A Memoir That Humanizes Comedians And Offers Profound Bits Of Wisdom

What’s great about Steve Martin’s memoir is that it’s as funny as it is sad and real. This isn’t a whitewashed depiction of a comic’s life; rather, it’s rife with revealing details about Steve Martin, such as his knack for playing the banjo as well as his unparalleled perspective on life. Among the many bits of wisdom Martin imparts is his take on perseverance, which he considers to be a great substitute for talent—a rather refreshing sentiment from such a successful comic.