Henry Holt and Co.
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.
Celebrate Your Birthdays
Honestly, my mom always made me feel special on my birthday, March 14. When I was a young boy, she used to wake me up at the exact time I was born: 7:36 A.M. As I grew older and moved out of the house, it became the phone call at 7:36 A.M. Even after I got married and had kids of my own, I always woke up looking forward to her call—it started the day off on the right foot. I put that tradition into City Slickers, with Jayne Meadows’s voice playing my mom on the other end of the line. Mom’s been gone since 2001, but come March 14, I still get up
Billy Crystal discusses 'Still Foolin' 'Em': Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?" on The Today Show.
Billy Crystal discusses 'Still Follin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?' on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Billy Crystal discusses 'Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?' on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Billy Crystal discusses 'Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Billy Crystal discusses his book 'Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?' with Charlie Rose.
Billy Crystal on location in Santa Monica recording his audiobook. "Still Foolin' Em."
Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?