Monday, February 24, 2014

Funny Man

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

We all know Billy Crystal the comedian. The one who made great movies like When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers.  But did you also know that he is a Tony Award Winner, good friend of Muhammad Ali's, and even once played for the New York Yankees?  Well...technically it was spring training, but he was officially on their roster. In addition to all that, he is also a very talented writer. In Still Foolin' 'Em, Crystal chronicles his extraordinary life, from his youth in Long Beach, NY to his days on SNL, to the birth of his grandchildren as he nears his sixty-fifth birthday.  

While reliving each decade of his life, Crystal realizes aging isn't for the faint at heart.  But as he notes, there's always a silver lining (and not just from the satin in the coffin.) Crystal's humor flourishes in his anti-aging antidotes for those baby boomers out there who are just starting to go over the hill with him.  Chapter's like "Five Stages of Forgetting Things" and "Can't Take it with You" are laugh out loud funny because in your heart you know you've experienced those same situations and conversations.  In short, Crystal is an extraordinary man who's led a very extraordinary life. And with a few more years left in the tank, he continues to keep foolin' us.

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Review by Jennifer Green

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