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First edition cover.
AuthorJerry Seinfeld
Cover artistAnnie Leibovitz
CountryUnited States
Publication date
1993 (hardcover), 1995 (Paperback)
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages180 pp
ISBN0-553-09606-0 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-553-56915-5 (paperback)
LC Class93-14467

SeinLanguage is a 1993 book written by Jerry Seinfeld. SeinLanguage was critically acclaimed[1] and scored a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list.[2] The title is a play on words, taking advantage of how the first four letters of "Seinfeld" are a homonym of "sign" (as in sign language).


  • Introduction
  • Freeway of Love
    • Jokes about dating, sex, and relationships
  • Personal Maintenance
    • Jokes about health and physical appearance
  • Paldom
    • Jokes about friendship and phone calls
  • Shut Up and Drive
    • Jokes about driving and air travel
  • Job Security
    • Jokes about office life and various vocations
  • The Thing Is the Thing
    • Jokes about money, crime, and television
  • Out and Back
    • Jokes about sports, going out, and apartments
  • The Ride of Your Life
    • Jokes about childhood, parents, and old age


  1. ^ Chambers, Veronica (1993-09-14). "It Gives All the Seins of a Successful Work : SEINLANGUAGE" (etext). Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  2. ^ "New York Times Best Seller Number Ones Listing". Retrieved 2009-01-07.