- Audio CD: 7 Seiten
- Verlag: Macmillan Audio; Auflage: Unabridged (10. September 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1427229503
- ISBN-13: 978-1427229502
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 2,1 x 0,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 766.762 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Still Foolin' 'em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, 10. September 2013
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“Billy Crystal's new memoir is everything you'd expect from this acclaimed actor, writer, producer, film director and world-class comedian. Though the book is a great read, this audio version, performed by Crystal himself, is even better. His timing is perfect, he laughs, ad-libs a little and even chokes up as he talks about how much his wife of 43 years means to him…But be careful! Listening while driving, treading on a treadmill or stirring up a stir-fry could be hazardous to life and limb – this is unredacted, laugh-out-loud humor, Billy Crystal at his bravura best.” ―BookPage
“At 65, Billy Crystal is a master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of Still Foolin' ‘Em. A fine actor and nine-time Oscar host, Crystal knows exactly how to deliver his artful blend of touching memoir and rueful riffs on the indignities of aging. Several chapters were recorded before a live audience, giving him the opportunity to exchange banter and charm a crowd – as he no doubt will many listeners…In both modes, however, he proves himself accomplished, nuanced, and – best of all – very funny.” ―AudioFile Magazine
“As is the case with many comedians' memoirs, hearing Crystal's wisecracks about aging in Hollywood is better than reading them.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of Billy Crystal's memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is drive-off-the-road hilarious.” ―Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“And if you like the book, you'll love the audio. Seven chapters were recorded live by Crystal at an NYU fundraiser. Not many books come with their own laugh tracks.” ―USA Today
“The audiobook is read by Crystal himself, and feels like listening to a hilarious friend’s stories.” ―Ladies’ Home Journal
“Crystal tells all in this bravura performance: authentic, heartfelt, and filled with irresistible humor, nostalgia, and insights.” ―Booklist
“Laugh-out-loud funny. The live sets are well produced with sound quality as good as in any other chapter.” ―Christian Science Monitor
“Billy Crystal makes a great commute-buddy.” ―Los Angeles Magazine
"Filled with hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging, Still Foolin' 'Em, the Grammy-nominated memoir by one of America's favorite comedians, outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing older. This 2014 Audie Audiobook of the Year is read by Billy Crystal himself, with his trademark wit and heart." - PopSugar.com
Hilarious and heartfelt observations from one of America’s favourite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Insgesamt ist das Werk ein wenig dürftig und man sollte schon ein Billy Crystal- Fan sein, um sich an der Lektüre ohne aufkommende Langeweile zu erfreuen.
Crystal who is both known as great comedian but also, at least in my opinion, as best Oscar host with his book tried and managed to laugh the reader even with an unusual topic, humiliation that people begin to experience when they're becoming old.
He always managed to laugh us, most of the time with only one short sentence.
Starting with his first story, in a situation when in same time when his birthday party is taking place his grandchild will be born, Billy completely seriously said "...but you know kids, they never listen" this sentence will immediately bring a smile to your face.
Billy Crystal had lead interesting and happy life in movie business but also together with his family, and now when he's 65 he says that is still happy "...having only one wife and house, real name and nose and almost all of his teeth."
His stories covered time from his twenties when he was a teacher to these days, managing to tell reader lots of interesting anecdotes about the movies (the good one was about When Harry Met Sally) and events in which he was participating, including Oscar shows.
His literary style is a mix of movie screenplay, stand-up comedy with several sentimental overtones when he speaks about his youth.
But unlike in most other memoirs it seem that he doesn't have any regrets, but still enjoys the fullest in his life and rich memories.
Although it seems that in his book a lot of names deliberately were left out, he mentioned friendships with many interesting personalities that you probably wouldn't associate with him, like Muhammad Ali or Mickey Mantle.
"Still Foolin' 'Em" is entertaining book to read for all Billy Crystal fans who besides writing his own special kind of memoir, managed to convey the spirit of time when he lived his exciting life.
He gave us some kind of "behind-the-scenes" look at the history of entertainment and comedy, which he had written himself these past years.
And although this book can be viewed in several ways, certainly you'll enjoy during its reading in any of them.
Mostly this memoir consists of an endless list of names of people who think/thought that he is wonderful (with the occasional exception just to confirm the rule).
THE MUSHY SENTIMENTALITY
when he talks about anything to do with baseball, people he idolizes, his family etc. etc.
I really hate it when Americans use the word „world“ as a synonym for the United States.
So Robert de Niro is „the WORLD‘s greatest actor“. (Isn’t it remotely possible that there is a better actor in Lapland or Baluchistan?).
And Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali is „the greatest senior citizen of all time“ and „still has the most recognizable face in the WORLD“. (What about, say, Nelson Mandela ? Oops, sorry, I forgot, he’s not American).
I suppose we Europeans should consider ourselves honoured that as a teenager he chose an Italian (!) actress for his sexual fantasies. On the other hand , had Sophia Loren not made films in Hollywood, he would never have known she existed, so much for „the world“.
THE PUERILE HERO WORSHIP
Cassius Clay, Sammy Davis jr., Johnny Carson, Robert de Niro, Robin Williams, etc. etc. and some guy called Mickey Mantle who seems to have played a lot of baseball or basketball or something like that (I’m only joking, it was football, right ?).
BASEBALL, BASEBALL AND BASEBALL
Oh please, not again … !!!
THE TIRED OLD CLICHES
about old age, Jews, etc. etc.
What’s with all the four-letter words and the other bad-taste stuff ???
THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE
I wonder if Mark Twain turned over in his grave in 2007.
HE EATS LOBSTER !!
They’re boiled alive, you know.
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