I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short
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I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend audiobook by Martin Short is a nicely written life memoir of the Canadian born comic star Martin Short. The book is an insightful and joyful ride through the various stages of Short’s life. Short was the youngest of the five children and was born in an Irish Catholic family. As a child growing up in Hamilton, Short used to put up the variety shows in his bedroom. He used to enact the host, the guests, and the singers.
Life was fun for him when suddenly things started to change. He lost his eldest brother in a car crash when he himself was aged 12 years. When he was 17, his mother died of cancer and when he turned 20, his father passed away due to stroke. He did not relapse into depression or other forms of abuse. He says that humor kept him sane through these devasting losses in life.
He married Nancy Dolman. Short is very close to George Harrison and also provides inside stories and scoops about many popular celebrities like Nick Nolte, Meg Ryan, Tony Kurtis, Diane Keaton etc. He also shares his bond and friendship with his good friends- Steve Martin and Tom Hanks. Short also shares another loss in his life when his wife Nancy passed away after 36 years of their marriage due to ovarian cancer. He credits his wife and shares the relationship they shared. His conversation with his youngest child, the night before Nancy passed is also captivating.
I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend audiobook by Martin Short captures all the important aspects and phases in the life of Martin Short. The readers get to know about him and his life. Short provides a honest and straightforward account of his life to the readers, which makes the book more effective and relatable.
The book is filled with fun and humor which helps the readers get over heart-wrenching losses of Short’s life. The book emphasizes the importance of friends, family, and relationships in life. This is a recommended read for the fans of Martin Short and for those who want to get an insight into his life.