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Still Foolin' Em

Narrated by: Billy Crystal
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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"A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades." (Steve Martin) "This book is kick-ass funny and truly unique. A Hollywood autobiography with only one wife, no rehab, a loving family and loyal friends." (Robin Williams) "Billy Crystal is a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book because now I don't have to and I'll still have something personal to give everyone at Christmas." (Bette Midler)

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In this book, Billy Crystal, currently starring in the new TV show The Comedians as an aging comic, gives a hilarious and heartfelt account of what it's really like to get older. Billy Crystal is turning 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. 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 to 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, 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.

©2015 Billy Crystal (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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outstanding.

funny, sad, real. a great life story. perfect. wanted this for a long time & it did not disappoint. thank you billy crystal.

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Great book

Wonderful book great read and look at life as we get older. "You look marvellous "

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Very amusing, sometimes poignant but occasionally a little too much on the Ali worship

This is a very enjoyable audiobook from one of America’s finest comedians. It charts Crystal’s upbringing in a Jewish New York family to how his stand up and acting career gathers momentum, all the way to him turning 65 and reflecting on his own posterity. Throughout are weaved amusing anecdotes about his career (the Orson Welles joke is brutal!), his family life and his thought on getting older.

Undoubtedly the funniest moments are when he’s performing live and riffing. There are also some very tender moments when he talks about his loved ones, particularly towards the end.

The only criticism would be what feels like an obsession with Mohammed Ali and Micky Mantle. I realise they are heros of Crystal but it does get a little tiresome hearing about them after a while.

A highly enjoyable listen nonetheless.

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Marvellous

Loved every minute of it. It made me laugh and made my cry. I really enjoyed the inclusion of the performances of the book in front of an audience. Sorry it had to end.

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really funni .. amazing story of amazing man

funni. hilarious. sad and thought provoking. his views make sense and his life is one of dreams. .
As a friend of Muhammed Ali.. to name one..
he has been there.. Sammy Davis junior... again to name another.
found it a real great story and read by a voice I grew up with .. from soap. city slickers and many others xxx
This book is one you will enjoy

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Have fun storming the castle!

A fantastic insight into an amazing man who has made us laugh and cry for years and years! Heartfelt and open great listen!