Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm
was a cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world, altering the lives of everyone it touched. Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, comedians and co-creators of Seinfeld
, never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. Nine years later, nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly to watch a show about nothing.
Join us for a discussion with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
, author of the hilarious New York Times
bestseller, Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
, as she tells behind-the-scenes stories about Seinfeld
from the people who knew it best: writers, actors, directors, producers, NBC executives,the "Real Kramer," the "star" of Rochelle Rochelle
, and more. Seinfeldia
will be available for sale and signing. To purchase the book in advance from the Museum Store, click here
To watch a short interview with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong from Kirkus Reviews
, click here
To read an interview in Slate
about the world of Seinfeld today, click here
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About the Book
About the Author Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
is the latest from acclaimed TV historian and entertainment writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
. In 2013, she wrote the highly acclaimed Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
. For hardcore fans and general pop-culture lovers alike, Seinfeldia
celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant.
Profiling one of the most influential works of pop culture of the past 25 years, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong provides an inside-the-writer's-room view of how the show's ridiculous plotlines came together, and the real-life inspirations behind them. With dozens of never-before-told stories, as well as never-before-published personal photos, in a starred review
"a wildly-entertaining must-read."
Event type:Books & Writers
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where she spent most of her time putting on shows in her parents’ garage, studying TV Guide, devouring Sweet Valley High books, and memorizing every note of every George Michael song. This finally came in handy when she got a job at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade. She’s now the TV columnist for BBC Culture and also writes for several other publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, The Verge, and Dame. Her history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, was published 2013. She lives in Manhattan.