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

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

ISBN: 0805098208

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

Author: Billy Crystal

KDL Description:

BIOGRAPHY CRYSTAL

I Listened to Billy Crystal read his own memoir – Still Foolin’ ‘Em, and laughed out loud several times. He is exactly as he appears: a nice, funny man. I am not usually a reader of Hollywood biographies, and liked that he didn’t trash anyone, nor did he kiss and tell. Major points for saying nothing but nice things about his one and only wife that he met and married before he got famous. Not a deep read. I recommend a listen.
—Penni at KDL’s Service Center

Amazon Description:

Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career

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. 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, 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 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.