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

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Macmillan, Sep 10, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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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.

  

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

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I've loved Billy Crystal since his Fernando Lamas days. I loved him when he was Harry and I loved him as DeNiro's shrink. Although we cheer for each other's rival baseball teams (he's a lifelong ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

Billy will always stand out to me as the simple funny guy. Sounds like the guy has had a decent life. Read full review

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Billy Crystal has starred in many hit films, among them When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The 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, and the children's book, I Already Know I Love You. Crystal was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, is a six time Emmy winner, and recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He has hosted the Academy Awards nine times. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Janice.

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