VIRTUAL EVENT: Steve Martin and Harry Bliss, author and illustrator of Number One Is Walking

Parnassus is proud to present multi-talented comedian Steve Martin and heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss to discuss their new illustrated book, Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions. They will discuss Steve’s legendary career—his forty years in the movie biz, as well as his stand-up comedy, banjo playing, writing, and cartooning.

Ticket bundles include a copy of Number One is Walking and an emailed link to attend the event from Parnassus Books. Please expect your link prior to the event and ensure your email address is correct when purchasing your book and ticket.

If you registered but have not received the link to view the event by 11 AM CT on November 16th , please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then email for assistance. A recording of the event will be available to customers who purchased a ticket as soon as possible after the night of the event.

Please note there are no signed copies available for this event. All copies of the book will be unsigned. Books will be shipped or available for pick-up after the event.

There are two tickets types for this event:

  • $33.00, which includes access to the virtual event and a copy of Number One is Walking with in-store pickup at Parnassus Books.
  • $37.50, which includes access to the virtual event and a copy of Number One is Walking with media rate shipping to a US address.

About the Book

Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin's cinematic legacy--an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career, with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.

Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One Is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films-- Father of the Bride, Roxanne, The Jerk, Three Amigos, and many more--bringing readers directly into his world. He shares charming tales of antics, moments of inspiration, and exploits with the likes of Paul McCartney, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, and Chevy Chase. Martin details his forty years in the movie biz, as well as his stand-up comedy, banjo playing, writing, and cartooning, all with his unparalleled wit.

With gorgeously illustrated cartoons and single-panel "diversions" in Steve and Harry's signature style, Number One Is Walking is full of the everyday moments that make up a movie star's life, capturing Steve Martin's singular humor and acclaimed career in film. The perfect gift from the team who brought you the #1 New York Times bestseller A Wealth of Pigeons.

About Steve Martin

Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award(R), five Grammy(R) awards, an Emmy(R), the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors.

As an author, Martin's work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin's films include The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, Father of the Bride, and Bowfinger.

About Harry Bliss

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic 'Bliss' appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 20 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
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