NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Martin would like you to know more about his years as a wild and crazy guy.
The comedian, filmmaker, actor and author is writing a memoir, Born Standing Up,
billed by publisher Scribner as "his first work of narrative non-fiction," a "riveting chronicle of his early years as a stand-up comedian and a fascinating portrait of an era."
Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is hoping to have the book out by early 2008, but no publication date has been set.
Martin, 61, is a Waco, Texas, native who in 1967 began writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
and later worked for other TV shows before becoming a superstar in the 1970s as a stand-up comic, releasing such best-selling albums as Let's Get Small
and often serving as host of Saturday Night Live.