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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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Jan 28, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: iownthis, a_gift, memoir, comedy

This book is not funny. That's because it's not a humor book, it's a memoir. Sure there are quips here and again, but Martin is a performer; and when he's not performing comedy, he's . . . not performing comedy. If you've followed his career at all, though, you know this already.

It's charming, though, and it's sad, like most of Martin's work, and it made me cry at the end.
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Sonia I totally cried at the end too! I think my favorite part was when he wrote out the whole "I don't need anything except this..." bit from "The Jerk."

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