Sunday, January 14, 2007

Scribner to Publish New Book From Steve Martin on His Early Years

Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Scribner, an imprint of the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Division, announced that Scribner will publish a memoir by New York Times bestselling novelist and legendary comedian Steve Martin. The book, titled BORN STANDING UP, is Martin's first work of narrative non-fiction, and is a riveting chronicle of his early years as a stand-up comedian and a fascinating portrait of an era.

Martin, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, Shop Girl, The Pleasure of My Company, and the play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, brings all his talent to this taut, moving, exquisitely written, and, of course, laugh-out-loud funny memoir.

"This is a book that no one but Steve Martin could write, but it is also the universally compelling story of a man whose aspirations and fierce tenacity took him to greatness," said Nan Graham, Vice President and Editor- in-Chief of Scribner, who acquired world rights from Martin's longtime agent Esther Newberg of ICM. The book will also be available on compact disk and for digital download from Simon & Schuster Audio, and Simon and Schuster will publish in the United Kingdom.