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"An uproarious behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom over coffee and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, achieved mainstream success, "--NoveList.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2017-06-06
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476756110

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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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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2016-07-05
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476756127

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The hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld—the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly forty million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, acclaimed TV historian and entertainment writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!”, Joe Davola gets questioned every day about his sanity, Kenny Kramer makes his living giving tours of New York sights from the show, and fans dress up in Jerry’s famous puffy shirt, dance like Elaine, and imagine plotlines for Seinfeld if it were still on TV.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
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Release: 2016-07-05
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 1476756104

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SEINFELD FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SHOW ABOUT NOTHING

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Nicholas Nigro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2015-06-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781495035364

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"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's deft weave of social history and sharp entertainment reporting explains how [The Mary Tyler Moore Show] made the world safe for Lena Dunham" (Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)—the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast. When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York.” Forty years later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is one of the most beloved and recognizable television shows of all time. It was an inspiration to a generation of women who wanted to have it all in an era when everything seemed possible. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted tells the stories behind the making of this popular classic, introducing the groundbreaking female writers who lent real-life stories to their TV scripts; the men who created the indelible characters; the lone woman network executive who cast the legendary ensemble—and advocated for this provocative show—and the colorful cast of actors who made it all work. James L. Brooks, Grant Tinker, Allan Burns, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel—they all came together to make a show that changed women’s lives and television itself. Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted is the tale of how they did it.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-05-07
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451659238

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Seinfeld. For more than 33 million viewers, the Emmy Award-winning television show has become a Thursday night ritual. Even though the show has ended, Jerry Seinfeld's distinct brand of humor can still be yours. 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, from childhood to cop shows, and from parents to power suits. This must-have book for all fans—and who isn't a fan?—remains available in both paperback and hardcover. From the Paperback edition.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Publisher: Bantam
Release: 2008
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 0553385739

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In this first Cherry Sisters title, Lilian Darcy shows just how tricky mixing family and romance can be! Daisy Cherry hasn't seen rugged landscaper Tucker Reid for ten years. Not since the wedding between him and her sister had been called off, just before the big day! Now she's hired a landscaper to fix the grounds of her parents' Adirondack resort, Spruce Bay. Yes, it's Tucker—he's the best man for the job. Surely that's okay after all this time? Er…no. Her parents go mad. Her big sister disapproves. And her younger sister, Tucker's ex, doesn't know—yet. And none of them know that the instant, wild, intense attraction between Daisy and Tucker has bubbled into a secret affair. That would be explosive. Dynamite. But when it's this good with Tucker, isn't it worth the family fallout…?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Lilian Darcy
Publisher: Harlequin
Release: 2013-09-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781460318423

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If you look closely, Shakespeare is all around us. From nightclubs and suburban mall food courts to the theatre where Lincoln died, from coffee mugs to shopping bags—William Shakespeare’s literary power is so intense and so widespread that it intrudes into the material world. How Shakespeare Changed Everything, by novelist and esquire columnist Stephen Marche, takes us on a delightful tour through the continuous stream of Shakespeare’s influence on the world stage. The gifted playwright who moves audiences to laughter and tears has also moved history. Marche summons up the great Bard in the most unexpected places. He explains the political currency of Shakespeare in both democracies and totalitarian regimes; during World War II, Churchill, Hitler and Stalin all appealed to Shakespeare’s works. Packed with fascinating tidbits, How Shakespeare Changed Everything takes a deep look at how Shakespeare’s spirit permeates our everyday lives, and, more importantly, how the world as we know it would not exist without Shakespeare. Did you know: Shakespeare coined somewhere in the vicinity of 1,700 words, including lacklustre, fashionable, auspicious, bandit, glow, hush, dawn, gnarled, hobnob, traditional, and even the name Jessica. Abraham Lincoln read Shakespeare aloud as he was sailing up the Potomac days before his death and, through mysterious coincidence, chose Macbeth to recite, the very play in which Shakespeare is believed to have invented the word “assassination.”

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Genre: History
Author: Stephen Marche
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Release: 2011-05-10
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443406536

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Discusses the philosophical implications of HBO's popular comedy series,Curb Your Enthusiasm, using the show's main character to debate free will, the repercussions of independence from social conventions and other ethical and existential issues. Original.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Mark Ralkowski
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release: 2012
File: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812697667

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A giddy, humorous introduction to philosophy through the lens of "Seinfeld" asks, is it rational for George to do the opposite? and is there really anything wrong with that? among other important topics.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release: 2000
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812694093

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