Admirers of Seinfeld’s stream-of-consciousness observations about the minutiae of daily life will find much to enjoy here ... Seinfeld remains immensely popular and fans seeking fresh entertainment will be thrilled to see him in book form.
... not a memoir along the lines of Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up, but it does serve as Seinfeld’s This is Your Life, only with jokes instead of trotting out distant relatives and former teachers ... The bits are presented in their polished form. It might have been instructive for aspiring comedians had Seinfeld illustrated how he took an idea and worked it until it was where he wanted it to be. But they will learn some lessons through the way Seinfeld finds fresh takes on well-trod topics ... Seinfeld’s keen-eyed encapsulations of the minutiae of daily life are testament to the old saw about how in the specific there is the universal ... With the exception of jokes about now-outmoded technology (the BlackBerry), this material doesn’t feel dated ... captures the output of one of our great comic minds, still in thrall to the process of working 'tiny clubs with flimsy stuff, night after night, month after month. And it takes however long it takes' ... And that’s a big deal.
Despite the self-deprecating title, Seinfeld has assembled his greatest hits. Readers will delight in seeing how he mined a shifting landscape of inane commercial products, societal norms, and myriad pet peeves for laughs.