Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon

Seinfeld The Making of an American Icon The never before told story of how Jerry Seinfeld made his dream come true of how this very ambitious extremely driven compulsively perfectionistic carefully worked his way up through the knock down

  • Title: Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon
  • Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
  • ISBN: 9780060188726
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The never before told story of how Jerry Seinfeld made his dream come true of how this very ambitious, extremely driven, compulsively perfectionistic carefully worked his way up through the knock down drag out world of stand up comedy as it began to explode in the mid 1970s, how he went on to co create in the late 80s what is considered to be the most successful TThe never before told story of how Jerry Seinfeld made his dream come true of how this very ambitious, extremely driven, compulsively perfectionistic carefully worked his way up through the knock down drag out world of stand up comedy as it began to explode in the mid 1970s, how he went on to co create in the late 80s what is considered to be the most successful TV sitcom in its history From the start, Jerry has been extremely private about all aspects of his personal life For than a year, Oppenheimer conducted in depth interviews with scores of Jerry s closes friends, family members, bus assoc lovers, fellow comedians who spoke candidly, painting a riveting portrait of the beloved talented comedian.

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    • Jerry Seinfeld says:

      Very good book, truly inspiring.

    • Mikesloan8 says:

      Jerry Oppenheimer did a nice job in straying from a book of glorification. Going in, I believed this text would chronicle all of Jerry's successes and accomplishments in a way that made him look like a perfect specimen. However, each chapter seemed to end by pointing out his flaws, his downfalls: he abandoned not only his hometown but the Jewish community there, he's commitment-phobic, he devastated his college sweetheart EIGHT times with breakups, he stole away a married woman and then a newlyw [...]

    • Miguel Alvarez says:

      The book is essentially about Jerry Seinfeld's life from the day he was born to the early 2000s, starting with a back story of both his parents (mainly his father). However, if you're hoping to get a nice "insider" towards the actual Seinfeld sit com, then you're out of luck because the book only covers the show very briefly. But it does tell events leading up to the creation of the show in great detail.I enjoyed the book because it gave me different perspective of who Jerry really is and what m [...]

    • Chris says:

      This book is an unauthorized biography of the well known comedian. It tells his life story up until just after his marriage and birth of his first child. Interesting book - really delves into his background and gives a clear portrait of the determination and drive he had to succeed as a comedian.

    • Elaine says:

      Bitchy, but satisfying in its detail. Anyone who grew up on Long Island in the 1960s will catch the authentic flavor of the place and times. I didn't follow the TV show that closely, but now feel I know a lot more about Jerry Seinfeld than I did. The book is now slightly out of date, since he and his wife have had two more children since this bio was published.

    • Lisa says:

      Very interesting biography of comedian and TV legend Jerry Seinfeld. The author does a good job covering Jerry's growing-up years, his early attempts at doing stand-up comedy, and the influential people he met along the way who helped him along in his career. There is also much about his various girlfriends, most of whom stayed under the radar for years until his TV show hit it big. At the end of the book, Jerry is married to Jessica Sklar Nederlander (who left her new husband after just a few w [...]

    • Nancy says:

      I think that this book provided me with a pretty clear picture of Jerry Seinfeld, and it isn't a pretty picture. Narcissistic? Entitled? Yes, it appears to me that Jerry Seinfeld is rather shallow. The book spent way too much time on the genealogy of Eric and Jessica's families. In fact, the detailed backstory of every single person and Jerry Seinfeld's life was way overblown. Photographs would have added a lot. Of course as a fan of the sitcom, I would have enjoyed learning more about the cast [...]

    • Cathy Koerner says:

      An immensely detailed description of Jerrys life. Not very flattering of his character or behavior, that is the way he is. He may be a funny guy, but he isn't very nice.

    • David Keep says:

      Fairly dreadful. Reads like an overlong piece of tabloid tat

    • Alan says:

      One of the most poorly-written and badly-edited biographies it's ever been my displeasure to read. The author's obsessive accounting of every possible indication that Seinfeld is probably gay ultimately implies, quite strongly, that the comedian's notorious public relationships (one with a 17-year-old girl when Seinfeld was 39, one with a married woman who later left her husband and married Seinfeld, bearing his children) are merely cynical distractions from his true sexuality. It could be true, [...]

    • Debra Komar says:

      2.5 stars, rounded upIt seems that all biographies written today fall into one of two camps: either the biographer gushes over their subject, or they hate them. In this case, Oppenheimer does not hide his disdain for his subject. There are constant innuendoes, suggesting Seinfeld is gay (as if that matters - seriously, have we not gotten past this being a scandal by now?) or that Seinfeld is an egotistical jerk.The book was published more than a decade ago, so it is dated. It starts and stops ab [...]

    • Bethany Royer says:

      Being a huge fan of the, "Seinfeld" TV series, (I don't wanna be a pirate! Get out! Not a bra, a bro) I was disgusted with Seinfeld after reading this book. He came across as quite the snob and I can only hope that Oppenheimer simply got it all wrong. Or that I attempted to read too much between the lines, that Seinfeld is nothing BUT money and lime light hungry. Shallow. Callous. Everything I strive to stay away from, what a shame.

    • Judy says:

      I have been a Seinfeld fan ever since his series was on TV in the 1990's. This was interesting but paints him as a much less complex person than he probably really is. Oppenheimer obviously didn't like the woman who ended up being Jerry's wife much. However, the world of the uber-rich is unknown to the majority of us, so who knows what really attracts? All in all, an interesting read but not particularly well-written.

    • Derelict Space Sheep says:

      42 WORD REVIEW:Further to Oppenheimer’s curious use of the definite article in prefacing ‘unauthorised biography’, Australians may question his authority, finding it difficult to read beyond the slipshod fact-checking (page seven) of placing Seinfeld’s father at a WWII army base in Rock Hampton [sic].

    • Leslie says:

      The author implies that Jerry had an affair with comedian George Wallace. I don't know what to think about that. This book is a good overview of Jerry's early life and his quirks that helped skyrocket him to success.

    • Pat Lampe says:

      I read an e version of this book, which I did enjoy. It was a little more detailed than I wanted and I wish it had been in paper so I could skim now and then. But I do now have a pretty thorough account of his life up to his first child.

    • Kerry says:

      The life of Jerry Seinfeld told through the eyes of friends and colleagues. Interesting read if you are a seinfeld fan, and like scandal (Jerry's affairs with a high school student and later a married woman).

    • Theresa Clemen says:

      I did enjoy reading this book - the author did not go on and on and on, about small things, as some do, in these types of books. Actually, I now understand the concept of the Seinfeld show.I would recommend it.

    • Ellen says:

      The complete story about how the show was conceived, the lives of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, and how the show evolved. As a show fan, I enjoyed reading the background to Jerry and one of the best shows on TV.

    • Chris says:

      Excellent biography about Jerry Seinfeld. You can check it out at the Waterloo library.

    • Kris says:

      Interesting but no real surprises here.

    • Phil Steffen says:

      The complete story about how the show was conceived, the lives of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, and the evolution of the show, which is perhaps the best sitcom in the history of television.

    • Susan Yessian says:

      Although well researched, this biography leaves the reader less enamored of Jerry Seinfeld especially in his choice of a wife.

    • Rachael says:

      not funny like Jerry himself, but then again he didn't write it. Rather boring actually, nothing exceptional happened in his life other than becoming one of the greatest comedians of all time.

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