Born Standing Up

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847395848
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Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era.

The Everything Big Book Of Jokes

Author: Evan C Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440576971
Size: 22.83 MB
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Presents a collection of miscellaneous jokes, divided into such categories as marriage, politics, sports, health, animals, and everyday life.

Make Em Laugh American Humorists Of The 20th And 21st Centuries

Author: Zeke Jarvis
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829950
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This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy

The Humor Code

Author: Peter McGraw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665423
Size: 44.55 MB
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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

Designing Architecture

Author: Andrew Pressman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136331298
Size: 37.64 MB
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Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This compendium of individual wisdom and collective experience offers explicit guidance to students and young professionals on how to approach, analyze, and execute specific tasks; develop and refine a process to facilitate the best possible design projects; and create meaningful architectural form. Here the design process – from orchestrating client participation to finalizing schematic design – is explored and illuminated. The following material is presented to make the book a useful didactic tool for professional development: explicit strategies for doing design rather than simply reviewing principles and precedents creative ideas in approaching and framing problems in design terms specific methods to translate ideas to culturally significant, socially responsive, and environmentally sensitive buildings techniques to integrate all levels of cognition from analysis to epiphany counsel on developing a personalized process for engaging design projects case studies augment the text and chronicle fascinating applications of the design process. The essence of this book lies in an integrated and holistic approach to each unique project as well as fostering curiosity and exploration – a departure from algorithms, easy generalities, or a formula for design. Designing Architecture will inspire readers to elevate the quality of preliminary designs and unravel some of the mystery of creating the most beautiful, responsive, and responsible architectural design possible.

Wasp And Other Plays

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573603112
Size: 79.19 MB
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Late For School

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 044657466X
Size: 58.13 MB
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Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read again and again.

A Stab In The Dark

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 140922208X
Size: 62.26 MB
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My account of my time in the Territorial army

L A Story

Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802135124
Size: 80.17 MB
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