Born Standing Up, by Steve MartinRead about the other entries on the list.
At the height of his fame, Martin performed in front of crowds large enough to make rock stars jealous, and his book Born Standing Up provides a fascinating look at what led up to that fame, then what caused him to eventually step down from the stage. Martin talks not just about his career in show business, but also his early experiences at theme parks like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Many fans were disappointed when he retired from standup in the early 80s, but Born Standing Up is a superb record of how he came to that decision.
Born Standing Up made Whitney Collins's list of five books to read when you need a good laugh and Will Dean's reading list on stand-up comedy.