free site statistics
I Must Say - Martin Short

I Must Say

Author Martin Short

  • Published: 2014-11-04
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
5 Stars
From 78 Customers Review
Price: $17.99


In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the "comedian's comedian."

Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, 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, and from memorable roles in such movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride to Broadway stardom in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me.

He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters, among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick. Throughout, Short freely 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 that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.

In the grand tradition of comedy legends, Martin Short offers a show-business memoir densely populated with boldface names and rife with retellable tales: a hugely entertaining yet surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing—and crying—from the first page to the last.

Top Customer Reviews

  • I must say it's a must read

    From Gindoni
    Funny, emotional, candid, humble and extremely entertaining.
  • Hamiltonian Makes Good

    From Undersolo
    Good to know that a fellow Steel City kid made it and was able to share his genius with the world!
  • Honest and forthright.

    From Scooo.
    I applaud Martin Short for his honesty and forthrightness. I came away from this book feeling that I know him for who he is and what I discovered is it is all very likeable. We can often think that the celebrities life is perfect....this will tell you otherwise, but on the other hand, I somehow think Martin Short has the skill set very few have that makes his life so full and meaningful.