Steve Martin makes a book from his tweets (and yours)

The "Pink Panther" star, banjo player, and author decides to publish a book made up of his tweets and his followers' responses.

Some people think of Steve Martin as a very funny man with silver hair.

I think of him as a man with stunningly sad eyes who writes books about people with troubled love lives. I am sure they aren't autobiographical in any way.

So it will be interesting to see just how autobiographical his new book will be, as it will be a collection of his tweets--and the replies he gets to them.

Naturally, he announced this fine project on Twitter: "Due to absolutely no demand, soon I'm publishing a book of my tweets. Many of your replies included! All my profits to charity."

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Are they so interesting? Well, he does enjoy more than 1.7 million followers. So perhaps their replies will make for a remarkable quality of dialogue between characters.

Last year, Martin caused a small kerfuffle when he claimed to be tweeting from jury duty. (Sample: "REPORT FROM JURY DUTY: defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks.")

He later revealed that he was joking.

Still, Reuters managed to get a revelation from Martin's publishers that the book will be titled: "The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten." I wonder if the title will change before its publication next summer.

I wonder, also, whether the book will include an amplification of his tweet of October 20: "Lunch with Gadhafi, cancelled."

 

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