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ISBN13: 9780786864676
ISBN10: 0786864672
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Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: a seasoned actor, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright, and, of course, the ingenious comedian who turned King Tut into a national craze. In this widely praised collection of humourous riffs, Martin shows he is also a master of the written word. From a wildly imaginative meditation on who Lolita would be at age fifty to a send-up of the warning labels on medicine bottles, these pieces, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker, hilariously and intelligently skewer the topic at hand. Pure Drivel will have readers crying with laughter--and marveling that in addition to all of his many talents, Steve Martin is also a superb writer.

Synopsis:

From a re-imagining of the Schroedinger's Cat conundrum to a skit entitled "I Love Loosely", in which Lucy and Ricky Ricardo play the parts of Hillary and President Clinton, this collection by comic genius Steve Martin--some pieces of which have appeared in The New Yorker--is both hilariously funny and intelligent in its skewering of the topic at hand.

About the Author

Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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P.M. Bradshaw, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by P.M. Bradshaw)
Pure Drivel is the white-suited, stand-up comedian -- grown up. He’s a bit better with wordplay. He’s a bit smarter. He’s a bit funnier. If you liked the white-suited Steve Martin, pick this up. It’s in that vein, but (possibly) funnier.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786864676
Author:
Martin, Steve
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19991006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From a re-imagining of the Schroedinger's Cat conundrum to a skit entitled "I Love Loosely", in which Lucy and Ricky Ricardo play the parts of Hillary and President Clinton, this collection by comic genius Steve Martin--some pieces of which have appeared in The New Yorker--is both hilariously funny and intelligent in its skewering of the topic at hand.
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