Books by Steve Martin
The Tweets Of Steve Martin
by Steve Martin
- Paperback, 105 pages
NPR stories about Steve Martin
Once a social-media skeptic, the legendary funnyman, screenwriter and banjo player now says Twitter is "sort of like heaven." His new book collects his best tweets — and some of the hilarious responses he has received from followers.
Comedian Steve Martin tackles the New York art world, while singer Dionne Warwick delivers her life story, music critic Alex Ross charts the evolution of his taste, Jennet Conant explores Julia and Paul Childs' secret World War II spy work, and Michael Korda recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia.
Martin is best known for his comedy, but he's also a writer, a Grammy-winning bluegrass artist and a serious art collector. In his new novel, An Object of Beauty, Martin tells the story of an ambitious woman navigating her way up — and out of — the New York City art world.
He went from performing in an empty San Francisco coffee house to hosting the Oscars. In his memoir Born Standing Up, out now in paperback, comedian Steve Martin talks about his early days as a stand-up comic — and why he quit.
Steve Martin gave up stand-up comedy in 1981, at the height of his fame. He calls his new book Born Standing Up a biography rather than an autobiography, of a guy he used to know.
With characters like Maniacal Marvin and Henrietta the hare, writer and actor Steve Martin joins with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast in a new book that turns the alphabet upside down and sideways.
Steve Martin is at the top of his game. He has just been awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at the same time that his newest movie, Shopgirl, is winning strong reviews around the country.
Steve Martin became famous as an actor and comedian. Lately, though, he's gaining accolades for another talent: writing. Martin's latest book is The Pleasure of My Company. He talks with NPR's Neal Conan about life on the stage and the page and takes your calls.