Born standing up: a comic's life

Book Cover
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
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."Emmy and Grammy Award winner, author of the acclaimedNew York TimesbestsellersShopgirlandThe Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor toThe New Yorker, Martin has always been awriter. His memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and beautifully written.At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland, selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park. In the decade that followed, he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knott's Berry Farm, performing his first magic/comedy act a dozen times a week. The story of these years, during which he practiced and honed his craft, is moving and revelatory. The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes.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. Martin also paints a portrait of his times -- the era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam, the heady irreverence ofThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hourin the late sixties, and the transformative new voice ofSaturday Night Livein the seventies.Throughout the text, Martin has placed photographs, many never seen before.Born Standing Upis a superb testament to the sheer tenacity, focus, and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDd8facf34-c00e-e5d5-4b96-b01b03074a1f
Grouping Titleborn standing up a comics life
Grouping Authormartin steve
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-17 16:45:58PM
Last Indexed2020-01-20 03:31:22AM

Solr Details

authorMartin, Steve, 1945-
author_displayMartin, Steve
available_at_cmcBuena Vista Public Library
CMC Quigley
CMC Steamboat Campus
EVLD Avon Public Library
GCP Glenwood Branch
SSCL Bud Werner Library
Salida Regional Library
Vail Public Library
detailed_location_cmcCMC Quigley Library
CMC Steamboat Campus
display_descriptionThe author shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top.
format_category_cmcAudio Books
format_cmcAudio CD
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b28830295.i54739007GCP Parachute Non FictionBIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgcpnf
ils:.b28830295.i12130095xLake County Non Fiction792.028 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelflcanf
ils:.b60117631.i127218324MRLD Montrose Large PrintMartin1falsefalseOn Shelfmrllp
ils:.b27465500.i50531578MCPLD Central Audio-Vis.CD Biography MARTIN Steve1falsefalseOn Shelfmpmav
ils:.b27465500.i86613091Buena Vista Audio Book CD NFAUDIO CD BIO Mar1falsefalseOn Shelfbvacn
ils:.b27465500.i67236893SRL Adult Book CDAUDIO CD BIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfsrbc
ils:.b27465500.i50512663Basalt AudioBKCD 792.7 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfbaau
ils:.b27465500.i57645140Pitkin Non-Print CollectionBKCD 792.7 M3831falsefalseOn Shelfpcnp
ils:.b27465500.i50478084Vail Public Library Audio BooksCD 792.7 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfvlaud
ils:.b27465500.i51006698GCP Glenwd MediaBCD BIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgcgme
ils:.b27465500.i50516930GRC Fraser Adult AudioAUDIO 792.7 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgrfma
ils:.b27497677.i80843608RLD Woodland Park Adult Non-FictionB Mar1falsefalseOn Shelfrlwan
ils:.b27497677.i51289829MCPLD Clifton AdultBiography MARTIN Steve1falsefalseDue Feb 6, 2020mpca
ils:.b27497677.i51017295GRC Juniper Non-FictionAB MARTIN, S1falsefalseOn Shelfgrjan
ils:.b27497677.i50537386Basalt Non Fiction92 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfbanf
ils:.b27497677.i5059820xSSCL Bud BiographyB MARTIN1falsefalseOn Shelfssbbi
ils:.b27497677.i55331063SD51 Fruita High SchoolB MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfmvfh
ils:.b27497677.i50829397GRC Fraser Non-FictionAB MARTIN, S1falsefalseOn Shelfgrfan
ils:.b27497677.i5063396xGCP Glenwd Non FictionBIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgcgnf
ils:.b27497677.i50751955Summit-Frisco BiographyB MAR1falsefalseDue Feb 7, 2020sufb
ils:.b27497677.i53542411CMU Main Books 3rd FloorPN2287.M522 A3 20071falsefalseOn Shelfculmb
ils:.b27497677.i50485222TELL WPL BiographyB MARTIN1falsefalseOn Shelftlwb
ils:.b27497677.i50755304Vail Public Library Non Fic & Classics792.7 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfvlnf
ils:.b27497677.i51045357GRC Granby Non-FictionBIO MARTIN, S1falsefalseOn Shelfgrgan
ils:.b27497677.i50556964Pitkin County Library792.7028 M3831falsefalseOn Shelfpc
ils:.b27497677.i127177772MRLD Montrose BiographyMartin1falsefalseOn Shelfmrlab
ils:.b27497677.i50833340EVLD Avon Public Library921 MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfeva
ils:.b27497677.i50751967Summit-Silver BiographyB MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfsusb
ils:.b27497677.i50794334GCP Carbon Non FictionBIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgccnf
ils:.b27497677.i5067173xCMC Quigley LibraryPN2287.M522 A3 20071falsefalseOn Shelfcmg
ils:.b27497677.i51369059CMC Steamboat CampusPN 2287 .M522 A3 20071falsefalseOn Shelfcms
ils:.b27497677.i123043128Bemis BiographyB MARTIN, S MARTIN, S1falsefalseOn Shelfbebio
ils:.b27497677.i94389846Fort Lewis General Collection (2nd floor)PN2287.M522 A3 20071falsefalseOn Shelfflgmn
ils:.b27479341.i53425297TELL WPL Audio BookCDBK B MAR1falsefalseOn Shelftlwmc
ils:.b27479341.i50851007Summit-Frisco AudioCDBK B MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfsufma
ils:.b27479341.i50966832GCP Glenwd MediaBCD BIO MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfgcgme
ils:.b27479341.i123034759Bemis MediaCDBOOK B MARTIN, S MARTIN, S1falsefalseDue Feb 7, 2020bemed
ils:.b27479341.i50851019Summit-Silver AudioCDBK B MAR1falsefalseOn Shelfsusma
ils:.b27479341.i74692811EPL Compact Disc RecordingB MARTIN, STEVE1falsefalseOn Shelfepcd
itype_cmcAdult Biography
Adult CD Non Fiction
Adult book
Adult non-fiction
Book on CD
Juvenile Biography
Young Adult CD Fiction
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_cmcPN 2287 .M522 A3 2007
PN2287.M522 A3 2007
owning_library_cmcColorado Mountain College
owning_location_cmcBuena Vista Public Library
CMC Quigley
CMC Steamboat Campus
EVLD Avon Public Library
GCP Glenwood Branch
SSCL Bud Werner Library
Salida Regional Library
Vail Public Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b28830295BookBooks1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.EnglishScribner, 2008, c2007.208 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ils:.b60117631Large PrintBooksEnglishThorndike Press, 2007.243 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ils:.b27465500Audio CDAudio BooksEnglishRecorded Books, [2007]4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b27497677BookBooks1st Scribner hardcover ed.EnglishScribner, 2007.209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ils:.b27479341Audio CDAudio BooksUnabridged ed.EnglishSimon & Schuster, [2007]4 audio discs (4 hr. 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b28830295.i54739007On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b28830295.i12130095xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i50531578On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i86613091On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i67236893On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i50512663On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i57645140On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i50478084On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i51006698On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27465500.i50516930On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i80843608On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i51289829Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i51017295On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50537386On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i5059820xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50829397On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i5063396xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50751955Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i53542411On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50485222On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50755304On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i51045357On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50556964On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50833340On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50751967On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i50794334On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27497677.i5067173xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue64, 65, 61, 62, 63
ils:.b27497677.i51369059On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue64, 65, 61, 62, 63
ils:.b27497677.i123043128On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27479341.i53425297On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27479341.i50851007On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27479341.i50966832On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27479341.i123034759Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27479341.i74692811On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography
Large type books
Martin, Steve, -- 1945-
Recommended reading for college bound students -- Mesa Valley County School District #51
Sound recordings
title_displayBorn standing up : a comic's life
title_fullBorn standing up : a comic's life / Steve Martin
Born standing up [large print] : a comic's life / Steve Martin
Born standing up [sound recording] : a comic's life / by Steve Martin
title_shortBorn standing up
title_suba comic's life
Martin, Steve