Pure Drivel

Author(s): Steve Martin
Genre: Humor
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 1998
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100134437
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743563819
Narrator/s: Steve Martin
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Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album! Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: an actor who's kept us riveted for over 25 years, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright. In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of The New Yorker magazine already know: that Martin is a master of the written word. Hilariously funny and intelligent in their skewering of the topic at hand, the audiobook's pieces, some of which first appeared in The New Yorker, feature Martin at his finest. With a playwright's ear for dialogue, a sense of irony only Steve Martin could muster, and a first-class comic ability to perfectly time the punch line, Pure Drivel will have listeners crying with laughter, and marveling at the fact that in addition to all of his many talents, Steve Martin is also a superb writer.

Professional reviews

"Steve Martin reads his bestselling anthology of funny skits, essays and stories. The purely silly hobnobs with the satiric, with appropriate musical bridges as punctuation. For instance, "The Anvil Chorus" leads into an elegy on the sledgehammer. Anyone who has seen Martin perform will find the comic's delivery entertainingly familiar. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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