This is the autobiography of Steve Martin, comedian and actor. He tells his story from his childhood in Southern California to his rise to fame on “Saturday Night Live” and beyond. This is a funny, engaging book that offers insights into the life of one of America’s most famous entertainers.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for fans of Steve Martin or comedy in general. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a famous comedian, and it’s sure to entertain readers with its humor and wit.
- This book is really funny and interesting
- You can learn a lot about Steve Martin and his life
- It’s a great autobiography
- Martin is not an introspective person and does not offer a lot of personal insight
- the book largely focuses on his successes, with less attention paid to his failures
- it can be repetitive at times
Learn more about the author
Steve Martin is one of the most successful and popular comedians in America. He has been making people laugh for more than forty years, first as a stand-up comedian and then as an actor and writer. He has starred in dozens of movies, won Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards, and published several books.
“An immensely enjoyable read, Born Standing Up is a comic’s tale of how to make it big in show business without ever forgetting your roots.”
“Born Standing Up is an insightful and candid account of one man’s journey from awkward teenager to international superstar. Steve Martin has experienced it all, and his insights are both entertaining and enlightening.”
“Steve Martin is one of the most talented and unique entertainers in America. In this honest and insightful autobiography, he reveals the origins of his comedy genius-and how it has sustained him for more than four decades.”
” Steve Martin is one of the most brilliant, inventive minds in American comedy–but what makes Born Standing Up so exceptional is that he’s also a superb memoirist. Honest, witty, and beautifully written, this book offers a rare look at the inner life of an artist.”