Is This Anything? - Jerry Seinfeld

Is This Anything?

Author: Jerry Seinfeld

  • Publication Date: 2020-10-06
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
3.5 Score: 3.5
(From 13 Ratings)


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.


  • Don’t bother

    By Allrews
    Love Jerry, love the sitcom, but this book really, really, bad. I am a die hard Sienfeld fan where I have viewed most if not all episodes. I enjoy Jerry during his stand up acts as well, his takes are smart, delivery spot on, great! This book I had to put down after about a 1/4 of the way through, most of the jokes I have heard, nothing really new. My hope was more insight into the life of a stand up comic, book form of his Coffee, Cars & Comedians show, not even close. Can’t believe Jerry would put out something like this, he is so detailed oriented, perfectness to a tee, I am really surprised and disappointed. I usually can soldier through a bad book but sorry, not happening here need to move on.