One of America's favorite comedians explores the challenges and absurdities that come with growing older in his laugh-out-loud memoir
Turning 65 has never been so funny, thanks to Billy Crystal. Having reached that milestone birthday just this year, Crystal looks back on a storied life and career and explores the absurdities that come with aging in Still Foolin’ ’Em Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?.
In hilarious chapters, Crystal fearlessly catalogues his physical and emotional gripes and offers a road map to the 77 million baby boomers who have arrived at the big 6-5 right alongside him. Insomnia, memory loss, nodding off during matinees, senior sex, and the frightening realization that half his dinner now ends up on his shirt—nothing is off limits.
With his trademark blend of wit and heart Crystal also reflects on his remarkable life and career, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, to his years doing stand-up in New York City’s West Village; his ground breaking role on Soap, through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live. He offers behind-the-scenes access to the making of When Harry Met Sally, his long run as the nine-time host of the Academy Awards, a one-day career with the New York Yankees, his secret love affair with Sophia Loren, (she didn’t know about it) and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. Wise, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny, Still Foolin’ ’Em is an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well-lived, from a true American icon.
“A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories about some of the most popular movies of the past decades. Tender moments abound, too, as the reader winds his way through Billy’s long varied career.”
“This book is kick-ass funny and truly unique. A Hollywood autobiography with only one wife, no rehab, a loving family and loyal friends.”
“Billy Crystal is a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book because now I don't have to and I'll still have something personal to give everyone at Christmas.”
“Crystal is, as always, charming and wry.”
—New York Daily News
“Crystal gets a lot of laughs out of the indignities of aging.”
“Crystal has the charisma, humor, and down-home charm that fans have loved over the years... [He] delivers numerous chuckles and flat-out belly laughs... To quote one of his most famous characters, Billy Crystal, ‘you look mahvelous.’”
“Avoiding the trappings—excess schmaltz, laundry list of famous friends, boozy party log—of so many celebrity memoirs, Crystal delivers a funny and genuinely moving chronicle of his life inside and outside Hollywood...(and) manages the extremely difficult feat of making his prose as vibrant and funny as his stand-up. He'll always be a hard act to follow.”
“Massively laugh-out-loud funny... Hollywood memoirs don't come much more entertaining than this one.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal's legions of fans... the always affable author proves yet again his ability to translate his comedic chops from the screen to the page.”
Billy Crystal interviewed on MSNBC's Morning Joe
Billy Crystal on The Today Show
Billy Crystal interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show
Billy Crystal has starred in many hit films, among them When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The Princess Bride, and Analyze This. He is the author of the Tony award-winning play 700 Sundays, about his relationship with his late father, which was later adapted into a book, and the children’s book, I Already Know I Love You. Crystal was a cast member of Saturday Night Live, is a six time Emmy winner, and recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He has hosted the Academy Awards nine times. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Janice.