Book Review: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions with Number One Walking

Steve Martin’s Number One Is Walking takes readers on a hilarious and heartwarming journey through the actor’s iconic career. With anecdotes from his most beloved films, including Father of the Bride, Roxanne, and The Jerk, this illustrated memoir captures the everyday moments that make up a movie star’s life in Martin’s signature humor.

As soon as you open the pages of Number One Is Walking, you know you’re in for a treat. The artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss perfectly captures the whimsy and playfulness of Martin’s anecdotes. You’ll find yourself chuckling at the silly doodles of Martin and Bliss throughout the book.

The memoir begins with Martin’s early years and his introduction to the world of comedy. His passion for performing shines through as he recounts his early days on the stand-up circuit. But it’s when he dives into his career in film that the book really takes off.

Martin’s stories from the sets of his most popular films are laugh-out-loud funny. Whether he’s recounting the time he shared a hot tub with Paul McCartney or discussing the challenges of filming in a remote Mexican village for Three Amigos, Martin’s wit is always on display.

But there’s more to Number One Is Walking than just funny stories. Martin also shares heartfelt moments from his career, including his enduring friendships with comedian Robin Williams and actor Diane Keaton. The book is a reminder that even in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, it’s the relationships we form that matter most.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of Number One Is Walking is Martin’s love for his craft. Whether he’s discussing his banjo playing or his cartooning, Martin’s passion for creativity is evident throughout the book. It’s a reminder that even in the face of setbacks and career disappointments, pursuing your passions is always worth it.

Number One Is Walking is the perfect gift for any fan of Steve Martin’s, or anyone who loves a good laugh. It’s a light, entertaining read that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The only downside? The book isn’t set to release until November 15, 2022. But mark your calendars now, because this is a memoir you won’t want to miss.

In conclusion, Number One Is Walking is a must-read for fans of Steve Martin’s. It’s a memoir like no other, full of heart, humor, and unforgettable stories from one of the biggest talents in comedy. So grab a copy, settle in, and get ready to laugh and be entertained by one of the funniest and most talented performers of our time.
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