Seinfeld by Jerry Oppenheimer
The Making of an American Icon

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The never-before-told story of how Jerry Seinfeld made his dream come true -- of how this very ambitious, extremely driven, compulsively perfectionistic carefully worked his way up through the knock-down-drag-out world of stand-up comedy as it began to explode in the mid-1970s, & how he went on to co-create in the late 80s what is considered to be the most successful TV sitcom in its history. From the start, Jerry has been extremely private about all aspects of his personal life. For more than a year, Oppenheimer conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Jerry s closes friends, family members, bus. assoc., lovers, & fellow comedians who spoke candidly, painting a riveting portrait of the beloved & talented comedian.


About Jerry Oppenheimer

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JERRY OPPENHEIMER is the bestselling author of unauthorized biographies of public figures including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour, Rock Hudson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Ethel Kennedy, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Hilton family. In addition to being a biographer he has also worked in several different capacities as a journalist, including as an investigative reporter and a producer of television news programs and documentaries.
Published October 12, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Celebrity biographer Oppenheimer (Martha Stewart: Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography) now turns his penetrating eye to the notoriously private multimillion

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Oppenheimer spares nothing—and no one—in this saucy exposé, covering Seinfeld's modest beginnings in Massapequa, Long Island (Seinfeld famously quipped that the town's name is Indian for "near the mall"), his days at SUNY Oswego and then Queens College, his introduction to the booming 1980s comed...

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''Who are these people?'' goes the generic Seinfeld punchline.

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Oppenheimer, the author of books on Martha Stewart and the Clintons, also delves into Seinfeld's childhood connection to alleged crime boss and neighbor Carlo Gambino (Kal, Jerry's dad, was a poker buddy of the don's) and his dating Bachelor Party sexpot Tawny Kitaen.

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