Is This Anything?

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Simon & Schuster Australia, Oct 6, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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 student in autumn 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 favourite material, organised 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.

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In the history of human endeavor, no one has ever propelled themselves to wealth and fame from whinning. That is until Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry's probably not the first person to whine their way to the ... Read full review

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Is This Anything? Well, it's something. So apparently, Jerry Seinfeld Has an accordion file (probably more than one) With every joke he ever wrote collected on yellow legal pages. That's the basis of ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Jerry Seinfeld is the author of Seinlanguage, a #1 New York Times bestseller and one of the bestselling books of the 1990s.

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