Blog Post #25: I Must Say Review

Hello, hello! It feels great to be back and blogging again. I was really busy these past couple of weeks, so I didn’t have the time to post, but now I do! Well, let’s dive straight in, shall we?

This week I’ll be discussing I Must Say,by Canadian actor, comedian, and writer, Martin Short.

I Must Say is an autobiography providing a very detailed description of Short’s life. It highlights major components including career-defining moments, marriage, his childhood, and life-long friendships he’s made throughout his impressive time in the entertainment industry. From describing what it was like growing up being the youngest of five siblings and knowing at a young age that he had a knack for performing, to having a tumultuous time as a Saturday Night Live cast member and creating iconic characters, i.e., Jiminy Glick, readers are in for a treat once they open this book. I also really liked how Short incorporates hilarious stories of relatable awkward encounters with other celebrities such as Hollywood royalty, Katherine Hepburn.

However, what stood out to me while progressing through I Must Say was reading about his determination to maintain a positive outlook on life despite enduring several unimaginably heartbreaking events. For example, he lost his eldest sibling and both parents before turning twenty, as well as his wife to terminal cancer in 2010. Although Short went through the (inevitable) grieving stage(s), he always considered himself a happy person and vows to continue living that way, which I truly admire.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book! I must say (pun totally intended) that this is one of the best written autobiographies I’ve ever come across and was even better than I expected. I have the utmost respect for Martin Short after learning so much more about him. Overall, if you’re looking to find just a solid autobiography, I highly recommend you take a look.

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