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

By Billy Crystal
Read by Billy Crystal

8.02 Hours 09/10/2013 unabridged
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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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Summary

Summary

Audie Award Winner

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A 2013 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, September 2013

Winner of Audie Award Winner, 2014

Winner of Audie Audiobook of the Year Winner, 2014

Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2013

Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2013

Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2014

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

And if you like the book, you'll love the audio. Seven chapters were recorded live by Crystal at an NYU fundraiser. Not many books come with their own laugh tracks. USA Today
If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of Billy Crystal's memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is drive-off-the-road hilarious. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
As is the case with many comedians' memoirs, hearing Crystal's wisecracks about aging in Hollywood is better than reading them. Entertainment Weekly
The audiobook is read by Crystal himself, and feels like listening to a hilarious friend’s stories. Ladies’ Home Journal
Crystal tells all in this bravura performance: authentic, heartfelt, and filled with irresistible humor, nostalgia, and insights. Booklist
Filled with hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging, Still Foolin' 'Em, the Grammy-nominated memoir by one of America's favorite comedians, outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing older. This 2014 Audie Audiobook of the Year is read by Billy Crystal himself, with his trademark wit and heart. PopSugar.com
Billy Crystal makes a great commute-buddy. Los Angeles Magazine
Laugh-out-loud funny. The live sets are well produced with sound quality as good as in any other chapter. Christian Science Monitor
At 65, Billy Crystal is a master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of Still Foolin' ‘Em. A fine actor and nine-time Oscar host, Crystal knows exactly how to deliver his artful blend of touching memoir and rueful riffs on the indignities of aging. Several chapters were recorded before a live audience, giving him the opportunity to exchange banter and charm a crowd – as he no doubt will many listeners…In both modes, however, he proves himself accomplished, nuanced, and – best of all – very funny. AudioFile Magazine
“Billy Crystal's new memoir is everything you'd expect from this acclaimed actor, writer, producer, film director and world-class comedian. Though the book is a great read, this audio version, performed by Crystal himself, is even better. His timing is perfect, he laughs, ad-libs a little and even chokes up as he talks about how much his wife of 43 years means to him…But be careful! Listening while driving, treading on a treadmill or stirring up a stir-fry could be hazardous to life and limb – this is unredacted, laugh-out-loud humor, Billy Crystal at his bravura best. BookPage
“A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades. Tender moments abound, too, as the reader winds his way through Billy’s long varied career.” Steve Martin
“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
“Part memoir, part stand-up routine, he offers ‘a road map’ for the indignities of aging—everything from memory loss to insomnia to a chapter called ‘Buying the Plot.’ And in a treat for audiobook fans, Crystal reads his observations from the book.” Star-Telegraph
“If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of Billy Crystal’s memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is drive-off-the-road hilarious.” Publishers Weekly
“Billy Crystal is a master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of Still Foolin’ ‘Em. A fine actor and nine-time Oscar host, Crystal knows exactly how to deliver his artful blend of touching memoir and rueful riffs on the indignities of aging. Several chapters were recorded before a live audience, giving him the opportunity to exchange banter and charm a crowd—as he no doubt will many listeners…He proves himself accomplished, nuanced, and—best of all—very funny.” AudioFile
“He shares his classic impersonations of Muhammed Ali, Sammy Davis Jr., and others, and his great acting and comedic timing take this audiobook to a level that print alone just can’t match. Crystal is hilarious, but what really stands out is not just his funny bone but his big heart. This book should be listened to in order to be truly appreciated.” Library Journal
“Massively laugh-out-loud funny…Hollywood memoirs don’t come much more entertaining than this one.” Booklist (starred review)
“Crystal’s wit and writing remain sharp, as do his reflections on the more disappointing moments of his career…A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal’s legions of fans.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Laurie 9/13/2017
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It made me laugh, it made me cry....

Billy Crystal narrates this audio book and what a great book it is. Totally worth it. Guaranteed you will like it.
by Holly 9/13/2017
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Good ol' Billy Crystal

I’ve always loved Billy Crystal, so I was excited to see this book come out. I think he’s hilarious and was interested in knowing more about him and his career. This book has plenty of such information. Some of the bits are funny little anecdotes, but a lot of this book is him going through his whole history, how he got into the acting game, his struggles, his successes, his connection with Muhammad Ali, etc. Some parts are laugh out loud funny, others are just interesting. Only a few parts dragged for me, so overall this was a very enjoyable listening experience. I was also glad Mr. Crystal made the choice to read his own work. I don’t think any other narrator would have done it justice. He’s got great comedic timing, and some parts of the book are actually recordings from when he was in front of a live audience, so that’s a point in favor of the audio over the print version.

Author

Author Bio: Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal has starred in dozens of hit films, among them When Harry Met SallyCity SlickersThe Princess Bride, and Analyze This. He is the author of the Tony award-winning play 700 Sundays, about his relationship with his late father, which was later adapted into a book. Crystal was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has hosted the Academy Awards numerous times. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 8.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English