Author(s): Seinfeld, Jerry,
Date of Publication: 06/10/2020,
Pagination: 480 pages, b-w photos throughout,4-c printed endpapers,
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd,
Published By: Simon & Schuster Ltd,
Book Classification: Autobiography: arts & entertainment
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.