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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morris Wayne Walker Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 5/24/2012

    " Walker was a good friend of Martin's in high school and I enjoyed this book when I listened to it several years ago. It also provided a great backdrop for reading Martin's "Born Standing Up". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Slightly | 8/23/2010

    " Can you include books that you stopped reading because they were so self involved. morris walker was Steve Martin's best friend. the book reads like he's also Martin's biggest fan and most resentful pier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 8/2/2009

    " Actually listened to on audiobook. It was a bit repetitive but all-in-all a very interesting look at Steve Martin's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 12/14/2007

    " Walker was a good friend of Martin's in high school and I enjoyed this book when I listened to it several years ago. It also provided a great backdrop for reading Martin's "Born Standing Up". "

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About the Author

Morris W. Walker has spent the majority of his life entertaining, with more than ten thousand concerts and television performances over the last forty-five years with his group the Earth Walkers. He began his vocation as a young man accompanied by his best friend and performing partner since the age of ten, Steve Martin. He has a BA in marketing, an MA in fine arts, and a PhD in communications from Honolulu University. He is also an award-winning video producer and composer. He resides with his family in Corvallis, Oregon.