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It's So Hard To Type With A Gun In My Mouth [Kindle Edition]

Steve Bluestein
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It's So Hard To Type With A Gun In My Mouth is a collection of short stories and essays by comedian/playwright Steve Bluestein. It chronicles his 30 years on the road as a stand up comedian, the insanity of his life, the struggles in his personal life and life in general. It's a laugh riot and great read for anyone who loves to laugh.

Product Details

  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 110534326X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006EPOK9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673,304 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Steve's personal journey is etched out like the pro he is. He has the ability to bring a smile to your face one minute and a tear to your eyes the next! Steve is a gifted storyteller, and brilliantly walks-the-walk and talks-the-talk with the best of them over his life thus far.

He has been privileged to work alongside some of the `cream of the crop,' and just so you'll read to find out whom; I am not saying.

His life's journey has been littered with personal hardships, which Steve generously shares unabashedly; including his own mothers disdain. Often encouraging us, as he paints a portrait of a painfully neglected boy to the hauntingly funny comedian he is today he quips, that if we can "make it through his life...then, we can make it through ours."

I highly recommend Steve's book, as a welcome delight for any comedian, entertainer, writer, journeymen, Hospice caregiver, or average Dick and Jane's library.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing Out Loud and Crying with Steve Bluestein July 7, 2012
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Steve Bluestein's title says it all. A wry, provocative, and hysterical laugh out loud blog/ memoir of a life of triumph, still being forged. I read it each night before bed and I must say, I slept like a baby each time I did. They say laughter is the best medicine and Steve makes us laugh/ cry, counterpunching back and forth like Abbott, Costello and Muhammed Ali combined into one. It was an amazing catharctic experience for me. Raised in a town not too far from Chelsea, Steve's hometown, I really could relate to the god awful rejection he experienced again and again within his family. But rather than hearing some of these tales and depressing me, it gave me hope and no small amount of joy that triumph can come out of devastating adversity if we keep a sense of humor and move forward. Also the first hand accounts of show biz success and mis steps with stars is told with much love and respect for not only others but himself. I will never forget the search for the crown tale because it is just UNBELIEVABLY true, funny and Bluestein. I loved this book. Steve is gut wrenchingly honest and Ghandi compassionate, a quality that when not taught must be learned. Steve learned his life lessons big time and in public. It reminds me of the bit about Ginger Rogers doing everything Astaire did but backwards and in heels. So while some comedians and writers may have had a better childhood than Steve, Steve did it all backwards and in shit stompers. Through this terrifically ( above all else) funny/poignant account he shows us how to be good to ourselves. Read it. Give it as a gift. Share it. And then read it again. I plan to. Bravo, Mr. B. A big thank you for having the guts to write it!

Joanna Perry-Folino
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK IS FUNNY, NO, REALLY FUNNY! December 3, 2011
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical!! November 29, 2011
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For anyone who loves comedy, this book is for you. For anyone who writes comedy, this book is for you. You will laugh out loud.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard not to laugh April 24, 2013
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Steve Bluestein should write more books, especially after he shared so many interesting and funny stories in his first one. His life and career make for great reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great show biz saga January 20, 2014
I found Mr. Bluestein's book to be a very entertaining journey through the life of a stand up comedian. I found the author very personable in his writing in that he broke down the fourth wall if there is such a thing in books by addressing the reader directly at times. He expressed his insecurities in many of his stories. He often felt unloved and that very well may have led him to a life of comedy. He is a natural storyteller and it was interesting to discover he was friends with Henry Winkler. The book is chock full of show business anecdotes. I understand he has another book out which I am looking forward to reading. he definitely put his heart and soul into creating this book and I applaud him for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A touching look into the life of a wonderful man June 14, 2013
By Jen Coe
I bought this book before doing an interview with the author and as I read the stories, not only from his years in entertainment but memories of his life in general, I laughed and cried with the humor and honesty of his words. I think he was incredibly brave to open up his inner thoughts, his fears and his memories for the world to read.

This was a read that I found entertaining to the very last page and was kind of sad when I got to the end. I'm sure such a wonderful and funny man has lots more to share and I'm holding out hope for a sequel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Touching and Real November 27, 2013
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IT’S SO HARD TO TYPE WITH A GUN IN MY MOUTH is filled with so many laughs and great anecdotes, but it also delves way deeper than that. Steve really lets us into the deep recesses of his amazing mind and life, holding nothing back from his readers. He manages to draw humor even from the most painful situations. So funny, yet so touching and heartfelt. It was a totally engrossing story that I didn’t want to end, and when I was finished reading it, I just wanted to read it again!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughter cures a lot of ills, so prescribe yourself this book and feel...
Steve Bluestein makes the reader feel that you are in his living room and he is telling you these stories in person, more than that, he makes you feel like you're his friend and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marc Gelmon
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have any feelings like a normal person
Steve writes with his heart, and soul, and bares facts that some people would not want to even remember, If you have any feelings like a normal person, then you will enjoy reading... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dollie
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up after 20% funny never came!!!
I don't get all the 5 star sense of humor is not that far off mainstream, but somehow I just didnt' find this funny. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Subbu Deivanayagam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This book is excellent. Steve Bluestein had the ability to have you in the boat, throw you out and reel you back in immediately with his stories. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Benz
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest book I ever read!!
It is amazing how all these hysterical things could have happened to one person,...but they did! What a talent Steve Bluestein has to make people laugh through the written word. Read more
Published 13 months ago by a parent
5.0 out of 5 stars A Triumph for Steve Bluestein
This book has it all...incredible humor coupled with extremely poignant stories. Steve Bluestein lays his heart bare and is not afraid to share everything with us. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mermaid
I first met Steve when I started at the Comedy Store. Loved his wit and attitude, immediately. He has a skewed way of looking at things that are both funny and touching at the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ernest A. Montellano
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Talented Writer!
Steve has a fantastically vivid memory and an amazing way with words to describe the hilariously funny or sorely disappointing events of his life. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud
It's So Hard To Type With A Gun In My Mouth has been the funniest books I have read in years. When I laugh out loud, I mean a big guffah it has to be funny. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Susan Gale
5.0 out of 5 stars A most enjoyable read
I laughed - out loud
I cried - real tears
It was better than Cats - okay, so now a whole lot of shows may be better than Cats, but you get the idea.
Published 16 months ago by Nancy Hillner
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