Jerry Seinfeld in "Is This Anything?" offers 45 years of "funny bits" that had been written out on yellow legal pads and filed away in old-school accordion folders. Here's the thing, you are either going to love this collection of Seinfeld material or find yourself irked that it's not an autobiography or that there's nothing new here (both points are true). If you are a Seinfeld fan, revisiting his old bits might be like visiting with old friends. Seinfeld's observational humor about the absurdities of life still ring true. And in this time of social distancing, a little laugh about ordinary nothingness of existence might be just the thing to crack a smile or laugh out loud. The material is organized by decade and you can see the change in subject matter as Seinfeld in his early career muses on childhood and dating, to marriage, kids, technology, and getting older. In that way, it could be described it as an "impressionistic autobiography told through jokes." I opted for the print, and could literally hear Seinfeld's voice as I read. Listening to the audiobook might even be better.

[]
[]
To Top