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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the "wild and crazy guy" with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation's most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin's creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it's like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don't know what you're going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That's the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don't censor yourself―just remember you can always throw it away that's when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin's writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin's development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

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9781628461138 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 18, 2014, cover price $85.00

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9781628461251 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business.

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9781439150108 | Simon & Schuster, February 23, 2010, cover price $25.00

Miscellaneous:

9781439155271 | Simon Spotlight Entertainment, December 31, 2030, cover price $25.00

Hardcover Biography

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9780743246583 | Simon & Schuster, January 12, 2010, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Hardcover Biography

Miscellaneous:

9781439170168 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $30.00

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9781400145744 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, January 25, 2010), cover price $109.99 | About this edition: Famously a playboy, Warren Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781483029184 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 4, 2014), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: 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.

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By Zachary Ingle (editor)

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9781617032714 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 13, 2012, cover price $65.00

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9781617032721 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 9, 2012, cover price $25.00

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9780711235397 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, November 1, 2017, cover price $55.00

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9781439159682 | Scribner, January 1, 2017, cover price $24.99

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9780140714074, titled "The First Part of King Henry the Fourth" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 1957), cover price $4.95 | also contains The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

Miscellaneous:

9781439171073 | Simon Spotlight Entertainment, May 11, 2010, cover price $24.99

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Product Description: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star...read more
By Flea

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9781455530533 | Grand Central Pub, October 17, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

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9781478912903 | Unabridged edition (Grand Central Pub, October 17, 2017), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR's "Favorite Books of 2019"The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

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Presents an illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to 'King Kong', together with Peter Jackson's personal account of his six-year quest to film 'The Lord of the Rings'. This work tells the inside story of how a New Zealander became Hollywood's hottest property.

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9780007175581 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, November 1, 2006, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Presents an illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to 'King Kong', together with Peter Jackson's personal account of his six-year quest to film 'The Lord of the Rings'.

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9780007440726, titled "Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey" | Harper Entertainment, May 10, 2017, cover price $18.99

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9780993181399 | Har/dvd edition (Upfront Entertainment, March 1, 2017), cover price $45.00

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9780062114044 | Harperone, April 8, 2014, cover price $28.99

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9780062114051 | Harperone, July 26, 2016, cover price $17.99

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9780812998405 | Random House Inc, February 9, 2016, cover price $30.00

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9780812987935 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $18.00

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9781250057235 | Flatiron Books, February 16, 2016, cover price $27.99

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9781250057259 | Flatiron Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $17.99 | also contains Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir

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By Randy L. Schmidt (other contributor)

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9781613735831 | Chicago Review Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $30.00

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A step-by-step guide for parents covering every period of their daughter's development from birth through early school years includes information on creating a 'non-sexist' environment, fostering independence, and dealing with moodiness. Reprint.
By Peter Tonguette (editor)

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9781628461848 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2015, cover price $50.00

Paperback:

9781496809643 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017), cover price $25.00
9780345386786, titled "The Little Girl Book: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Daughter Today" | Reprint edition (Ballantine Books, April 1, 1996), cover price $5.99 | also contains The Little Girl Book: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Daughter Today | About this edition: A step-by-step guide for parents covering every period of their daughter's development from birth through early school years includes information on creating a 'non-sexist' environment, fostering independence, and dealing with moodiness.

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By Robert Ribera (editor)

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9781496809230 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017), cover price $85.00

Paperback:

9781496809476 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017), cover price $25.00

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By Julie Levinson (editor)

Hardcover:

9781628461091 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 7, 2014), cover price $50.00

Paperback:

9781496810519 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017), cover price $25.00

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Hardcover:

9781628466973 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, May 20, 2015, cover price $55.00

Paperback:

9781496809728 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017), cover price $30.00

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Hardcover:

9780306824814 | Da Capo Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $26.99

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Hardcover:

9780316382960 | Hachette Books, February 23, 2016, cover price $28.00

Paperback:

9780316382953 | Hachette Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $16.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478910909 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 23, 2016), cover price $40.00

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Documents the case in which dancer Maud Allan brought action against a right-wing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance of Wilde's Salome

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9781559704236 | Arcade Pub, April 1, 1998, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the case in which dancer Maud Allan brought action against a right-wing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance of Wilde's Salome

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9781628726954 | Arcade Pub, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99
9781559704724 | Arcade Pub, May 7, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Documents the case in which dancer Maud Allan brought action against a right-wing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance of Wilde's Salome

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