“A book with a thousand laughs entwined with unknown stories
about some of the most popular movies of the past decades. Tender moments
abound, too, as the reader winds his way through Billy’s long varied career.”
— Steve Martin
“Billy Crystal is
a national treasure. Thank God he wrote this hilarious and emotional book
because now I don’t have to and I’ll still have something personal to give
everyone at Christmas.”
— Bette Midler
“Part memoir, part
stand-up routine, he offers ‘a road map’ for the indignities of aging—everything
from memory loss to insomnia to a chapter called ‘Buying the Plot.’ And in a
treat for audiobook fans, Crystal reads his observations from the book.”
“If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of
Billy Crystal’s memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is
— Publishers Weekly
“Billy Crystal is a
master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of Still
Foolin’ ‘Em. A fine actor and nine-time Oscar host, Crystal knows exactly how
to deliver his artful blend of touching memoir and rueful riffs on the
indignities of aging. Several chapters were recorded before a live audience,
giving him the opportunity to exchange banter and charm a crowd—as he no doubt
will many listeners…He proves himself accomplished, nuanced, and—best of all—very
“He shares his classic
impersonations of Muhammed Ali, Sammy Davis Jr., and others, and his great
acting and comedic timing take this audiobook to a level that print alone just
can’t match. Crystal is hilarious, but what really stands out is not just his
funny bone but his big heart. This book should be listened to in order to be
— Library Journal
“Massively laugh-out-loud funny…Hollywood memoirs
don’t come much more entertaining than this one.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Crystal’s wit and writing remain sharp, as do his
reflections on the more disappointing moments of his career…A charming, warm,
welcome read for Crystal’s legions of fans.”
— Kirkus Reviews
At 65, Billy Crystal is a master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of Still Foolin' ‘Em. A fine actor and nine-time Oscar host, Crystal knows exactly how to deliver his artful blend of touching memoir and rueful riffs on the indignities of aging. Several chapters were recorded before a live audience, giving him the opportunity to exchange banter and charm a crowd – as he no doubt will many listeners…In both modes, however, he proves himself accomplished, nuanced, and – best of all – very funny.
— AudioFile Magazine
As is the case with many comedians' memoirs, hearing Crystal's wisecracks about aging in Hollywood is better than reading them.
— Entertainment Weekly
If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of Billy Crystal's memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is drive-off-the-road hilarious.
— Publishers Weekly Starred Review
And if you like the book, you'll love the audio. Seven chapters were recorded live by Crystal at an NYU fundraiser. Not many books come with their own laugh tracks.
— USA Today
The audiobook is read by Crystal himself, and feels like listening to a hilarious friend’s stories.
— Ladies’ Home Journal
Crystal tells all in this bravura performance: authentic, heartfelt, and filled with irresistible humor, nostalgia, and insights.
Laugh-out-loud funny. The live sets are well produced with sound quality as good as in any other chapter.
— Christian Science Monitor
Billy Crystal makes a great commute-buddy.
— Los Angeles Magazine
Filled with hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging, Still Foolin' 'Em, the Grammy-nominated memoir by one of America's favorite comedians, outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing older. This 2014 Audie Audiobook of the Year is read by Billy Crystal himself, with his trademark wit and heart.