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Is this Anything?

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I love Seinfeld the series, and even sometimes like Jerry's Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee. Alas, this audiobook, which puts his voice front and center and has no supporting cast, feels a bit like a retread of some of his best bits. It didn't offer quite the distraction from the news of the world that I was hoping for.
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This was entertaining. I couldn't imagine another narrator, so I'm glad Seinfeld read it himself. I didn't love the other voice that would pop in with chapter headings. It broke up the flow too much.
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I once read that Jerry Seinfeld writes something every day. Not a full comedy special, and sometimes not even a full joke - just always some observation or thought. You'd imagine after a decades-long career in comedy, that'd be a lot of material - and you'd be correct.

I loved Jerry's introduction into his love of Stand-Up Comedy; it reminded me of so many other stories of comedy greats. After his memoir-like prologue, he gets into the good stuff. This was totally unexpected (as I didn't read the book description before requesting... again!) - the rest of the book is a giant collection of Jerry Seinfeld's materials from over the years. This was the BEST surprise to me, and listening to this audiobook brought me back to a time where I'd be sitting in my parents' living room as a young kid listening to all of the comedy specials on tape that the local library had. In other words, this is my favorite kind of audiobook!

If I had to point out one thing that wasn't perfect for me about the audiobook, it's that there is a separate narrator from Jerry Seinfeld who announces the title of each of Jerry's jokes. It was helpful to know when Jerry was switching from comedy bit to comedy bit. However, the narrator sounded like the voice of the British Underground system who tells you "you're on the Northern Train, terminating in Cockfosters." The juxtaposition between posh British and native Brooklyn accents were a bit jarring at times, but mostly added to the humor of each situation!

If you love Seinfeld (duh!), Steve Martin's Born Standing Up, Judd Apatow's Sick in the Head, any funny podcasts, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (also, duh!), or are just looking for a laugh - this is the book for you!
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