A Wealth Of Pigeons A Cartoon Collection - [PDF] Full eBook Download

Born Standing Up

Author :

ISBN10 : 9781416569749

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1141

GET BOOK

Book Summary: The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly. In the mid-seventies, 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 acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Martin has always been a writer. 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 of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties, and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies. Throughout the text, Martin has placed photographs, many never seen before. Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity, focus, and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time.

Shopgirl

Author : Steve Martin

ISBN10 : 0786871644

Publisher : Hachette Books

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 773

GET BOOK

Book Summary: One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore . . ." Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible. Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

The Pleasure of My Company

Author : Steve Martin

ISBN10 : 1401398804

Publisher : Hachette Books

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 670

GET BOOK

Book Summary: From the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place. Daniel resides in his Santa Monica apartment, living much of his life as a bystander: He watches from his window as the world goes by, and his only relationships seem to be with people who barely know he exists. He passes the time idly filling out contest applications, counting ceiling tiles, and estimating the wattage of light bulbs. It is through Daniel's growing attachment to Clarissa, and to Teddy, that he finally gains the courage to begin to engage the world outside, and in doing so, he discovers love, and life, in the most surprising places. Filled with his trademark humor, tenderness, and out and out hilarious wordplay, The Pleasure of My Company is a tour de force sure to delight all of Steve Martin's fans.

Late for School

Author : Steve Martin

ISBN10 : 044657466X

Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 808

GET BOOK

Book Summary: Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read again and again.

An Object of Beauty

Author : Steve Martin

ISBN10 : 0446573663

Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1410

GET BOOK

Book Summary: Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.

Book Binding and Mending Made Easy, Designed for the Instruction of All School Children

Author : Erwin W. Frick

ISBN10 : 1329951182

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Viewed : 1436

GET BOOK

Book Summary: This is a reproduction of a book published in 1922. The book may have occasional imperfections such as poor pictures. But despite this it must be republished as it is culturally important. CONTENTS: TEACHING ELEMENTARY BINDING THE REPAIR OF SCHOOL BOOKS HOW TO OPEN A NEW BOOK BOOK REPAIRING NEW BACKS TO BOOKS COVER MAKING FIRST STEP IN COVER MAKING TO PREPARE YOUR BOOK FOR COVER THE CARE OF BOOKS LABELING BOOKS SEWING BOOKS BINDERS' BOARDS GLUE AND PASTE PROPER USE OF TAPES STAPLES BINDER’S CLOTH AND IMITATION LEATHER TOOLS AND SUPPLIES ORIGIN OF THE BOOK TECHNICAL TERMS IN BINDING

Doug Pratt's DVD

Author : Douglas Pratt

ISBN10 : 1932916016

Publisher : UNET 2 Corporation

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 513

GET BOOK

Book Summary: Doug Pratt is the leading reviewer of DVDs, a contributor to Rolling Stone, and editor and publisher of The DVD-Laserdisc Newsletter. Choice says, "Pratt's writing is amusing, comprehensive and informative." Rolling Stone calls this two-volume set, "the gold standard on all things DVD." The set is unique in giving space to non-feature-film DVDs, the fastest growing area of the market. Not just a reference book, it's also good reading.