Saturday, November 24, 2007

Born Standing Up

I've liked Steve Martin's writing in the past, especially his last couple of novels. When I saw this one, I wasn't sure if it would be my kind of book, but after glancing at a few pages and remembering his writing style, I decided to give it a chance. Born Standing Up isn't Martin's full autobiography, but really the story of how he became a comic, refined his act, hit it big, and moved on. He has a great writing style - humble, straightforward and honest. This read pretty quickly, but was pretty enjoyable.

Book 81

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

I do like Steve Martin- he doesn't do stand up anymore though, does he? My favorite movie of his will always be "Father of the Bride." At his most honest and nostalgic, and I love Martin Short in that one too... :)