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Born Standing Up

A Comic's Life

by Steve Martin

Paperback, 208 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $15 |

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Born Standing Up
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A Comic's Life
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Steve Martin

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Book Summary

The Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. 350,000 first printing.

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Steve Martin On Being 'Born Standing Up'
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