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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    usually i like steve martin's stuff a lot but was very disappoin

    usually i like steve martin's stuff a lot but was very disappointed when i listened to this book particularly since it had gotten such a high rating.. I did not think that it was that funny. I was in a hurry and i did not realize that they had the first two chapters here. big mistake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2002

    Pure Drivel is Purely Hilarious!

    Okay, I'm sure you all are thinking... What is this book about?? Is this another lame stand-up book written by a comedian whose star shined brightest five years ago? No! Well, not really. This book is simply exactly what the title says, 'pure drivel.' You think, in reading some of the chapters, 'Oh now I see what the point of this book is...' But the great thing is, there IS no point! It's simply a book to sit back to in the dusky afternoon with a cool drink and read, simply to get a much needed lazy laugh. Even just skimming the titles of the chapters you will be forced into a gentle chuckle with names such as, 'Mars Probe Finds Kittens,' 'Times Roman Font Announces Shortage of Periods,' and 'Michael Jackson's Old Face.' I highly, and with a delightful smirk, recommend this book for anyone looking for a cheap laugh and a quirky anecdote. This book doesn't fall short of any expectations, it lands right on target with a charming mix of classic Martin wit and pure-as-the-morning-snow drivel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 1999

    Steve Martin has struck again!

    This is the funniest book i have ever read. I would be reading this book in the middle of class and all of a sudden i would be laughing really hard! if you like steven martin you will like this book.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

    Classic Steven Martin

    Exactly as the title suggests this book is pure drivel; but drivel that will give you a good smirk or an out-right snort-giggle even on your worst day when you have declared to the rest of the world that you will never smile again. Only Steve Martin could get away with writing this and making money on it - Bravo, Steve!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

    pure shnivel

    Great stuff that'll get a laugh even out of the painfully serious. The 50-year-old Lolita even thinks it's funny. A few quotes. 'But this guy was no ordinary guy, he was a red guy.' 'Think what you think, and stultify what you perambulate.' '48. Windows for Dummies. 49. Windows for Idiots. 50. Windows for the Subhuman.' This is hilarious stuff that just about everyone will get a kick out of...er, this?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2004

    Pure Martin

    'Pure Drivel,' in my estimation, is not as strong as Martin's earlier collection of short stories, 'Cruel Shoes.' Still, it's pure Martin, is packed with amusing moments and shouldn't be missed by anyone who appreciates his humor. Personal favorites include 'The 100 Greatest Books Ever Read,' 'Lolita at 50,' 'Closure' and 'A Word from the Words.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    Purely funny

    Steve Martin is hilarious, and this book is a must!.....well, not MUST must, but definately a must read, but......just buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    If his name wasn't Steve Martin...

    The title is misleading. It should be 'Mostly Pure Drivel.' Steve Martin starts off strong. The first half-dozen or so pieces are laugh-out-loud brilliant. Then, as though he had run out of ideas but had a publication deadline to meet, he slides into humor so forced and abstract as to be not only unfunny but incomprehensible. If most of these pieces first appeared in The New Yorker, I am disappointed at the magazine's lowering its standards. I suspect that had the material been written by an unknown, someone other than Steve Martin, it might have been returned by publishers with letters of encouragement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    FUNNIEST BOOK EVER

    every story in this book made me laugh out loud. I've never read any book quite as funny as this. I think everyone should read it

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