Did anyone NOT receive Steve Martin’s book for Christmas?

I did, and it seems like everyone I talked to did. I’m a slow reader, but the fact that it’s a really quick read and I read things I’m interested in really fast made me finish it before my plane was flying over Denver. It’s really really wonderful, it’s kind of a minor miracle. I was always amazed that Steve Martin just one day turned his standup career off like a light switch and never talked about it again, as though it hadn’t happened.

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I did, and it seems like everyone I talked to did. I’m a slow reader, but the fact that it’s a really quick read and I read things I’m interested in really fast made me finish it before my plane was flying over Denver. It’s really really wonderful, it’s kind of a minor miracle. I was always amazed that Steve Martin just one day turned his standup career off like a light switch and never talked about it again, as though it hadn’t happened. Over the last few years, comedians who had gone on to be famous for other things, like Robin Williams and Jerry Seinfeld went back on the road to start doing standup again, but Steve has never done it and seemed to deny it’s existence, and here he is talking all about it. Without Steve Martin I wonder where I’d be in comedy, not that I’m anywhere in comedy. I was taken to The Jerk by my Uncle when I was seven and stole Dad 2.0’s Let’s Get Small cassette when I was ten. When I read the portions of Steve Martin’s book of him at the same age going to sleep to Nichols and May records I couldn’t help but think of doing the same thing with Let’s Get Small and when he talked about imitating other people’s stage acts to create his own timing, I couldn’t help but think of me at school imitating Steve Martin to classmates who definitely didn’t get it. It was a fun read, reminded me of why I am where I am. Not California, but life. Though I am, as I type this, not too far from where Steve lived in California.

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