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book.jpgWhen Steve Martin brought out his first novella, Shopgirl (Hyperion), praise from the writing community (Salman Rushdie, for example) indicated that he can be taken seriously. How does a performer transform himself into a novelist? And how does a novelist who works in Hollywood deal with that old diehard of commercial movies: the happy ending?

Read an excerpt from Shopgirl

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Shopgirl: A Novella

Steve Martin

Guest Interview Steve Martin

Guests:
Steve Martin, actor, 'Novocaine'

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Host:
Michael Silverblatt

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