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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying For many years television comedy was an exclusive all boys club until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along blazing a trail for funny women everywhere From Late Night with David Letterm

  • Title: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying
  • Author: Carol Leifer
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  • Page: 383
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  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying By Carol Leifer, For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys club until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time This hilarioFor many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys club until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny, How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors even if you have to use a sledgehammer.

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    1. Guys, I m so bummed This was possibly the most excited I ve ever been about a win, but Carol, you broke my heart The subtitle about this book should honestly be Lessons for Life in a Cubicle Instead of being the great comedy world memoir that every single publishing industry newsletter I d read had promoted it to be, it ended up being a rehash of all the handouts the career center my college used to give out during interview workshops Yes, she mixed in some anecdotes, and they were enjoyable eno [...]

    2. This review originally appeared on She s Got the Book I was recently sent a review copy of Carol Leifer s How To Succeed in Business Without Really Crying Lessons From a Life in Comedy by Quirk Books As is protocol with all review copies, I wasn t asked to write anything positive or to speak about certain things or to lie in any way just give my unbiased opinion, which is exactly what I do in every single review Carol Leifer is a comedienne who has starred in her own televised comedy specials an [...]

    3. 5 Inspirational Stars This book is one that I just want to send to everybody It is full of useful tips and advice that anyone can use, whether or not you want to be a comedian or an actor One of the things I loved about it was that Carol didn t sound bitter or jaded in her writing instead she sounded hilarious and friendly.This is a short review because it s the first time I review a Non fiction humor book, but I look forward to reading and reviewing because I had so much fun reading this It wa [...]

    4. Carol Leifer has been working in comedy for over thirty years, doing standup, writing for sitcoms such as Seinfeld, and occasionally writing jokes for the Academy Award shows She s never quite broken through to the level of Roseanne or Seinfeld, and so she also does corporate gigs, giving motivational talks and such How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying is not the wisecracking memoir I was expecting instead, Leifer has written a book of advice for the aspiring young person who wants t [...]

    5. I won this book through a giveaway In the late 1980 s, I watched an HBO young comedians special hosted by Rodney Dangerfield He introduced some up and coming stand up comedians, including Robert Schimmel, Andrew Dice Clay, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Hicks, and Carol Leifer It was an excellent show, well worth catching on Youtube So I m familiar with Carol Leifer and her stand up act of nearly 30 years ago I also knew that she acted in at least one episode of Seinfeld and had written some episodes That [...]

    6. I thought that this book was fairly engaging and liked the occasional jokes thrown in until I got to the unrepentant fat shaming in Chapter 8 Leifer pays lip service to weight problems caused by health issues but then affirms that on first impressions, she feels that heavier people must be lazy They must not take care of themselves In the context of doing well in job interview, she is essentially saying that she writes off people who weigh when they interview with her Will they care about their [...]

    7. I had heard about this book from Marc Maron s WTF Podcast, and so I assumed this book would be a great read.Not so much.It s not that the book was terrible, there was actually some very useful advice and great stories But the biggest offender was ironically enough, her sense of humour Dear god it became exhausting sensing those punch lines up over the mountain like grey stormy clouds, and just knowing and sensing that a terrible joke was on the way.I feel bad saying that, as she does appear to b [...]

    8. This book was surprisingly bad Judging from her famous friends glowing reviews on the cover, I expected a funny memoir about making money in the business of comedy Instead, this very quick read about 180 pages in about an hour started off with about 65 pages of common sense doled out in hushed tones as if they were pearls of wisdom Some of her amazing advice Take a shower before you go to an interview Read through your emails before you send them Be nice Do what you love My favorite one was Sexi [...]

    9. I wish the publicists didn t insist on labeling this book a hilarious collection of essays Is it hilarious No, not at all, but I don t think that is what Carol Leifer was going for, either This is a very interesting, very solid book that is one part memoir, and one part straight up self help, career inspirational advice I didn t take the title literally, I thought it was just a pun Carol Leifer is an old school Catskills Soupy Sales type, she likes yuks, likes puns She also likes parenthetical r [...]

    10. While not being much of a television watcher, especially of sitcoms, I find the behind the scenes world of show biz to be interesting Carol Leifer shares with the reader or listener, as was the case with me her journey and it is a tale worth hearing Interwoven with her experiences are sound advice, much of which can be applied to anyone s life, not just to someone pursuing a career in comedy It s worth checking out if this sounds like something up your alley.The only reason I don t give this a s [...]

    11. I tried to like this book , I really did it was ok overall, some jokes are amusing but a chunk have fallen flat I m most likely from a different demographic than this is aimed at so I m missing some things and some statements come off as off putting, not offensive but leave me with a bad taste feeling.I m sure the book would be a lot interesting if I knew who the author was before I got the book I didn t know most of the people mentioned and have not watched even one episode of Seinfeld So yea, [...]

    12. I think like many here I was expecting a in depth memoir about Leifer s career I ve seen Leifer do stand up and I ve enjoyed the Seinfeld episodes that bear her fingerprints, and you do get a few anecdotes about working with Jerry and Larry, etc This book, and it s a short one, reads like a inspirational guide to professional success, and after finishing it I can boil it down to one sentence Don t be an asshole Simple as that Leifer credits her success partly to being a nice, gracious person t [...]

    13. How to succeed in Business Without Really Crying, this book as thought me many things, even if the book is written by a Carol Leifer the stand up comedian In this book she teaches us how we attend for an interview, what kinda dress code we have to wear for what interview we are going for She also teaches us that each job has it own struggles and how we should face those struggles She also teaches us if we are running a company what kinda of boss we should be and all The most important thing she [...]

    14. A memoir about a comedienne who wrote for Seinfeld and is said to be the inspiration for Julia Louis Dreyfus character Elaine on that show Check Snazzy pop art ish cover and a title inspired by a Broadway musical Okay, sign me up But Carol Leifer s How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying is a dud I thought I would get insights on how she wrote for the shows including Modern Family but we only get glimpses of those We get a glance of how Lorne Michaels works in SNL, but that s about it E [...]

    15. I remember Carol Leifer I didn t realize the extent of her success From her stand up appearances on late night TV to writing for Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld, Leifer has had a long running, solid career in show business as a comedienne no less Not an easy feat in Hollywood In this book she imparts the wisdom she gained through the experiences she s had in a funny, self deprecating and easy to read guide book of common sense A lot of this book reiterates things my mom always told me and or Iv [...]

    16. Carol Leifer has had an interesting carrier as a comedian and writer on such shows as Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live Unfortunately, this book was just okay for me It was filled with a lot of generalizations and one line zingers some cute, some funny, some kinda stupid I like her attitude in general, but the book seems to be confused as to whether it wants to be a an advice book or a memoir The result is that the advice bits is very beginner level, like a blog, and the memoir bits lacked the in [...]

    17. I received a copy of this book through Quirk Books I must admit that I did not really know who Carol Leifer was until I go the book But even though I didn t know who she was I enjoyed her book She tells her story of how she started out as a comic and all the things she did and people she met to get her to the success that she is today Her book was filled with many great tips that can be used in any profession Also she made me laugh several times I loved the pictures of herself with celebrities t [...]

    18. A little too much memoir to be a career advice book, and a too much career advice to be a memoir of a life in the TV business Most of her advice falls under the category of work hard and be nice to people and you can be successful like me , which is nice, but not terribly helpful She also assumes you have a passion, you know what it is, and want to spend your life working on that thing It s a fast read, and she did some interesting things that I enjoyed reading about writing for Seinfeld, among [...]

    19. How to Succeed provides a refreshing and unique perspective on career advice I particularly enjoyed the glimpses into the world of comedy writing and performing, and how it all fit into Leifer s advice Even though my chosen field is pretty distant from the upbeat world of comedy, I still found some valuable insight from what she had to share Plus, the book is just plain fun to read I ll certainly be on the lookout for that friend who can offer me private jet rides in the future.

    20. Television comedy writing was an all boy club until Carol Leifer.She s best noted for writing for Seinfeld.What I liked most about this book was how Carol tells her story pointing out successes as well as failures and missteps along the way and she tells her story with some humor and humility.She comes across as a strong yet vulnerable woman and let s us know that s okay.Good book.

    21. If you mom was not a Jewish American comedian and you need insightful, but faintly carping, career advice, heavily peppered with namedropping, this is your book In spite of the sound advice, and some very funny moments of career flubs, I wonder why someone as successful and well educated as this woman didn t hire an editor Some chapters are little than elaborate strings of cliches.

    22. Grabbed an advanced copy on a whim from a Random House Quick event at ALA MW 14, and enjoyed it than I expected to Most of Leifer s advice can be found in other books, but she s very funny and dry, and clearly knows from what she speaks.

    23. I received an ARC of this book for free through BookLikes Giveaways I loved this book because in addition to being a memoir, it also gave advice I m a college student and the advice she gave will be incredibly valuable to me when it s time to get a real job.

    24. I found out about comedian Carol Leifer when she was a guest on the Rosie O Donnell show which I used to watch everyday after school I like comedians who don t need to curse during every joke in order to be funny I also recently listened to her interview on The Nerdist podcast hosted by Chris Hardwick, and it motivated me to try her book This memoir was okay I liked her stories about Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld And Joan Rivers And Frank Sinatra There was a lot of name dropping in this book bu [...]

    25. Quick and easy read enjoyed the candor but still wonder if I need to be Jewish to succeed in comedy that comment is dedicated to my closest friends many of whom are Jewish and since when is 1500 wk in the 80s a bad salary She worked hard to get where she is but also had a lot of luck and help along the way own it, Carol This is another one of those my agent told me I need a book deal fun read, but very superfluous Note Her stand up is incredible and I do find her to be warm and inspiring.

    26. Carol s book is fun and informative, and mostly common sense But then, I m middle aged and I ve been through a lot of this I had to learn the hard way, I would ve really benefited from reading this earlier in my life.Leifer reads her own book and I likely wouldn t have bought this without hearing her voice She s really funny and her comic timing and inflection underscores what she s telling us in the most effective way possible.There s great stuff here, I use a lot of the advice she imparts, but [...]

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