Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions
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About the Author
Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Kennedy Center Honors. As an author, Martin's work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the collection of comic pieces Pure Drivel, the bestselling novella Shopgirl, the cartoon collection A Wealth of Pigeons with Harry Bliss, and the memoir Born Standing Up. Martin's films include The Jerk; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Roxanne; Parenthood; L.A. Story; Father of the Bride; and Bowfinger.Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker. His syndicated single-panel comic Bliss appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children, as well as the cartoon collection A Wealth of Pigeons with Steve Martin. He is the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies' Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire.
"Martin's warm reminiscences, complemented by Bliss' engaging artwork, succeed in creating a book that offers chuckles and insights in equal measure."
--THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"[A] clever and original way to approach a memoir, and it's delightfully executed. A Hollywood memoir unlike any other."
--BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW
"Warm, funny, and smart."
--THE AV CLUB, November Books Roundup
"Irresistibly charming...Film buffs, comedy fans, and legion admirers of both the actor and artist will find themselves smiling from cover to cover."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW