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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book


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ISBN13: 9781592402304
ISBN10: 1592402305
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What are the secrets behind the creation of Larry David's hit show?

Fans can finally find out with this long-awaited companion guide to the Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning series. Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book is complete with stories about Larry David's childhood, his roots as a stand-up comic, and his various writing jobs before the breakthrough of Seinfeld. Readers will enjoy dating stories from his bachelor years, discover how he met his future wife, Laurie David, and learn why Cheryl Hines was picked to play his TV wife. A highlighted map of Santa Monica shows locations where favorite Curb scenes were filmed, such as the Toyota of Hollywood where Larry works as a car salesman.

Ever wonder if there's a story behind the creation of Krazee-Eyez Killa's infamous rap? There is, and it's in this book, along with the tale of the ordinary afternoon lunch where the idea for Curb Your Enthusiasm was first formed. Perhaps best of all, fans can finally see Larry David's original scene outlines — just a few sentences from which the actors improvise — which eventually evolve into the carefully edited comedy that we see on air.

After five hilarious seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book offers fans an intimate view of the people, experiences, and stories behind one of television's funniest shows.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book is filled with hilarious images, insights, and behind-the-scenes moments, including:

  • Original interviews with and commentary from more than 100 cast and crew members, guest actors, comics, and friends and family, including Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and Richard Lewis
  • An in depth, four-section interview with Larry David, covering everything from his childhood in Brooklyn to his emergence into the world of comedy and television.
  • Never-before-seen outlines from the show that are the basis for episode storylines.
  • Detailed episode guides for the show's first five seasons.


"[A] neurotic thriller of epic proportions." (Grade: A) Entertainment Weekly


This much-anticipated book is the official companion to HBO's hilariously neurotic, wildly popular, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning comedy. Includes interviews with cast members, never-before-seen show outlines, and more than 100 full-color photos.

About the Author

Deirdre Dolan began her writing career with a television column ("NYTV") for The New York Observer. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Premiere, and US Weekly. She was a producer on Jimmy Kimmel Live and has written for television.

Melcher Media (producer) is an award-winning book packager and publisher that has conceived and produced projects for a diverse group of clients from MTV, HBO, and Condé Nast to the Smithsonian Institution. A sample of Melcher Media's award-winning books include: Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell; The Pop-up Book of Phobias; 100 Years of Harley-Davidson; The Lucky Shopping Manual; and In Style: Secrets of Style.

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Brian Seifert, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by Brian Seifert)
Are there enough neurotic people in your life? Do you wish you could find out where they come from and learn about one in particular who is outrageously funny?
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book might be for you. Larry David, creator and star of the HBO series, explains why we love to watch him kvetch so much. It has scripts and notes from the episodes, but the real meat is in the behind the scenes stuff. You can find out where Larry came from, how the series is put together, and learn about the cast.
Of course, the big question is also addressed: is Larry really as neurotic as he seems in the show? Check out what his real wife has to say.
David also shares interesting thoughts about his work on "Seinfeld" and explains what's going on with his teeth.
Get this book if you laugh at Larry and especially if you secretly think you might be just a little like him.
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The Book
Dolan, Deirdre
United states
Television - Guides & Reviews
Television - Reference
Television comedies
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Grade Level:
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10.24x7.88x.97 in. 2.30 lbs.
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