'A mix of urbane wit and surreal extrapolations - Douglas Adams meets Flann O'Brien' Independent
'It's off-the-wall, it's sharp ... he drops bizarre words, confetti-like, all over the place' Mirror
Who else but Steve Martin could combine irrefutable evidence that Mars is populated by kittens with a treatise on sledgehammers? In this brilliantly witty collection of pieces Steve Martin takes a subversive glimpse at the world and a sideways swipe at the conventional. From memory tips for the over-fifties to his insightful exposition of 'Wittgenstein's Banana', never has 'pure drivel' been so entertaining.
Steve Martin is a legendary writer, actor and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, The Spanish Prisoner and Bringing Down the House, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, which was made into a movie. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Times.