Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good
Josh Levine
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Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good: Larry David and the Making of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Josh Levine
ECW Press
Paperback
304 pages
July 2010
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Larry David is the co-creator of one of the most clever and enduring comedy series ever written. Seinfeld will go down as maybe the greatest comedic writing to ever make its way onto television, and Josh Levine unveils that process here. Prior to writing for television, David himself was a stand-up comedian with the same acerbic wit he later displayed in his serial writing.

Though he enjoyed insane success with Seinfeld, David's early days were marked with failure and disappointment. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good is about both his achievements and his deadends. Of the former, the author also details Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's post-Seinfeld foray into television. There is an episode guide that goes back to Curb's first appearence on TV on October 17, 1999.

More than anything, the book describes the life of a highly neurotic/highly strung middle-class Jew growing up in Brooklyn, New York. He's able to see the humor in the mean things that happen in life and able to translate those visions onto the television screen. In the great tradition of Jewish humorists such as Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, David ranks right up there as one of the most gifted. Levine's book reveals the man behind the creation.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Steven Rosen, 2010

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