In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, SeinLanguage, Jerry Seinfeld has captured on the page his views on topics ranging from Raisinettes to relationships, fro...more
Everyone knows Seinfeld’s humor (if you don’t, I don’t want to know you anymore…simple as that…just leave). He cracks jokes about everyday things that we take for granted, and helps u...more
However, something about his humor style translates very poorly to a book. I don't know what it is. But I read the entire thing, front to back, and counted one quiet chuckle and two smirks.
Seinfeld acknowledges this sh...more
(BTW, I'm a huge fan of Seinfeld and Jerry himself so my review's just 'OK' not because I don't get his sense of humour. I do but I'm not buying it wrapped in a book form.)
Seinfeld puts some good life lessons in his book but adds a little humor to it. I like reading autobiographies more than normal books. It...more
People who like the show - like me - may find it nice to read those sketches, and keep the book on their shelves and treat it as a some kind of written video tape where they can play the sketches back in their minds whenever they want to watch them again.
I love Seinfeld. However, without his signature delivery style, his material (however hilarious it may be) just doesn't feel...more
I think, he is quite feminine…
“ The tuxedo is a wedding safety device. Because they know that men are undependable....more
I read some passages in my "American Accent Training"-exam at uni, and it worked. The teacher (comes from New York) loves Jerry and my reading, and I passed.
Here are three passages from the book:
The fact of life is that people will try and take your possessions. People are going to steal from you. Everybody has their own little personal security things. Things that they think will foil the crooks. You go to the beach, go into the water, put...more
I watched the entire Seinfeld sitcom and I mostly liked it. I hated the end though, and I disliked how Jerry would always go, "and what's the deal with cars anyway? Right? I mean...".
Seinfeld has a unique style, except that you grow tired of it at some point. A sitcom and several comedy gigs were enough; a book compiling the material that was already used and re-used over s...more
I don't claim to be an ardent Jerry Seinfeld fanboy or anything. I've never even seen but a few scenes from his legendary TV series. His monologues have been known to make me laugh. And I like good comedians, particularly the ones who don't depend...more
Jerry Seinfeld makes me laugh. I loved his tv show. I am amazed at how many times I catch myself or my husband referencing that show. We’ve seen every episode more than once because it’s on all the time now and when I’m aimlessly flipping through channels I’ll always stop at Seinfeld.
This is a book of full of his observations, sometimes witty, sometimes sarcastic, but usually entertaining. If you’ve ever seen his stand up then you have heard some of these nuggets of wisdom before. It’s...more
I've grown up revolving Jerry Seinfeld; my dad and mom are both die hard Seinfeld fanatics, so i've adapted to his presence throughout my house. The book SeinLanguage is overflowing with Jerry's most memorable comedy acts. But Jerry isn't just a comedian, he is a genius. His usage of logics and outlook on different perspectives is amazing. SeinLanguage is a coll...more
First of all, I ♥ Jerry Seinfeld. He never fails to make me laugh. There is no one on this planet who, for me, can make the mundane more hilarious than he can.
This book is basically a collection of the stand-up excerpts that used to appear in his sitcom....more
Jerry Seinfeld was the only main character in this book. Other people were mentioned including Jerry’s parents and his close friends, no names were mentioned.
Most of the comedy takes place in New York as it is referenced throughout the...more
If you're a fan of Jerry Seinfeld's unique style of observational humor, enjoy his stand-up, his show, or are just in the mood for something light-hearted, go ahead and pick this up. SeinLanguage is an easy read, but the voice of Seinfeld is clear and present in every word; reading it is like watching him on stage, pacing back and forth, doing his thing, only this time it's all in your head.
From dating, to personal maintenance, to attempting to find a spot in a New York parking lot, the book's s...more
Favorite quotes from the book:
I believe we’re all secretly happy we can’t figure out relationships out. It keeps our minds working. I think we have to be grateful for the one thing in our lives that keeps us from being totally focused on eating.
It’s very important for human beings to feel they are popular and well-liked amongst a large group of people that they have no interest in.
The people that get onto the mo...more