Books by Steve Martin

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY by Steve Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"An artfully told tale of trade, caste and the obsessive mindset of collectors."
The NYC art world, seen through the eyes of its most impartial constituents. Read full book review >
LATE FOR SCHOOL by Steve Martin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2010

"Woke up this morning / Clock said I was late for school / Teacher told me that's not cool / Gotta put my shirt and pants on / Flew down the front stair / Wet my fingers and slicked my hair / Elbowed grandma passing by / Her face went into a pie." Read full book review >

BORN STANDING UP by Steve Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Heartfelt and very, very funny."
A charming memoir tracking what the great comic characterizes as his "war years." Read full book review >
THE ALPHABET FROM A TO Y WITH BONUS LETTER Z! by Steve Martin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

This high-profile crossover will slide effortlessly onto the bestseller lists, but it's not likely to win its creators many new adult fans—or any child ones. Read full book review >

THE PLEASURE OF MY COMPANY by Steve Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"As compassionate as it is funny, and never overstays its welcome."
The lighter side of obsessive-compulsive behavior. Read full book review >
SHOPGIRL by Steve Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It's more reassuring to think of the author not as surgeon or astronomer, but as a concerned parent who gently heads off every answer readers could possibly have about this bedtime story of loneliness faced and conquered before he finally turns out the light."
Comedian/playwright/essayist Martin (Pure Drivel, 1998, etc.) adds still another string to his bow with this winsome fairy tale of ill-matched love in Beverly Hills. Read full book review >
PURE DRIVEL by Steve Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1998

"Lighter-than-air mockery. Often ingenious."
Martin (Cruel Shoes, 1979), star of stage and screen, and a guy once glimpsed with an arrow through his cranium, here toys with ink and paper. Read full book review >
CRUEL SHOES by Steve Martin
Released: June 15, 1979

"Their parents, however, may not be pleased with some of the stuff here that could never be heard on TV)."
When it comes to humor, it's the printed page that separates the men—like Woody Allen—from the boys. . . like Steve Martin. Read full book review >