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
I love Jerry Seinfeld's comedy, and of course I loved 'Seinfeld' the show. I know there are some people out there who have no chemistry with the show's humor, but I'm one of those it fits perfectly. I went into this book wondering if it was a musing on life or a mini bio, but found it was none of this. It's 'SeinLanguage' - pieces of Seinfeld's comedy, written on page rather than acted on stage.
The humor is good, it works, he writes well - but it'd be better to sit and watch him perform ...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
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
I think it would've been better if this book was a collection of his essays or something like that, because these quick shots, even if they were grouped together because they addressed the same topic, seemed chaotic. OR I think this is one of those that would've worked PERFECTLY as an audiobook ...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.)
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.
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
I love Seinfeld. However, without his signature delivery style, his material (however hilarious it may be) just doesn't feel ...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
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
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 think, he is quite feminine…
“ The tuxedo is a wedding safety device. Because they know that men are undependable. ...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
Si eres fan de Seinfeld (la serie o el comediante), tienes que leer esto, no tiene narrativa, pero básicamente es un stand up escrito, con cosas que se ven en la serie, y que se escuchan en el disco.
Los chistes ahí estan, solo es de leerlo con el ritmo necesario.
Hay muy buenas observaciones de la vida, la muerte, la homofobia, y el consumismo.
Me gustó un chingo, porque es com ...more
“Seinlanguage,” by Jerry Seinfeld, is a very comical book. Jerry is a stand up comedian who makes jokes about problems that go on in everyone’s everyday lives. The book is mainly his jokes combined with some explanation to the each of them. He does talk about his everyday life throughout some of the book. He goes over relationship advice, money advice, life as a kid, and the issues he strongly disagrees with. He did not have to say much to make you laugh or have to do much explaining to make you ...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