Jerry Seinfeld picks out his best comedy writing over the last five decades
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
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 student in autumn 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 favourite material, organised 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.
“Jerry Seinfeld's new book, Is This Anything? ... I enjoy opening it, pretending I'm Jerry and making my wife laugh with Jerry's material.
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book in twenty-five years from “one of our great comic minds” (The Washington Post) features Seinfeld’s 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 this “trove of laugh-out-loud one-liners” (Associated Press), you 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.
On this approach, the most natural interpretation of "All A is all B" is this: Anything that is an A is identical with anything that is a B. Taken literally ...
Author: Robert J. Fogelin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Robert Fogelin here collects fifteen of his essays, organized around the theme of interpreting philosophical texts. The essays place particular emphasis on understanding the argumentative or dialectical role that passages play in the specific context in which they occur. The somewhat surprising result of taking this principle seriously is that certain traditional, well-worked texts are given a radical re-interpretation. Throughout the essays reprinted here, Fogelin argues that, when carefully read, the philosophical position under consideration has more merit than commonly believed. Included are essays dealing with texts from the works of Plato, Aquinas, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Price, Hamilton, and Wittgenstein.
Has this anything to do with the money that is flatiron pieces of land a little distance beyond the entrance into paid by property owners , or is this ...
Author: United States. Congress
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Nor has this anything to do with the quality of the work ; difficulty does not make a work better or worse than simplicity . The only thing that is required ...
Author: Marcel Dick
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. ; Queenston, Ont. : E. Mellen Press
A volume containing eight essays by the honouree, the Hungarian-born American composer Marcel Dick, who is one of the very last members of Arnold Schoenberg's inner circle during the 1920s and whose place in the history of the Second Viennese School is assured. It includes studies of Dick's music, an appendix on The Marcel Dick Collection at Case Western Reserve University, and another appendix covering Marcel Dick's curriculum vitae. Contributions by Walter A. Strauss, Joan Allen Smith, Wendy Williams Keyes, Michael Nott, Anne Trenkamp, John G. Suess, John K. Ogasapian, Jody D. Rockmaker, and many others are also featured.
As to the motion before the House it has been discussed in all its aspects and the one thing that seems to have been conclusively established from the ...
Author: Govind Ballabh Pant
v. 1. covers 1906 to 1924 -- v. 2. covers 1924 to 1925 -- v. 3. covers 1925 to 1926 -- v. 4. covers January 1927 to March 1928 -- v. 5. covers June 1928 to December 1934 -- v. 6. covers January 1935 to September 1936 -- v. 7. covers September 1936 to December 1937 -- v. 8. covers January-December 1938 -- v. 9. covers January 1939 to August 1942 -- v. 10. covers [September 1942 to March 1946] -- v. 11. covers April 1946 to August 1947 -- v. 12. covers August 1947 to March 1949 -- v. 13. covers April 1949 to August 1951 -- v. 14. covers September 1951 to March 1953 -- v. 15. covers April 1953 to December 1954 -- v. 16. covers January 1955 to August 1956 -- v. 17. covers August 1956 to December 1958.
Predictability and unpredictability. Each person's balance is different. Some people value more chaos, and others value more structure. Where that line is drawn is up to you. This book highlights the unpredictable side.
Author: Christina Roth
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
What could a book titled The Art of Unpredictability be about? This is probably why you're skimming through the description to decide if this is worth the time, or if it will end up as another Amazon purchase you'll leave on a bookshelf to collect dust. Honestly, this book is more about balance than anything. You see, we all need an equal balance of routine and surprise in our lives. Predictability and unpredictability. Each person's balance is different. Some people value more chaos, and others value more structure. Where that line is drawn is up to you. This book highlights the unpredictable side. Because I think most people tend to steer toward structure and aim to control their life when they really should let go and just say "yes" more often. That guy who has excuses all the time? I hate that guy. I've collected the best moments and challenges of Las Vegas adventures, Coldplay concerts, and major car crashes to reveal how you can develop my strongest personality trait-being completely unpredictable. I hope that as you venture through each chapter's stories, you'll be more inspired to take on each day as if it were a videogame. You get to create your own rules, the boundaries are limited only by your creativity, and the best part is that anything is possible... I know, you've heard that before. But how many people do you know who actively prove it?
Epiphany Christology is the unpacking of the implications of these last two ... which I leave it to the rest of this book to defend, is this: nothing really ...
Author: John C. Meagher
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Argues that Christianity has been compelled to share the world stage with more forceful religions, and argues that it must change in order to continue to be a moral force in the future
This ( though I know I should not say it ) is perhaps the most satisfying lane ... Yet is it so , or is this nothing other than the sound of the gale as it ...
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
English Country Lanes is a lyrical celebration of the beauties of the lanes of the English countryside. Gareth Lovett Jones, who has travelled through and photographed the lanes for over twenty years, has produced, in a perfect unity of text and pictures, the most comprehensive book on the lanes yet published.The emphasis throughout is on exploring by bicycle - 'pootling' in the words of the author - and the book rejects the stance of conventional guide books, which lead the reader passively by the hand, and replaces it with an exhortation to pioneering independence. By giving details of ten networks ranging from Yorkshire to Somerset, he demonstrates how we can all discover the delights of the lanes for ourselves. The book also takes a long hard look at the destruction going on unnoticed every day in the countryside and calls for measures to stop this and to begin restoring something of what has been lost.A combination of celebration and elegy, English Country Lanes is a visual feast as well as thought-provoking and exhilarating.
It is this : Whatever you do you must enjoy , or you may not do it . No matter what it is , if you find that you are not enjoying it , you must stop right ...
Author: Arthur Deikman
Publisher: Penguin Adult Hc/Tr
Decries the deceptiveness and self-destructiveness of determining individual identity in accordance with the world and people around us and explains the process of discovering and channeling one's inner energy as the basis of true individual reality