The Making of An American IconBook - 2002
Chronicles the popular comedian and actor's early amateur successes, his big break on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," his work with Larry David, and his achievements during the long-running "Seinfeld" sitcom.
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.
Chronicles the popular comedian and actor's early amateur successes, his big break on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, his first television appearances, his work with Larry David, and his achievements during the long-running Seinfeld sitcom.