Fun book recommendation of the day
I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend writen by Martin Short, is an engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir. It tells the tale of a kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite comedians. The book takes you on a rich, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking ride through short's life. From his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live. He talks about his memorable roles in movies such as Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride and the Broadway roles in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me.
In his book, Short reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters like the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick and shares the spotlight with friends, colleagues, and collaborators, among them Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Gilda Radner, Mel Brooks, Nora Ephron, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Shaffer, and David Letterman.
But there is another side to Short's life. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and he also lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.