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Cruel shoes
Martin, Steve, 1945-
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, 1980.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Cruel shoes.--Serious dogs.--The Stephen Martin collection of American art: the man behind the genius.--How to fold soup.--Society in Aspen.--The day the buffalo danced.--A letter to the New Yorker.
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Central Library PN6162 .M259 1979 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Author Notes

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas. He studied at Long Beach State College. He has acted in such films as The Jerk; Roxanne; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Bowfinger; Father of the Bride; Cheaper by the Dozen; and Shopgirl, which was adapted from a novel he wrote. He has won an Emmy for his comedy writing and Grammies for his comedy albums. He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live.

He has written several books including Shopgirl, Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, The Pleasure of My Company, and An Object of Beauty. He also wrote a play entitled Picasso at the Lapin Agile and a memoir entitled Born Standing Up. During the 1990s, he wrote various pieces for The New Yorker. In 2002, he adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company and in 2008, co-wrote and produced Traitor. In 2013 he published a memoir entitled Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. This book tells the story of his beginnings as a magician and comedian at a young age and follows through his career lifetime.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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