The work will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India.
Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a 21-year-old college student in the fall of 1975, Mr. Seinfeld has written all his own material and saved everything.
“Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld said. “So, I have every piece of stand-up comedy I thought was worth saving from 45 years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.”
For his book, Mr. Seinfeld has selected his favorite material and organized it decade by decade. “Not only is the book brilliantly crafted and laugh-loud loud funny on every single page, but readers will be able to see Jerry and his comedy evolve through the years,” said Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster. “We are honored to be Jerry Seinfeld’s publisher and expect his book to be both a highlight of 2020 and a lasting work for anyone who appreciates the thrilling but unforgiving art of stand-up comedy writing.”
Mr. Seinfeld’s previous work of comedy, Seinlanguage, was a #1 New York Times bestseller, selling over 2.5 million copies over multiple printings.
Simon & Schuster acquired World rights from Mr. Seinfeld’s representatives, Creative Artists Agency (CAA).