Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY came out last week. More reviews have come in...

"He writes prose like he plucks a banjo: pitch-perfect..."
- Independent

"Object clearly owes an inspirational debt to both The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany's, proving that Martin's good taste in literature rivals his good taste in art."
- Scotsman

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY comes out tomorrow, November 23. More reviews have come in...

"On the evidence of this book [Steve Martin] seems to be almost indecently multi-talented...The self-effacing narrator, Daniel Frank's account of Lacey's glamorous career has something of The Great Gatsby about it...an impressive and enjoyable book"
- Sunday Times

"Lacey is a wonderfully enigmatic heroine...Martin is illuminating and informative and has many a wise word...those with no prior interest in art should also reach the final page enlightened and captivated"
- Daily Express

"Substantial and profound…Martin casts the same sharp eye over Lacey's manipulation of her lovers as over her manipulation of the market. This is a rich and illuminating novel."
- Daily Mail

"Glistening with glamour, intrigue, ambition and betrayal, Steve Martin's novel is intoxicating."
- Easy Living

"A look behind the scenes of the New York art world. Charting the rise of glamorous Lacey Yeager it lifts the curtain on what drives collectors... a wry perceptive and properly told story from an insider and a fan."
- Elle

STEVE MARTIN, NOVELIST
artnet Magazine
by James Croak
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Plus the New York Times covers AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY:

Steve Martin's Sketch of the Art World
The New York Times
by Julie Bosman
Published: November 17, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers perform Steve's original a cappella "gospel" tune, "Atheists Don't Have No Songs," on Austin City Limits. You can find news and a link to watch the video at:

Examiner.com

Boing Boing

The Citrus Report
Friday, November 12, 2010

 

AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY

Steve Martin's new book AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY comes out November 23.

Lacey Yeager appears on New York's art scene as a clever, funny young Sotheby's intern. With charm, ambition, and occasionally illegal tactics, she climbs the city's cultural ladder to success in the labyrinthine art world. Her knowledge of art and its collectors quickly grows alongside a list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys. Her rise to society's highest tiers parallels the soaring heights - and, at times, the dark lows - of the art world and the country from the early '90s through today.

"Like Steve Martin's Shopgirl, this very different novel will captivate your attention from start to finish."
- Joyce Carol Oates

"Irresistible.... Martin cements his place as one of the country's wiliest wordsmiths."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A bodacious, brainy, bountiful read and a bracing cautionary tale....The most charmingly rendered female schemer since Truman Capote's Holly Golightly."
- Elle magazine

"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale....Exposes the sound and fury of the rarified Manhattan art world."
- Publishers Weekly

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AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY will be released in the UK on November 25. You can pre-order the UK version from Amazon UK.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers taped an episode of Austin City Limits back in April. Check out the photos and setlist via the link below.

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers From the ACL taping program on April 27, 2010
AustinCityLimits.org
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Friday, October 29, 2010
Gene Myers, Music Journalist & Columnist, interviews Steve Martin for his weekly newspaper column, The Joy of Life

The Joy of Life: A conversation with Steve Martin
The Joy of Life (weekly newspaper column)
by Gene Myers, October 16, 2010
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Steve Martin performed in Santa Barbara, CA on October 8 at Granada Theatre. Read a review from JamBase here:

Steve Martin Makes Beautiful Music With the Banjo
JamBase
by L. Paul Mann, October 19, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Steve Martin performed in Santa Barbara, CA on October 8 at Granada Theatre. The Daily Nexus, the newspaper of University of California Santa Barbara, reviewed the show. Read the review here:

Steve Martin Makes Beautiful Music With the Banjo
The Daily Nexus
by Rowan Byers, October 14, 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010
The San Diego Union Tribune interviews Steve Martin about his bluegrass music...

The grass is blue for banjo-playin' fool Steve Martin
The San Diego Union Tribune
by George Varga, October 6, 2010
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Steve Martin's children's book Late for School was released in September.

Democrat and Chronicle reviews it:
"Motivate with a musical book by Steve Martin" - by Merrie Leininger
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About Late for School:

LateForSchool_lg Getting to school has never been quite this difficult — or hilarious.

Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne have teamed up to tell the story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of one youngster's journey to school. With an enclosed bluegrass CD of Grammy-winner Steve Martin playing the banjo and singing the book's story, LATE FOR SCHOOL will be the perfect gift to be read—and listened to - again and again.

Order Late For School from Amazon.