Friday, January 30, 2009


I needed a happy book, so my friend Elaine brought me SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld. It's a short book, but it sure made me laugh! I really needed that while I was waiting in our cold apartment for someone to come and fix the heating!

I love Jerry Seinfeld - I've recently started renting Seinfeld on DVD and it's still SO funny. His books reads very easily - you can picture him actually saying everything live, my brain was doing accents on certain words and everything.

Here are a few passages that cracked me up:
Or, you ever move a TV set in the back of your car? Then you've got to leave the car in the street for a couple of minutes, you put a sweater over the TV. "It's a couple of sweaters, that's all. One of them happens to be square with an antenna coming out of it."
This one is also great:
According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
And this one totally cracked me up, probably because I'm preparing to move and this is exactly how I feel!
When you're moving, your whole world is boxes. That's all you think about. "Boxes, where are the boxes?" You just wander down the street going in and out of stores, "Are there any boxes here? Have you seen any boxes?" It's all you think about. You can't even talk to people, you can't concentrate. "Will you shut up? I'm looking for boxes!"
If you don't know Jerry Seinfeld, you should really check him out, he's one of my favorite comedians.

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Ana S. said...

I LOVE Seinfeld, but for some reason I haven't read this book. Sounds like I need to change that!

joanna said...

Nymeth - definitely! It's really quick reading so I think you'll manage to fit it in!

Lezlie said...

Peter is a *huge* Seinfeld fan. He's got the entire show, every season, on DVD. He is a funny guy!


joanna said...

Lezlie - he sure is!

Mari said...

:) I have this book. It has been years since I read it. Perhaps a reread is in order.

joanna said...

I think it's one of those books you can totally re-read once in a while and still laugh out loud!