Still Foolin' 'Em

  • by Billy Crystal
  • Narrated by Billy Crystal
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award - Audiobook of the Year, 2014
Audie Award Winner, Narration by the Author or Authors, 2014
Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2014
Nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the Spoken Word category!
Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians, now that he's 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.
Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.
Still Foolin' 'Em includes a portion recorded in front of a live studio audience.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I've loved Billy since Soap

I've listened to this book maybe 40 times.

It still makes me laugh and even makes my eyes leak sometimes.

Don't ever stop Billy.

You are one heck of an inspirational guy.

I hope one day to 'kiss you twice' hehe
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- A. Arrowsmith

Simply very Billy Crystal

If you could sum up Still Foolin' 'Em in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, touching, engrossing

What other book might you compare Still Foolin' 'Em to, and why?

Nothing compares to this, he is genius...

Which character – as performed by Billy Crystal – was your favourite?

Has to be Magic Max

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Billy describes the worst part about death

Any additional comments?

An utterly captivating and thoroughly entertaining performance, made all that funnier by Billy himself delivering much of it in front of a live audience - absolute comedy gold, with a very personal and heart-warming feel to it. Loved it!

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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio