In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away." From Disneyland to Saturday Night Live, Martin illuminates the sacrifice, discipline, and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day. To be this good, to perform so frequently, was isolating and lonely. It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister, and he tells that story with great tenderness.
How to create Joy & Passon in your Workplace and Career! Drawing on his own experience and the success stories of others, Veeck shows how fun, creativity and passion can bring out the best in an organization and an individual. The Fun Is Good philosophy of effective team building applies to everyone, whether you're the CEO or lower on the totem pole. You'll see how laughter & fun can be the key to making a floundering business profitable and jump starting a stalled career.
The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys! You really like this guy, but he’s giving mixed messages. So, you make excuses, decide he’s confused, afraid of commitment. This audio educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. You deserve a man who truly loves you and not one that you must must constantly make excuses for. Provocative, hilarious, and liberating, this audio can help you figure him out.
Pride and Prejudice' is one of the best loved and most intimately known of Jane Austen's novels. Her sense of romance, comedy, and satire, combined with insightful commentary on the dignity and foibles of human character, makes this an enduring classic of English literature.
Hilariously funny and intelligent in skewering the topic at hand, these segments feature Martin at his finest. Pure Drivel will have listeners crying with laughter, and marveling at the fact that in addition to all of his many talents, Steve Martin is also a superb writer. In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of The New Yorker magazine already know: that Martin is a master of the written word.
"I've been a questioner all my life..." So begins bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, as she invites readers to join her on the most powerful, provocative journey of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly established herself as a fearless, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, as she confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects on the greater understanding of her own place in the universe.
Filled with her trademark wit and candor, this is a fascinating, inspiring book that will delight and captivate Shirley's legions of fans and fellow travelers everywhere.
Mirabelle is the young "shopgirl," beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..."
When she captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age, they tentatively embark on a relationship, they struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.