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I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend
By David Kamp (contributor) and Martin Short
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date July 21, 2015
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062309549
ISBN-10 0062309544
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
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In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the "comedian's comedian."

Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live, and from memorable roles in such movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride to Broadway stardom in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me.

He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters, among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick. Throughout, Short freely shares the spotlight with friends, colleagues, and collaborators, among them Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Gilda Radner, Mel Brooks, Nora Ephron, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Shaffer, and David Letterman.

But there is another side to Short's life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.

In the grand tradition of comedy legends, Martin Short offers a show-business memoir densely populated with boldface names and rife with retellable tales: a hugely entertaining yet surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing—and crying—from the first page to the last.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780062309525 Book cover for 9780062368843
 
With David Kamp (other contributor) | from Harpercollins (November 4, 2014)
9780062309525 | details & prices | 320 pages | 9.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $26.99
About: In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.
from Harpercollins (November 4, 2014)
9780062368843 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $26.99
About: In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780062309549 Book cover for 9780442004750
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With David Kamp (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (July 21, 2015)
9780062309549 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the "comedian's comedian.
With Edward Cannon | from Van Nostrand Reinhold (June 1, 1993); titled "Edi Guide: A Step by Step Approach"
9780442004750 | details & prices | 7.75 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $36.95
This edition also contains Edi Guide: A Step by Step Approach
About: A thorough and up-to-the-minute introduction to Electronic Data Interchange.
With Christine Flynn | from Harlequin Books (August 1, 1985); titled "Remember the Dreams"
9780373092543 | details & prices | List price $2.50
This edition also contains Remember the Dreams
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781483029191
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (November 4, 2014)
9781483029191 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $39.99
About: [*Read by the author - Martin Short] In this engaging memoir, written with heart, wisdom, and a huge helping of hilarity, Martin Short shares stories of his life, revealing how a Canadian kid obsessed with American show business became the ''comedian's comedian'' (Vanity Fair).

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