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ISBN13: 9780786885053
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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.

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"The tone ranges from parody to irony to just plain silliness....it's humor raised to the level of abstraction." The New York Times Book Review

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From a wildly imaginative meditation on who Lolita would be at age 50 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 is both hilariously funny and intelligent in its skewering of the topic at hand.

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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:
9780786885053
Author:
Martin, Steve
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
FS-113-99
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "The tone ranges from parody to irony to just plain silliness....it's humor raised to the level of abstraction."
"Synopsis" by , From a wildly imaginative meditation on who Lolita would be at age 50 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 is both hilariously funny and intelligent in its skewering of the topic at hand.
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