Seinfeldia Pdf


Number of page: 320
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476756110
Category: Performing Arts

The New York Times bestseller about two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld—“A wildly entertaining must-read not only for Seinfeld fans but for anyone who wants a better understanding of how television series are made” (Booklist, starred review).Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. But against all odds, viewers did watch—first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly forty million Americans were tuning in weekly. Fussy Jerry, neurotic George, eccentric Kramer, and imperious Elaine—people embraced them with love. Seinfeldia, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s intimate history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be. Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers into the writers’ room and into a world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant. Seinfeld created a strange new reality, one where years after the show had ended the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!”, Joe Davola gets questioned every day about his sanity, and Kenny Kramer makes his living giving tours of New York sites from the show. Seinfeldia is an outrageous cultural history. Dwight Garner of The New York Times Book Review wrote: “Armstrong has an eye for detail….Perhaps the highest praise I can give Seinfeldia is that it made me want to buy a loaf of marbled rye and start watching again, from the beginning.”

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About The Author

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, a history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She writes about pop culture for several publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, BBC Culture, Entertainment Weekly, and others. She grew up in Homer Glen, Illinois, and now lives in New York City. Visit her online at


  • Stephen JacewiczStephen Jacewicz
    A sheer delight for Seinfeld fans and non Seinfeld fans alike!!
  • Mark TrainaMark Traina
    If you love Seinfeld you love this book
  • Bryan SBryan S
    It’s Seinfeld! Most of the info was known before but it was a good read and there are a few things I learned while reading the book.
  • Ronald GrossRonald Gross
    Just so so Most of the info was already common knowledge to Seinfeld fans. Easy fast read but not much new to take away. Not really worth the time or money. Alot of extraneous material after finale chapter, should have had more info about show episodes.
  • andsoitgoesandsoitgoes
    LibraryThing Review A must read for any Seinfeld fan. Great background information, was surprised to learn that everything that happened in the show was based on a true experience of one of the many writers. Dragged a litte in the end but otherwise interesting.
  • Pug CakePug Cake
    Review: Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything Interesting book and fun trip down memory lane. Wished there was more on-set gossip less about the writers and a LOT less about the online fan groups.
  • BarbaraBarbara
    Review: Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything A little rambling, but worth the read if you’re a Seinfeld fan.
  • Patrick TierneyPatrick Tierney
    Review: Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything A serviceable, light read. Various tidbits about the creation of the show, and some of the smaller characters, were interesting. She spent too much time on the many different writers on the show, the details of which were largely indistinguishable. All in all, about what you would expect.
  • Holly StoutHolly Stout
    Review: Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything This book takes you back to the wonderful memories of the Seinfeld sitcom. Really enjoyed this book that I won from goodreads. Had wonderful facts about the story and the sitcom. Great information and little tid bits!
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