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Is This Anything?
Is This Anything? | 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.
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JoyBlue
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Jerry Seinfeld‘s first book in 25 years is interesting and fun—just right for a holiday hustle break! Read my full review here https://debbybrauer.org/#is-this-anything

This is from my December TBR list for #WinterGames2021

#TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

#WrapItUpReadathon @keys_on_fire

keys_on_fire Great job! 2mo
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Smith3418
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Laugh out loud funny. I could literally hear him telling the jokes in my head! Been a fan of him since the first time I saw him live in the early 90‘s! The book is well organized and the jokes follow Seinfeld‘s wonderful career! A must for any Seinfeld fan!

“These pretzels are making me thirsty!” 😀

vivastory 🥨😂 6mo
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Jhullie
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I don‘t really know what I was expecting but the fast paced, short paragraphs left me feeling a bit disappointed. I had some laugh out loud moments and enjoyed listening to Jerry read his own book, it was nice to hear that voice again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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This #Nonfiction #audiobook was basically a stand up marathon! I enjoy most of Seinfeld's material so this was a treat to hear him share his insights.
I found his perspective of decades worth of material most interesting and the transitions between the phases in his life fascinating.
I definitely suggest listening!
#comedy #funny #biography

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Sonarson
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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Funny but also great view on the development process.

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GidgetsTreasures75
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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7-3-21: My 71st finished book of 2021! This book is a compilation of bits that Seinfeld has saved from his performance years. I was hoping it would be laugh out loud funny but that only happened a few times. If nothing else, it‘s an interesting glimpse into the way a comedian works. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣7️⃣1️⃣

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Started listening to this #audiobook by the legendary Jerry Seinfeld. #comedy

RamsFan1963 I really enjoyed this, it's a must listen on audio to fully appreciate Seinfeld's wit 7mo
Vivlio_Gnosi @RamsFan1963 that's good to know! I'm really looking forward to it 7mo
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Bookwormjillk
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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I needed something light and fun to listen to while I plowed through some work today. This collection of bits from the 1970‘s until now was perfect.

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OriginalCyn620
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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A quick and easy listen! I laughed a lot, but if you‘re not a fan of Seinfeld, you may not like this, as it‘s kinda like one long stand-up routine. He shares some of his best material over his many decades in the business. If you‘re looking for a memoir, this is not it!
#bookspinbingo
#booked2021 #jewishauthorormc
#pop21 - book with a black and white cover

CoffeeNBooks I loved this audiobook, and I loved that Jerry Seinfeld read it! 11mo
Cinfhen Agreed @CoffeeNBooks listening to Jerry was hilarious/ he‘s so on point! Even though all this material was “old” it still felt fresh 🙌🏻🎧 Great review @OriginalCyn620 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 11mo
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Kpiper
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I love listening to audiobooks when I run, and this one was a pleasure. If you‘re not a fan of Seinfeld, walk away. It‘s very Jerry. It‘s not a memoir. It‘s a collection of bits he pulled from his collection of old notebooks. It was like listening to hours of his standup. ❤️

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Sarahreadstoomuch
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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Also finished this audio today, read by the author. It was set up like a trip through time - the evolution of Seinfeld‘s stand up through small bits. I enjoyed it, but don‘t expect continuous lol moments... audiences help create those.

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Sharpeipup
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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Give 2020 a pass!
Reading this one as my husband is a big fan but more importantly, it fulfills #festiveflicks #publishedin2020 @Traci1

Traci1 If we did the airing of grievances this year, we'd probably still be doing it when 2021's Festivus rolls around. 13mo
Sharpeipup @Traci1 you might be right! 13mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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I was expecting more. There were some really funny bits, but it was just one after the other. I wish there was more of him and less bits.

In his defence his book title is “Is this Anything?” And the whole Book was him working out his material basically. So, it was okay and I did laugh out loud more then a few times.

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CoffeeNBooks
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I love Jerry Seinfeld, so I really enjoyed listening to him read his book. It consists of several of his comedy bits, organized by decade. I recognized some of them that became episodes of Seinfeld. This was fun to listen to while I was #audiostitching.

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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This was close to a pick but felt a little uneven, a little unfinished. Likely could of used more editing but I imagine it is difficult to edit Jerry Seinfeld. Pretty good on audio, but also felt a little uneven. That may have been because we listened to the McConaughey book on the first leg of our trip and it was so outstanding; this may have suffered from the comparison. Overall though a book that we both enjoyed which is a pretty tall order.

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Julsmarshall
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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#Luckydayrental from the library! Perfect road trip listen so far!

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RamsFan1963
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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1. It might be stretching the definition of memoir, but Seinfeld's book is his life through his routines.
2. Tom Hanks. He's led a varied and interesting life.
3. Yes. It would sell millions of copies too, as the perfect cure for insomnia lol 😜

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Tom Hanks would be amazing! Thank you for posting! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Good choice on #2. I'd like to hear stories from his early days. I imagine shenanigans happened when filming Bachelor Party. 1y
RamsFan1963 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I want to hear about his time on Bosom Buddies and meeting his wife on Volunteers. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yes! That would be good, too. So much opportunity for good stories. 1y
RamsFan1963 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If he ever does one, he must be persuaded to narrate the audiobook version. I'd buy it just to listen to him talk. 1y
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Tkgbjenn1
Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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This is a book about nothing. To coin a phrase from his show. Not sure what to think of the book. Was it a lazy grab for money or a sincere attempt to share his life‘s long work. Even the spacing is suspicious, each line double spaced to make the book appear to be lengthier. This is just a collection of his routines. No insight into himself or his craft. If you‘re a fan, there are memories. If you‘re looking for “something” this isn‘t it.

RamsFan1963 I listened to the audio, I think it works better that way, to hear Jerry's deliver of his classic routines. 1y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I did this book as an audio because usually I love when comics read their own work. Jerry just read, with no emotion, a list of old jokes. There was the occasional little aside, which I was interested in. But mostly he went back to his start in comedy and just read off a list of punchlines and setups. Most were out of date. Most were not funny. It felt out of touch.

Reviewsbylola That‘s so disappointing. I would have expected the opposite. 1y
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ChrisBohjalian
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Bedtime reading.

Catsandbooks What a cute reading companion you have! ❤️🐶 1y
Sleepswithbooks 🐶💛🐶💛 1y
Hooked_on_books Sweet baby 🐶🧡 1y
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rather_be_reading
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10 out of 5 stars!! If you love the Seinfeld show or Jerry Seinfels you have to listen to this! Its basically 6 hours of bits Seinfeld kept to himself during his career. Hilarious! Definitely recommend the audio of this one for sure! Print just wouldnt be the same.

Eggs Must. Get. This. 💗 1y
RamsFan1963 I listened to this walking to work. Sometimes I'd have to stop because I was laughing so hard, I'm sure the people watching me thought I was nuts 🤣🤣🤣 1y
cdcnmac I can‘t wait to listen to this! I always see his show when he is in town🤓 1y
Vivlio_Gnosi @rather_be_reading thanks for posting the review! I'm getting the audio book for sure. 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Half way done! Will probably finish this one tonight

Vivlio_Gnosi Looking forward to your review. 1y
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RamsFan1963
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I love Jerry Seinfeld, he's one of my favorite comedians. This is a compendium of his various routines from the 70s up to 10s. Sure I've heard a lot of these, but Jerry's delivery always makes me laugh again. This is definitely one that should be audio only. 4 💥💥💥💥 1/2

rather_be_reading def agree on audio only! 1y
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Cinfhen
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Jerry Seinfeld is best known for the TV show about nothing. A regular guy whose wry observations are often hilarious and insightful. This audio covers 50 years of material he gathered. Some bits are hysterical, others you‘ve heard him muse before but in these darker days a little humor goes a long way. I HIGHLY recommend audio, because nobody can deliver a joke as well as Jerry Seinfeld.

Cinfhen This might be fun to listen to with your dad @Megabooks ❣️ 1y
Cathythoughts I love Jerry ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Then I think you‘ll love this audio @Cathythoughts ‼️🙌🏻 1y
Megabooks Thanks for the tag! I‘m considering this. I loved one of his books in the 90s. It was also a section of his stand up. I can‘t find it here. (edited) 1y
rather_be_reading so good! 1y
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Cinfhen
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Sunrise with Jerry 💜Some observations are REALLY funny, others not so much...but it‘s Jerry Seinfeld and his delivery is always perfect.

erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous pic! 🧡 1y
BarbaraBB Still jetlagged? Or too much going on mentally? Sorry for all my questions - always 🙈🙈 1y
TrishB Lovely 💜 1y
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Cinfhen I‘m slightly jet lagged, but it‘s not to bad @BarbaraBB ....I‘ve always been more of a morning person. And it‘s really lovely to catch a sunrise @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB 💜 1y
Centique I‘ve enjoyed the stand up shows of his they‘ve got on Netflix - and his Comedians Getting Coffee series. So might try this! 😍 Thinking of you and excited for when you get to see your family 💕💕 1y
Cinfhen It‘s literally all his material that he gathered over the past 50 years @Centique Definitely worth listening too!!! I wouldn‘t read it but definitely go AUDIO!!! I see my daughter, her boyfriend and the pup next week!!!!!! My son from LA is meant to fly to the East Coast end of October so it‘s a lot to look forward too and still a bit of time until we are ALL REUNITED 🖤🖤🖤 1y
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Cinfhen
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Let‘s see if Jerry Seinfeld can break my #ReadingRut ⁉️‼️⁉️ He‘s already mentioned the iconic NYC hot spot Catch A Rising Star 🌟 🙌🏻

RamsFan1963 I preordered this on Audible. I'm looking forward to starting it today too. 1y
Cinfhen Some bits are really funny @RamsFan1963 🙌🏻This should only be available as an audio...we all know what makes these jokes funny are Jerry‘s delivery 1y
RamsFan1963 @Cinfhen I couldn't agree more. I read Seinlanguage, but I knew it would be better hearing it in Jerry's voice. 1y
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BarbaraBB Are you still in quarantaine or travelling yet? When will you see your family? You must be counting the minutes 😀😘 1y
Cinfhen We busted out yesterday to meet my FIL and his wife at an outdoor restaurant @BarbaraBB It was nice BUT his wife, (who is really lovely) was VERY UNCOMFORTABLE not so much by us but just being out. It‘s a different world now. We‘ve seen my parents a few times but always masked, always outdoors and never for more than 20 minutes. It‘s just strange. (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB Oh wow, that is a different world indeed. It must be frustrating not to be able to give them a hug. I reckon your kids will be a bit more relaxed though? When will you see them? I hope you‘ll be able to adapt and make the best of it! Take care 💕💕 1y
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