In less than a decade Jerry Seinfeld has gone from a baby-faced, slightly gawky, but popular stand-up comic to one of Hollywood's most powerful and successful performers. If Johnny Carson was the King of Late Night, then Jerry Seinfeld is currently Ruler of the Known Prime-Time World.
After a nine-year run that began in July 1989, the show that Seinfeld built has come to an end, not because of faltering ratings, but because its star and cocreator, always a master of timing, knows it's best to leave the audience wanting more.
Like Mary Tyler Moore before him, Jerry wants to go out on top. Before he does, many of his millions of fans would enjoy one last, close look at the man who made comedy about nothing mean everything and a comprehensive history of the series that changed the face of television. Jerry Seinfeld provides an in-depth biography and insightful retrospective. It covers Jerry's life from childhood to Hollywood humor mogul, offering an intriguing look into his public persona and private personality, his drives and ambitions, and his complicated love life.
The book also gives an extensive, behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of making Seinfeld.
-- How Jerry and Larry David thought up the series in a few minutes over two cups of coffee
-- The rocky beginnings of the series and its near cancellation
-- From cult phenomenon to mainstream ratings winner
-- In-depth look at Jerry's costars and his partner and series cocreator, Larry David
-- A detailed review of Seinfeld's influence on popular culture
-- A complete chronology of the season leading to the series finale
-- What the future holds for Jerry and his costars
A special episode guideand overview, from the first episode to the one-hour finale, is included.