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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Billy Crystal

Narrated By: Billy Crystal

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: September 2013

Duration: 8 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

Nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the Spoken Word category!
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians, now that he's 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.
Billy Crystal is 65, 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 77 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, and 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. Listeners 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 more 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.
Still Foolin' 'Em includes a portion recorded in front of a live studio audience.

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  • Mike Robbyns

    Always been a fan and after having Billy himself read to me these great stories of his life, I am thankful and am even bigger fan now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mary M

    I've always loved Billy Crystal so I knew this would be a great book to listen to. I'm amazed at all of the things he comes up with. What a wonderful, funny life he's led! Great audiobook!

  • claudio trevisan

    This was my first audiobook and my first Billy Cystal book. I really enjoyed the experience and wanted the story to continue for a few more days!! My only small gripe is that there was too much "name dropping" for my liking. Looking forward to his next book.

  • William Kampe

    I loved the way he wove the entire book together. He infused the threads of his stories from the beginning to end with a love of life, his fellow human beings, and his incredible resilience in the tough spots. His narration reflects his work ethic and drive to hone his skills throughout his life. He delivers here with an amazing performance possible. It's an inspiration.

  • Wendy Clark

    Loved every word. Billy is a beautiful story teller and I was sorry when the book ended. He had a remarkable life, with more life to come. Next book? I'll be waiting!

  • Kim schlegel

    This made me love Billy Crystal even more! He was fantastic and his life is fascinating. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this!

  • Barbara Wilbur

    Starts out good and becomes great as it goes along. Fascinating stories, great impressions, and great insight into his family relationships. There are touching moments and sad moments, so keep tissues nearby. I agree with another reviewer who said that it would be improved without all the F bombs. In fairness it was sometimes used in quoting someone else and was effective in telling you what kind of person they were. But many other throw-away uses as well.

  • Mel P

    I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed hearing his stories. I like hearing what helps make a person who they are, at least the version of the person that we know.

  • Elin Peiser

    The book was very entertaining.

  • Alison Fleming

    Fantastic! The best audio book I have ever listened to. Didn't want it to end. What a decent man who also happens to be a pretty amazing story teller!

Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

by Billy Crystal

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