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by Steve Martin

Pure Drivel

Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: a seasoned actor, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright, and, of course, the ingenious comedian who turned King Tut into a national craze. In this widely praised collection of humourous riffs, Martin shows he is also a master of the written word. From a wildly imaginative meditation on who Lolita would be at age fifty to a send-up of the warning labels on medicine bottles, these pieces, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker, hilariously and intelligently skewer the topic at hand. Pure Drivel will have readers crying with laughter--and marveling that in addition to all of his many talents, Steve Martin is also a superb writer.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Published: 10/06/1999
ISBN: 9780786885053
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 8.52h x 5.28w x 0.29d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 10/01/1999 pg. 69
Ingram Advance 10/01/1999 pg. 31
Entertainment Weekly 11/26/2010 pg. 74

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