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EBOOK Ç EPUB Born Standing Up é A Comic's Life FREE ✓ GOPROLED Æ ➥ [Epub] ➟ Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life By Steve Martin ➯ – Goproled.co.uk The riveting mega bestselling beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man a vocation and an era named one of the ten bestThe riveting mega bestselling beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man a vocation and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment WeeklyIn the mid seventies Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand up In 1981 he uit forever This book is in his own words the story of why I did stand up and why I walked away Emmy and Grammy Awardwinner author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company and a regular contributor to The New Yorker Martin has always been a writer His memoir of his years in stand up is candid spectacularly amusing and beautifully written At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park In the decade that followed he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knotts Berry Farm performing his first magiccomedy act a dozen times a week The story of these years during which he practiced and honed his craft is moving and revelatory The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes Martin illuminates the sacrifice discipline and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day To be this good to perform so freuently was isolating and lonely It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister and he tells that story with great tenderness Martin also paints a portrait of his timesthe era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies Throughout the text Martin has placed photographs many never seen before Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity focus and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time I’ll start with the confession that I missed Steve Martin’s stand up I think I was first aware of him from “The Jerk” and “The Man With Two Brains” revelling in that bizarre sense of humour though I also loved him and the film “Roxanne” Having just read “Wild & Crazy Guys” I decided to pick up this slim autobiography and I’m so glad I did From his early life in the 40s and 50s in a home dominated by his father who was generous in everything but his affection Martin escapes as soon as he can in the 60s taking on odd jobs in the magic shop at Disneyland and beginning his performing The act slowly develops as he sticks to his guns and goes against the grain he writes his stand up was “10 years spent learning 4 years spent refining and 4 years spent in wild success” finally hitting the big time in the mid 70s Told with a lovely dry wit and a searing honesty this is a cracking book not only revealing Mr Martin as painfully shy but also as a genuinely nice bloke but proving how tough comedy can be he tapes his acts then reviews and analyses them in depth to work out what got laughs and what didn’t His decision to stop stand up in 1981 and move into films is explained and the book pretty much ends there which really made me eager for volume 2 of the biography which as of writing this hasn’t appeared He does however complete the story to date the book was published in 2007 explaining the situation with his family which is both heart warming with his sister and made me well up his parents Interesting intriguing funny and sad this is the perfect autobiography and I’d highly recommend it

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The riveting mega bestselling beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man a vocation and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment WeeklyIn the mid seventies Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand up In 1981 he uit forever This book is in his own words the story of why I did stand up and why I walked away Emmy and Grammy Awardwinner author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company and a regular contributor to The New Yorker Martin has always been a writer His memoir of his years in stand up is candid spectacularly amusing and beautifully written At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park In the decade that followed he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knotts Berry Farm performing his first magiccomedy act a dozen times a week The story of these years during which he practiced and honed his craft is moving and revelatory The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes Martin illuminates the sacrifice discipline and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day To be this good to perform so freuently was isolating and lonely It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister and he tells that story with great tenderness Martin also paints a portrait of his timesthe era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies Throughout the text Martin has placed photographs many never seen before Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity focus and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time The story of how I came to read this book is interesting I was watching a show on which David Letterman one of the kings of night time talk now retired and Jerry Seinfeld one of the kings of sitcoms now semi retired were talking about their careers Each of them had started out as Stand up comics Letterman told Seinfeld about his torment during his stand up days Jerry did not have the same experience But in the end Dave asked Jerry if he had ever read Steve Martin's book Born Standing up A Comic's life He said it was the most honest reflection of the life of a comic he had ever read and that it reflected exactly the inconsistency of wanting a life in show biz and getting that life Steve Martin started as a young kid He did magic tricks while he was still in school He worked at Disneyland before puberty He took a lesson from every individual he ever met and honed his skills at magic at comedy at banjo and anything else to do with Show Biz He wanted to be a star he was going to be a star and eventually he became a star of stand up movies and television But it cost him I was fascinated by this autobiography He doesn't give away his personal life or name names as they say but it is heartfelt and deeply personal on so many levels I adored him back then I still do and happily I saw him appear in a two man show with Marty Short just a few days ago Steve is in his seventies and it must be true that laughter is the best medicine as he looks marvelous

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Born Standing Up A Comic's LifeThe riveting mega bestselling beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man a vocation and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment WeeklyIn the mid seventies Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand up In 1981 he uit forever This book is in his own words the story of why I did stand up and why I walked away Emmy and Grammy Awardwinner author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company and a regular contributor to The New Yorker Martin has always been a writer His memoir of his years in stand up is candid spectacularly amusing and beautifully written At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park In the decade that followed he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knotts Berry Farm performing his first magiccomedy act a dozen times a week The story of these years during which he practiced and honed his craft is moving and revelatory The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes Martin illuminates the sacrifice discipline and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day To be this good to perform so freuently was isolating and lonely It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister and he tells that story with great tenderness Martin also paints a portrait of his timesthe era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies Throughout the text Martin has placed photographs many never seen before Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity focus and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time Some great insight into the wild and crazy guy who has proven if you love something enough and are willing to stay with it you will succeed And he has certainly done that