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Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career

Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

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December 15th, 2014
This book was a joy to read and explored every emotion from laughter to crying and everything between.
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Still foolin Em
October 5th, 2014
A very touching book from a very down to earth comedian loved respect and admire by all! It's a must for anyone who loves to read,Billy Crystal is fabulous xo
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Still foolin 'em
July 5th, 2014
Funny as he ever was. Would have loved to have him as a friend or neighbor. Sounds like a great guy, but never puts himself above others. Seems to care about family, friends, making people laugh, and baseball. Really held my attention,. Laugh out loud funny. Finished book in 2 days and wished for more. Gotta love him!
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May 31st, 2014
Wow, what a wonderful story teller Billy Crystal is! A must read book!
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February 27th, 2014
Very easy to read, almost like you are talking with Billy Crystal himself. Very funny, but still shows a much more personal side to the comedian than would be expected.
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December 30th, 2013
Awesome book. I love me some Billy Crystal
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December 8th, 2013
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