I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

by Martin Short

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ISBN-13: 9781467687218
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Martin Short is the author of Inside the Brotherhood: Explosive Secrets of the Freemasons and the creator of the documentary Crime, Inc.

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I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been a martin short fan for years & this book seals the deal Poignant and hilarious moved to tears then fits of laughter a whose who of comic genius from Sctv to SNL make it slam dunk Hard to put down and hated it to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book. It's especially meaninful if you are around 55 years old or so and remember the people he is reminiscing about. I've been a fan of his for years. Short is a funny, sort of corny guy, but seems sweet and genuine. Reading this book while convalescing, it was difficult not to laugh. It only only hurts when I laugh. There are dark moments in his life as well. A pretty good book, reccomended if you are a fan.
SparkleLA More than 1 year ago
Always had enjoyed his work as a comedian and now I have the utmost respect for him as a person. Granted this is a one-sided version of his life but I saw a warm person, well liked by many people. I cried many tears with him when he told the story of his wife's passing but laughed along at his many amusing anecdotes. Loved that he included so many other business personalities as well. Even when he had the right to tear into someone (Kathy Lee I am talking to you here) he handled it with grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read for anyone who is interested in learning more about the life of comedic actor Martin Short. He is a hilarious and unique comedian and this autobiography addresses all of the essential moments and events that helped create him and his characters.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly am a Martin Short fan. Never wanted the book to end. I laughed outwardly & inwardly through most of it. Martin Short, thank you for sharing your creativy, humor & humanity with us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Martin Short is an amazing comic actor. This book is filled with interesting tidbits from his life- from his early days dreaming of a career in the entertainment industry to becoming one of the top comics in the world. It is very well written and very interesting. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and funny memoir. Martin Short has a very healthy look at life, refreshing autobiography!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK, but if I had to it over I wouldn't buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and cried while reading this. He is a wonderful comedian and actor. Reading his life's journey, learning of his hardships and triumphs, while still having a hint of his humor has let me see one of my favorite entertainers in a whole new light.... And it's heartwarming.
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DianaH-Maine More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Martin Short’s autobiography, I MUST SAY: MY LIFE AS A HUMBLE COMEDY LEGEND. ‘I must say’ that I enjoyed it very much. We are close in age and my experiences growing up in midwestern Ohio was very much like his own in Hamilton, Ontario in the 1950s and 1960s. His anecdotes were hilarious and his writing style made me feel as if I was sitting across from him in a very intimate conversation. Mr. Short’s personality fills the pages and his deep feelings for his wife, Nancy, and their children, family members and friends were very emotional for me. I enjoyed his memories of his work in Toronto’s Godspell production, his SCTV work and all his work that came afterward. Those programs and his friends and costars are still my favorite comedic personalities. I found several sketches on YouTube and watched them all - my favorite being the ‘Battle of the PBS Stars’ when Mr. Rogers knocked out Julia Child with his King Friday puppet. Absolutely hilarious. Mr. Short added many insights to Canadians and Canadian comedy which I appreciated. I would like to quote from his book, “While Second City Chicago was often more pointedly topical and satirical, Second City Toronto’s material seemed to be more character-based and just plain strange. Canada is a sparsely populated nation, a mere 34 million people across a vast expanse of land. Consequently, as you grow up there, you encounter more weirdos who have been given a wider berth to stew in their weirdness and become gloriously eccentric. These are precisely the kind of folks who served as our comic muses in Toronto. On top of this, the performers in SC Toronto were a particularly nice, un-mean group, so the characterizations were sweet and empathetic rather than cruel.” I love Martin Short and his comedy. I am a big fan. I am also a fan of his autobiography. A very good read.
Sharon3 More than 1 year ago
i laughed through the entire book. It went through SCTV and SNL and Three Amigos...etc. It was also a love story, his love of life, family and friends and those that loved him. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written--- engaging stories about a really likable comedian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I Must Say was an okay read. I think Martin Short is very talented but not close to as talented as he thinks he is! His ego got in the way of the book being entertaining.
anonomas More than 1 year ago
Like the subject.....meh.
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MistyWilliams More than 1 year ago
A well-written book about Martin Short's life. He has met and/or worked with many famous people and mentions them in anecdotes which are funny and never critical or abusive. The book is not as funny as I thought it would be, but it is entertaining and interesting. Martin Short is obviously intelligent, polite and kind and does not use vulgarity or four letter words, to my relief.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read about a wonderful actor and everyone he knows.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to know that Martin Short is a personal friend of Tom Hank's and his wife or Steve Martin and his wife then you will want to read this book.  There names are mentioned hundreds of times.  I get it now, Sort and his friends are very wealthy and have several luxurious homes around the world that they jet to on a regular basis.  Oh yes, and private massages etc.  Wow, I love this guy on talk shows but this book is a bit to much bragging and name dropping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And do what you say? How stupid is that.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3, post this at three other books and check under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times than post this on 3 other books and check under your pillow