This short audiobook makes the listener want more. Wisely, Adam Gopnik asks questions, provides context and insights, then lets the protean Steve Martin tell his own stories. The work comes across as a kind of memoir. Martin's conversational tone elevates the personal recollections of his complex life. His fine intellect and love of literature, music, and art shine through, as do his schtick, banjo picking, and his artful storytelling. We get the great comic from his student days of studying philosophy and reading e.e. cummings to his pursuit of stand-up, acting, writing a novel, writing a Broadway musical, and more. Through it all are banjo playing and jokes delivered in Martin's classic laconic style. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Pushkin Industries 2023
DD ISBN 979-8-9850802-1-6 $32.00
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