I recently finished reading Steve Martin's autobiography, Born Standing Up. It's not a very long book, telling the tale of Martin's early love for performing as a child right up until he walked away from stand-up at the height of his powers filling 45,000 seater areanas.
It's quite a dry book. There are very few funny stories from life on the road, although I suppose that's down to the solitary nature of stand-up. If you're a comedian there are some good hints and tips as Martin makes discoveries along the way.
Here's a review from The Times and down below is footage of him in his golden period in the white suit making balloon animals.