Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Many parts of Billy Crystal’s new memoir, Still Foolin’ ‘Em, read like an extended stand-up comedy routine. He just turned 65, and is terrified of the things that are happening to his body, divulging cringeworthy details that might be considered too much information to some at a rapid-fire pace that keeps the laughs coming. Crystal then segues into his life story, alternating between biography and comedy.
As a 25-year-old, I am probably not the target audience for his book, and so I didn’t find it as amusing as some people might. However, if you’re a big fan of his sense of humor, or if you’re a few decades older than I am, you’ll probably enjoy it. This is not a tell-all book that will divulge juicy details; most of the stories are of Crystal’s personal heroes, his friends in the biz, and his family. Some might find his political stances off-putting, since he’s not shy about his opinions. Over all, this is a fun read, but it lacks a certain cohesiveness, and more behind-the-scenes details of some of his most popular movies would have been welcome.
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