by: Jerry Seinfeld
The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.
Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.”
For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓1/2
This was not what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be an autobiography, but really it was just a book of jokes written in chronological order. I read them with Jerry Seinfeld’s voice in my head and it was satisfying. There were some zingers in it! I especially loved the marriage jokes in the “double 00s” section. If you like Seinfeld’s humor, you will enjoy this book. Otherwise, skip it.
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓
I will give any book that makes me laugh out loud 4 reading nerds, and this one repeatedly made me LOL. I am admittedly a Jerry Seinfeld fan – there is nothing more laughable than the quirks found in human nature and daily existence, and I appreciate his humor when pondering life in general. I started dog-earing the pages that gave me a good LOL, but alas, too many bent cornered pages. Easy to pick up and read a few good jokes at a time. I think we all need this book in our lives, or maybe it’s just the laughs that we need. Enoy!