon
Mostly boring, some brought smiles to my face, & the one photo of "The Last Thing Osama Bin Laden saw" cracked me up. 1,000,000 extra points if he posted it on the day they announced they'd got him.
This book was great! Short, funny and to the point. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did!
Christine Rebbert
If you have an hour or so and want a good laugh, read this! I and two different co-workers all read this the same day, while waiting around at court. Steve Martin decides to join Twitter, and the book is his Tweets over a period of time, and then after awhile, the responses thereto, which sometimes are funnier than what he himself posted! I'm not a big "Tweeter", but if I could get Steve Martin to be one of my "friends" (or whatever you call them on Twitter), that would be a lot more interesting...more
I'm a huge fan, but this wasn't particularly funny, especially for repurposed tweets.
Stinson Anderson
Funny. Didn't care for reading some of the others' tweets. Just wanted more Steve.
It's amusing - quick pick me up...
Einar Sigurðsson
Short and funny! Just like Steve!
Annette Abbott
Classic Steve Martin humor. My only gripe is that it's WAY too short. Seriously. I saw it in a book shop at LAX, started browsing it, and before I knew it, I had finished it. (My apologies to the airport book store. Perhaps they should consider shrink wrapping it like porn magazines.)

That said, I'm thinking of going back on Amazon and buying it anyway to add to my Steve Martin book collection. Either that, or reactivate my dusty ol' twitter account. I thought there was nothing worth reading on T...more
Some of Twitter's best.
Although I do love me some Steve Martin (I still think The Jerk is a work of genius), this compilation of tweets is just not quite worth it. There are a few instances of funny - the "hokey pokey" section and the section finishing Christmas carols are the best parts. But, it's mostly Martin setting up his tweetmates; in fact, his followers often come up with something more humorous than they're given. I'll stick with his biography, his stand-up, and even his banjo music - I'll forgo the tweets.
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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer. He was raised in Southern California in a Baptist family, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area. His ascent to fame picked up when he became a writer for the Smothers...more
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