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Pure Drivel by Steve Martin
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Jul 27, 2009

really liked it

This book is almost 10 years old, but I ran into it at the library. I’m a sucker for Steve Martin, so perhaps you’ll take this with a grain of salt. I laughed my fool head off. It’s a collection of short pieces that originally appeared in the New Yorker and New York Times Magazine and a couple of other places. If you remember _Cruel Shoes_, you’ll be interested to observe how Martin’s absurdist strolls around the block have aged, not to say mellowed. Like wine, richer, more wry... compared to _Shoes_, either his advancing age had given him perspective, or mine has done the same for me. It’s simultaneously more and less mature and I’m really glad I ran across it.

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