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Though I don t listen to audio books often, this was a hit as it is narrated by Mr Crystal in all his splendorimitations and all Covering his life thus far, from birth to the big 65, this is a delightful view into the life of one of the top entertainers who has somehow remained humble and seemingly normal I laughed out loud and choked back tears as I traveled along with this talented, fortunate and grateful man One who values family and friendships above all else The way he talks of the dreams he had as a child and young man and then seeing them come true is inspiring If you didn t like him before, you will after reading this Full of life, witty and heartwarming and very age appropriate for many of us older folks
(((Read Pdf))) ↟ Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys ✐ Hilarious And Heartfelt Observations On Aging From One Of America S Favorite Comedians As He Turns , And A Look Back At A Remarkable CareerBilly Crystal Is Turning , And He S Not Happy About It With His Trademark Wit And Heart, He Outlines The Absurdities And Challenges That Come With Growing Old, From Insomnia To Memory Loss To Leaving Dinners With Half Your Meal On Your Shirt In Humorous Chapters Like Buying The Plot And Nodding Off, Crystal Not Only Catalogues His Physical Gripes, But Offers A Road Map To His Million Fellow Baby Boomers Who Are Arriving At This Milestone Age With Him He Also Looks Back At The Most Powerful And Memorable Moments Of His Long And Storied Life, From Entertaining His Relatives As A Kid In Long Beach, Long Island, His Years Doing Stand Up In The Village, Up Through His Legendary Stint At Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, And His Long Run As Host Of The Academy Awards Readers Get A Front Row Seat To His One Day Career With The New York Yankees He Was The First Player To Ever Test Positive For Maalox , His Love Affair With Sophia Loren, And His Enduring Friendships With Several Of His Idols, Including Mickey Mantle And Muhammad Ali He Lends A Light Touch To Serious Topics Like Religion The Aging Friends I Know Have Turned To The Holy Trinity Advil, Bourbon, And Prozac , Grandparenting, And, Of Course, Dentistry As Wise And Poignant As They Are Funny, Crystal S Reflections Are An Unforgettable Look At An Extraordinary Life Well Lived Bullet Review Better than Whoopi Goldberg and Ellen Degeneres, nowhere near as good as Tina Fey Some funny parts, some interesting parts, but overall, Billy grates on you He seems to have this obnoxious personality, and I don t always find him all that funny Sometimes, he s an outright arrogant His Conservative chapter in particular made me want to punch a wall smarted of Old White Man whining about getting Old WAH.I think you re opinion of this will depend on 1 how much of Billy Crystal s career you ve followed, 2 whether you LIKE Billy Crystal to begin with, and 3 whether you like Billy Crystal s style of humor.My answers where 1 almost none, 2 a little, 3 eh Full Review This book will make the fourth autobiographical book about a comedian I ve read, the third in audiobook format And since I LOVE LISTS, the ranking would be as follows SeriouslyI m Kidding Is It Just Me This BookBossypantsSeriouslyI m not kidding Is it just me or Bossypants is the absolute best, most interesting, most FUNNY autobiographical book from a comedian Or am I still fooling em ducks tomatoes All right, I m no comedian myself, so I guess I shouldn t be one to judge I m also hard to make laugh, or I laugh at incredibly stupid things, so maybe I shouldn t be judging comedy It s all up to interpretation.This is one of those books that I never would have picked up in a million years had it not been for my book club My knowledge of Billy Crystal and his career begins with Princess Bride and ends with Monsters University I know he did When Harry Met Sally , but have never seen it I know he has done Grammy Awards and SNL and a bunch of other things, but have never seen any of them He s funny and all, but I ve really never felt that drive to see every last thing he s been in.The enjoyment of this book depends on how you fall in the Billy Crystal Recognition Spectrum do you follow his every movie and TV appearance Or can you barely pick him out in a lineup Oh, and do you like Billy Crystal s humor, which can tend to rely on the crowd favorite penis jokes and Old White Man Complaining about How Awful His Privileged Life Is When Billy Crystal is focused on HIS LIFE and making some jokes that aren t just body humor, we get a killer combination of funny and interesting I did like learning about his life, though his life is nothing like many stars in and out of rehab, married and divorced multiple times, illegitimate children, etc Actually, Billy seems a rather stable guy, and good for him But listening to Billy is like being in a 4 hour lecture with the tenured professor who wrote the book for your class there is only so much bullsh t you can deal with before you want to either club the teacher or fall asleep Sometimes, he really isn t that funny Sometimes, he s an arrogant And sometimes, his stories really aren t that interesting his life isn t that much different than many of our lives, except he s been on TV.That said, it really depends on where you fall on the Billy Crystal Recognition Spectrum I come from the far right, Who is Billy Crystal again So yeah, it wasn t necessarily my thing from the beginning but I DID learn quite a bit that I never knew. Listened to my very first audio book today and DID I LOVE IT Billy Crystal does a wonderful job of narrating some special moments of his life in Still Foolin Em Where I ve Been, Where I m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys If you are an older adult,or notlike baseball, the great movie When Harry Met Sallywho can ever forget the infamous orgasm sceneenjoy the Oscars, and want to know about Billy s affair with Sophia Loren, you are in for a treat The texting acronyms for older adults , absurdities of doctor and dentist visits at age 65, and challenges of grand parenting are a crack up Although not a Yankee fan myself, I am a huge baseball fan and love, love, loved hearing about Billy s close relationships with Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and even Derek Jeter His experience of actually starting as lead off man for the Yankees in a preseason gameuniform and allis downright hilarious I laughed often than not and decided to take a bit of advice from our narrator too..to do something special on each and every birthday that I have left.Eight hours of decorating, cleaning and wrapping gifts today just flew by, and when the book came to an end, I had a big smile on my face and felt pretty good too Listening to Billy Crystal s memoir was a positive experience for me Highly recommend Just like any book, this book isn t for everyone If you don t love Billy Crystal, then don t bother If you don t love learning about the amusing and most likely embellished reflections of an aging comedian, then don t bother If you don t enjoy a good guy talking about his positive relationships with his family, friends and other celebrities, then don t bother.If you do enjoy Billy Crystal s work, then spend time with this book, which is even better on the audio version because Crystal narrates it and his impersonations and voices only enhance the experience Crystal s reflections of his 65 years are both touching I cried at times and hysterical a big belly laugh at the gym had people looking at me As he describes his relationships, he is respectful of most everyone, and you can tell how important his family and friends are to him His life, for the rest of us, is fairly surreal Who gets to throw themselves massive birthday parties that involve celebrities, playing for your favorite baseball team, etc The answer is almost no one But Crystal can, and has, and his stories of them are enjoyable and heart felt.I look forward to his next book. What an excellent audio book In his mid sixties now, Billy Crystal recounts his life by decade, my twenties, my thirties, etc , interspersed with portions set in the present which were performed in front of a live audience What an interesting man Starting with his early home life, the death of his father and his first career milestones, Billy tells his story with warmth, humility, humor and poignancy Recounting his relationships with Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell, Johnny Carson and Mickey Mantle, this is a behind the scenes look into building a successful career and family life The live audience portions of this performance were all about the aging process they were very funny and all true Towards the end of this autobiography he addresses the big issues the loss of extended family members and facing one s own death There is a real focus here on family and I enjoyed that It also lent a sense of poignancy when he discussed the losses his family has experienced Funny and genuinely interesting, I enjoyed the hell out of this audio book I laughed out loud, I teared up and I learned a lot What could a reader ask for Highly recommended Listened to the audiobook read by Billy Crystal himself This book is touching at times as he shares personal stories of friends, family, and his career Being a comedian though, he also does some standup comedy, impressions, and pokes fun at aging I enjoyed listening to the audiobook I don t think I would have enjoyed the book as much What impressed me most of all was Billy s love for his family It really comes through in the book Favorite quoteDo something special on your birthday Whatever you do, celebrate the fact that you re here and people love you and you love them We only do this once I think Billy could read me the phone book and I would sit in my chair and be totally enthralled.I loved his story and the way he told it He made me laugh and cry and made me feel honored to be able to listen to him tell his story about his family and friends Billy, I hope you go on living, laughing and loving for a long, long time to come. I thoroughly enjoyed this.This audiobook was waiting in my Overdrive wishlist for aaaaages. Every time I scrolled through to see what I wanted to listen to next, I wondered if I even liked Billy Crystal enough to bother In fact, I almost deleted it I mean, sure I ve seen Princess Bride, City Slickers and Throw Mama From the Train, but did I really want to listen to 8 hours of Billy Crystal As it turns out, yes.I enjoy biographies, autobiographies and memoirs This one is now, by far, my favourite I laughed a lot , I cried a bit , I wanted to do something special on my birthday, I reflected on my own life I was inspired to be fun as a parent and just a better person all around I can understand that not everyone might like this There were a few jokes that didn t do much for me, but they were few He uses the f word, but I happen to be fond of that word He talks about the body and how it changes I thought it was hilarious I ve heard jokes on that plenty of times, yet I never laughed as much or at all He is a huge baseball fan and I don t care for any sports, yet the baseball talk didn t bother me in the slightest I actually think I might kind of like it now Well okay, maybe not But, still His love for it was so pure and so sweet His Conservative chapter was pure gold I m SO glad I listened to this, and I HIGHLY recommend it although there s no way the book could compare to the audiobook Audiobook all the way Just started and have already fallen into a couple of fits of hysterical laughter So crass but so funny.