Thursday, June 11, 2009

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin

rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really good! Focusing on his stand-up career, this memoir provides insight into why he is who he is. Despite the title, Steve Martin isn't a natural; each moment of his routine is choreographed, and his comic genius comes from a careful study of comedy and years of trial and error. The book reads easily and quickly, almost making me wish it would continue. But it's the perfect length, with a beginning, middle, and end.

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