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Published On: Mon, Dec 9th, 2013

Billy Crystal nominated for Grammy, Best Spoken Word, for ‘Still Foolin’ Em’ Audiobook

PRESS RELEASE: Comedian, actor, producer, director, author, and nine-time Oscars host Billy Crystal received a Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the narration of his audiobook, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?(Macmillan Audio) The winners will be announced at the Grammy Award Ceremony on January 26, 2014. 

Billy Crystal Stll Foolin EmPortions of Crystal’s audiobook were narrated in front of a live audience at the Cantor Film Center at NYU, his alma mater, with the proceeds going towards a scholarship named after his late mother. The live and recorded portions of the program are integrated using music that was composed specially for this production by Freddy Khaw, who was selected for this project by Crystal and worked with closely with him on finding the perfect sound. 

Crystal’s narration, which has also been named by AudioFile Magazine as one of the Best Voices in the Author/Reader category of their Best Audiobooks of 2013 list, has already received tremendous praise:

“As is the case with many comedians’ memoirs, hearing Crystal’s wisecracks about aging in Hollywood is better than reading them.” – Entertainment Weekly

“If you have to choose between the print and audio editions of Billy Crystal’s memoir, know this: if the book is funny, the audiobook is drive-off-the-road hilarious.”– Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“and if you like the book, you’ll love the audio. Seven chapters were recorded live by Crystal at an NYU fundraiser. Not many books come with their own laugh tracks.”– USA Today

Crystal is a six-time Emmy winner and the star of a Tony Award-winning play, 700 Sundays. This is his first Grammy nomination.

You can listen to a clip from the audiobook here:

https://soundcloud.com/macaudio-2/still-foolin-em-audiobook-the

 

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