Score: 4
From 79 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: TV
  • File Size: 16956923 Bytes


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, sho...

Homey Don't Play That!


  • Author: David Peisner
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • File Size: 3242533 Bytes


“A fascinating inside look at the trailblazing series” (Entertainment Tonight)—discover the behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color.Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color. Inspired by Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans created a television series unlike any that had come before it. Along the way, he introduced the world to Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention his own br...

Seinfeldia
Score: 3.5
From 106 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476756110


Seinfeldia Book Description :

"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....

Seinfeldia
Score: 3.5
From 105 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476756127


Seinfeldia Book Description :

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, s...

Seinfeldia
Score: 3.5
From 93 Ratings

Seinfeldia


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1476756104


Seinfeldia Book Description :

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 celeb...

Sex and the City and Us

Sex and the City and Us


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501164835


Sex and the City and Us Book Description :

The bestselling author of Seinfeldia offers a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, in a “bubbly, yet fierce cultural dissection of the groundbreaking show” (Chicago Tribune). This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual—if still often begrudging—respect. The show wasn’t perfect, but it revolutionized television for women. When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer, she didn’t think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventure...

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659238


Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted Book Description :

"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...

Pretty  Pretty  Pretty Good

Pretty Pretty Pretty Good


  • Author : Josh Levine
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554906970


Pretty Pretty Pretty Good Book Description :

Larry David, the man behind two of the most successful and critically acclaimed sitcoms in television history, is the focus of this biography. This unofficial guide follows the career that has accorded him status as a comic genius and garnered a fanatical following—from his early exploits as a stand-up comic to his role as producer and cocreator of Seinfeld and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. It explores the back-story of the conception and development of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a mostly improvised sitcom in which the actor stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The comic’s on- and off-screen relationships with colleagues and friends such as Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Wanda Sykes, Mary Steenburgen, and the cast members of Seinfeld are discussed...

The Real Seinfeld

The Real Seinfeld


  • Author : Mike Costanza
  • Publisher : Wordwise Literary Services
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0966329805


The Real Seinfeld Book Description :

A longtime friend of Jerry Seinfeld's discusses how the television comedian got his start, what the hit television show Seinfeld was really about, and some of Jerry's private jokes...

The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch


  • Author : Kimberly Potts
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538716595


The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch Book Description :

In celebration of the Brady Bunch's 50th anniversary, TV writer Kimberly Potts writes a Seinfeldia-like definitive history of the show that changed the family sitcom and made an indelible impact on pop culture. There isn't a person in this country who hasn't heard of The Brady Bunch. Whether it's the show they watched growing up, or the one their parents did--whether adored, or great to poke fun at--The Brady Bunch is unarguably one of the most enduring and inspiring TV shows of our time. It's lived a dozen lives, from its original comedy debut and big-screen movies, to the Emmy-winning TV auteurs it has inspired--everyone from Vince Gilligan to Jill Soloway--and promises to live many more. In The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch, TV and pop culture...

Pop Star Goddesses

Pop Star Goddesses


  • Author : Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062943705


Pop Star Goddesses Book Description :

A compendium of thirty-five incredible female pop stars whose energies, virtues, and vices make them the ideal role models for our age—powerful women who can teach us all how to discover our own inner goddess. We are living in the age of the music goddess: Beyoncé. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Katy Perry. Britney. Nicki Minaj. Cardi B. Pink. Madonna. Rihanna. Gwen Stefani. Alicia Keys. Kelly Clarkson. Never before have so many women dominated their industry and pop culture itself with such creativity, passion, and force. Visionary and ferociously talented, these women are reshaping our society and our lives. In this stunningly designed compendium, Jennifer Armstrong offers an intimate, up-close look at thirty-five of pop music’s most revered goddess...