The Resource Still foolin' 'em : where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?, Billy Crystal

Still foolin' 'em : where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?, Billy Crystal

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Still foolin' 'em : where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?
Title
Still foolin' 'em
Title remainder
where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?
Statement of responsibility
Billy Crystal
Title variation
Still fooling them
Title variation remainder
where Ive been, where Im going, and where the hell are my keys?
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Billy Crystal is turning 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, 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. Readers 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"--
Summary
Nearing age 65, Billy Crystals acknowledges his accomplishments -- hosting major award shows, appearances on TV series like Soap and Saturday Night Live, and roles in blockbusters like When Harry Met Sally, and more -- with all the wry and quirky charm for which he is famed. Fans will find that Crystal still sparkles as he shares private disappointments along with details of those public successes, and fellow baby boomers will relate to Crystal's humorously catalog of the indignities of aging. - Description by Shauna Griffin
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10217174
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Crystal, Billy
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C686
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Crystal, Billy
  • Comedians
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
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where I've been, where I'm going, and where the hell are my keys?
Label
Still foolin' 'em : where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?, Billy Crystal
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn760974889
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780805098204
Lccn
2013012238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760974889
Label
Still foolin' 'em : where i've been, where i'm going, and where the hell are my keys?, Billy Crystal
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn760974889
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780805098204
Lccn
2013012238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760974889

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