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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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The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin
Flexibound, 105 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Michael
May 13, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, humor
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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
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Tina Rae
Feb 23, 2012 Tina Rae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE.
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
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Nicole
Mar 30, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
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.

HI, I'M STEVE'S CAPS LOCK KEY AND I'D LIKE TO MEET OTHER CAPS LOCK KEYS. I'M INTERESTED IN BOATING AND HIKING.

A pic of
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Cody Melcher
Apr 11, 2012 Cody Melcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Amanda Allen
Mar 05, 2012 Amanda Allen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jeimy
Jan 02, 2017 Jeimy rated it it was amazing
Sure you can go back and read all of Martin's tweets and the responses they've gotten, but he's done you the favor of compiling them here.
Ann Keller
Aug 09, 2012 Ann Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
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
May 22, 2012 Mark Dellenbaugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: web2-0, humor
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".
Kathie
Mar 01, 2012 Kathie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Becky
Jul 29, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Simon Sweetman
Jun 10, 2015 Simon Sweetman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steve Martin was made for Twitter. His fun with words, with meanings, with deadpan. He nails it.
Arok
Feb 25, 2012 Arok rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious.
Transcendent.
Purple, obsequious AND clairvoyant.
Steve Martin.
'Nuff said.
Aseel
Aug 10, 2014 Aseel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sucks, epub
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
■ I JUST DOWNLOADED ELEVEN HUNDRED BOOKS ONTO MY KINDLE, AND NOW I CAN’T LIFT IT.
■ 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
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Chenoa
Jul 29, 2012 Chenoa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
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
Vonia
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
Brian
Feb 05, 2016 Brian rated it it was ok
For what it is, this collection of tweets by Steve Martin is fine. The problem is that what it is isn't much to begin with. The "book's" premise is that it is a sampling of random tweets that Mr. Martin put out there in the ether. To flesh out the text he also includes some of his follower's responses to his tweets. There is an occasional clever or laugh out loud tweet collected here, many of them from Mr. Martin's followers on Twitter as opposed to him. For reading in the bathroom it is a more ...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
Eric
Dec 06, 2014 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful little book. Sometimes these little gems just make reading something special.

This is a collection of "Best Of" Steve Martin tweets. It starts right from the beginning; when Martin discovered Twitter. Some of his tweets are laugh-out-loud, it also takes a fun turn when Martin tweets Christmas carol sing-a-longs, getting his followers to finish the verses.

Once he caught the bug of crowd sourcing, the book moves on to tweets that have garnered some of his favourite responses. The w
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Jon
Jul 02, 2016 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humorous if you are fan, if you aren't still a good read. At times I would crack up, other's I would think, "this man is not mentally stable" but it was a good read overall which I enjoyed. Sometimes it is rather enjoyable to take a walk through someone else's head for a while. This was just a good, fun read for me. I wasn't looking to learn anything, be enlightened or really think to much. This was a great book to read while reading other books. I didn't have to remember where I was, no charact ...more
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
gina
Jun 07, 2012 gina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, humor, funny
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
Suzy
Feb 03, 2016 Suzy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Steve Martin as an actor & comedian, and this was my first experience with him as a writer, if you can class a collection of his memorable Tweets, and some of the responses from his followers as writing. That sounds worse than it is. This is an enjoyable collection of wit and cleverness, which I read while cooking dinner over a few nights. It's the kind of book you can pick up, have a laugh or smile, put down and keep going with another task. Great light entertainment, that almost mad ...more
Jennifer
Apr 09, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor-parody
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.
Christine Rebbert
Oct 16, 2012 Christine Rebbert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Annette Abbott
Mar 13, 2012 Annette Abbott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Adam
Aug 18, 2015 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
My wife bought this for me at the Dollar Tree yesterday. It's a very quick read, just going over the tweets of Steve Martin with some replies to his tweets included. The book is pretty funny and made me chuckle a couple of times. Some of the responses to his tweets are funnier than Martin's actual tweets. I wish there would have been more of these responses. There was nothing in this book that made me laugh until my sides hurt. It's worth reading if you have the time and are looking for somethin ...more
Allison
Apr 10, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so cute and so funny. Very very short - best to read in short bursts so that you can savor the funny. Steve Martin records some of his tweets and some of the answers he receives back from his fans. I can't believe I actually paid money for tweets of his that I could have received for free... but I will read this again and again and chuckle all over again.

And I will immediately sign up to receive his tweets. The very first time I have ever delved into this technology.
Becky
Oct 03, 2012 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I down loaded this at 5pm to my e reader and had it finished at 11pm and I went to supper and for drinks in that time also. It was funny and there are not many authors out there who I would not get upset over paying so much for so little. However it was my misjudgment for getting it in digital form. It's a coffee table book and now I can't put it on my coffee table. But it might also just be I'mi cutting him slack because I have a crush on him.
Daniel
Nov 20, 2012 Daniel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Irish Car Bomb

Stout
Irish whiskey
Irish cream

To make the drink, whiskey is floated on top of Irish Cream in a shot glass, and the shot glass is then dropped into the stout. Once mixed, it must be drunk quickly because it will curdle. While Kahlúa was part of the original recipe, it is often excluded from the drink today.

Note: Use of the term in promotional material by English bars has drawn complaints and caused outrage.
Megan
Aug 16, 2013 Megan rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
This was an oh-crap-I'm-super-behind-on-my-reading-challenge-so-I-better-find-a-bunch-of-tiny-books-to-fly-through book. I wasn't expecting much since it's about the twitter (and yes, I say "the twitter" like an 87-yr-old lady), but I was expecting at least a couple laughs since it's Steve Martin. Nope, all I got was two smiles, and that was only when a picture of Martin as "Creepy Guy" popped up twice amidst a bunch of stupid tweets. Disappointing.
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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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