Steve Martin
Morris Wayne Walker

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Narrated By: Barrett Whitener

Duration: 8 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

This is the story of the wild and crazy years that the author spent growing up with Steve Martin and their apprenticeship in comedy. No one could better chronicle Steve’s life than his best and oldest friend, Morris Walker.

Steve and Morris were class clowns together, charming the girls and the teachers with their wit and later setting out on the road together as comedians. This personal account will introduce you to the Steve Martin you’ve never seen before: the eleven-year-old already performing near-perfect sleight-of-hand magic tricks, the thirteen-year-old selling guidebooks at Disneyland, the twenty-year-old stretching his comedic wings as a vaudeville-style entertainer, and the twenty-one-year-old Emmy Award–winning Hollywood whiz kid.

Genre

Biography: arts and entertainment, Biography: arts and entertainment, Performing arts

Listen to a sample

“Finally, a book about me! I loved this book and fell deeply in love with the central character!”

Steve Martin

At last I have a way of answering the bothersome questions that I have too often been asked: ‘What is Steve Martin really like and how did he get that way?’ Read Morris Walker’s compelling and hilarious biography on Steve Martin and I’m off the hook!

Carl Reiner

“Here is a riveting biographical account of one-night stands and multimillion dollar Las Vegas shows, working Disneyland with Morris Walker to a film career that made him an international celebrity. Funny, vivid, candid, as entertaining as it is informative, this is a ‘must read’ for Steve Martin’s legions of ardent fans!”

Internet Bookwatch

“Irony and lilt in prudent doses are required for this book full of nostalgia and preposterous youthful frolicking. Whitener finds it, with a clear, distinct voice that produces an effortless listen.”