Seinfeldia

Seinfeldia

How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Hardback Publication Date: 01/08/2016

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'Her book, as if she were a marine biologist, is a deep dive... 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.' - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review

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.

ISBN:
9781476756103
9781476756103
Category:
Television
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x30.48mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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.

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