I Must Say

I Must Say

My Life as Humble Comedy Legend

Book - 2014
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The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor and comic shares stories from his life that recount his early years with Saturday Night Live, the development of his numerous characters, his family life and his celebrity friendships.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062309525
Branch Call Number: Biography B Sho
Additional Contributors: Kamp, David - Author
Alternative Title: My life as humble comedy legend


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Mar 12, 2017

This is a terrific memoir of Short's rise in the entertainment industry. Funny, touching, fascinating, a pleasure to read.

Jun 22, 2016

As a long time Short fan I was not disappointed. A few laugh out loud anecdotes and good overview of his career.
Would recommend to any comedy fan.
A very fast and easy read.

Oct 03, 2015

I recommend that you get it in the audio version. It is great to hear the book and the songs and music that are included. A very good read.

Bijoy Arora
Sep 10, 2015

I really enjoyed reading this book and only have praises for it. I found that this autobiography was very interesting and touching in comparison to the ones I have read before. It kept me engaged and intrigued until the end. My favourite part in the book was when the author talks about his childhood and his dreams as a kid. I enjoyed reading about how famous actors, actresses and other celebrities acted as kids. I found that this book was full of laughs and I enjoyed the experience.

I was so happy when I learnt that Martin Short was a Canadian. I really liked how he added comedy at the right times to his book. Even though he added comedy, it did not appear to me that this book was a joke book. I loved the way he described Canada and how he would not have chosen comedy if it wasn’t for his Canadian heroes. The way the author tells his story made me feel like I was actually in the book with Martin. My favourite part of the book would have to be the introduction and making of the comic character that Martin uses. They were all so interesting and hilarious. It made me imagine the characters in real life. I found that the best character in his book was Ed Grimley just because of how unaware and unknowingly charming he was. I would have to give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars as I just could not keep this book down for even a second

May 19, 2015

Worth getting on audiobook if your library carries it. It's just so much better to hear him doing the voices and singing. Great stories about Hamilton Ontario where he grew up too.

Feb 15, 2015

I found this book poorly written, short on substance and long on name dropping. The only subject he really spent some time on was the death of his wife. The rest was just jumping from one short anecdote to the next.

Feb 10, 2015

Funny, touching, inspiring - well worth reading. What you see is what you get with Martin Short.


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