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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allen Salkin Narrator: Allen Salkin with Jerry Stiller and a full cast Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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In one of the most memorable episodes of Seinfeld ever, Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) revealed some of the rituals of a Festivus celebration: a bare aluminum pole, a competition involving feats of strength, and of course, the traditional airing of the grievances.

Transcending television to become a national phenomenon, thousands of people now celebrate Festivus, partly to thumb their noses at the commercialism of the holiday season, but really because Festivus is downright fun! In this terrific, tongue-in-cheek guide, current and aspiring celebrants will learn: how to make their own Festivus pole (hint: tinsel is forbidden); creative ideas for feats of strength competitions; delicious Festivus recipes; hilarious songs; and so much more.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 9/3/2013

    " It's alright. For a book that's supposed to be funny, it's really not all that funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryann | 6/18/2013

    " Poorly written, tons of typos and misspellings, and not at all worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ezzzmeralda | 3/8/2013

    " Pretty funny... but better as a tv show -not a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 2/8/2013

    " This is the best Festivus book you're going to find on the market. I celebrate every year with my closest friends and family and this book provides some good guidelines for the celebration plus has a good history of the holiday (hint: it didn't start with SEINFELD). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/13/2013

    " Funny, but not in a Dave Barry kind of way, more like historically funny. Jerry Stiller does the foreward and it's great to hear his distinct voice on the audiobook. This book was informative about the history of Festivus. Yeah...there's a history. Can you believe it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clacie | 4/12/2012

    " This book was mostly dumb with a few funny parts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tara | 11/2/2011

    " It's too bad the foreword by Jerry Stiller wasn't 140 pages longer... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew McLellan | 6/30/2011

    " Funny, entertaining book on the most foolish holiday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/30/2011

    " IM IN THIS ONE!!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 2/17/2011

    " This book definitely had some funny parts, but it was really not that great of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/15/2011

    " this book's sheer brilliance in humor at some parts made up for the fact that it dragged in others (i.e., the feats of strength don't entertain me). it was well-researched. it mirrors my thoughts on the holiday season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 3/13/2010

    " Finally a holiday I can enjoy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 3/13/2010

    " Finally a holiday I can enjoy... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 12/16/2008

    " It's alright. For a book that's supposed to be funny, it's really not all that funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 9/29/2008

    " Funny, but not in a Dave Barry kind of way, more like historically funny. Jerry Stiller does the foreward and it's great to hear his distinct voice on the audiobook. This book was informative about the history of Festivus. Yeah...there's a history. Can you believe it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 8/14/2008

    " This is the best Festivus book you're going to find on the market. I celebrate every year with my closest friends and family and this book provides some good guidelines for the celebration plus has a good history of the holiday (hint: it didn't start with SEINFELD). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ezzzmeralda | 1/17/2008

    " Pretty funny... but better as a tv show -not a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 12/31/2007

    " this book's sheer brilliance in humor at some parts made up for the fact that it dragged in others (i.e., the feats of strength don't entertain me). it was well-researched. it mirrors my thoughts on the holiday season. "

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About the Author
ALLEN SALKIN has been a journalist for such publications as New York magazine, The Village Voice, and Details. As a reporter for The New York Times, he wrote hundreds of features about food, culture, and media. He lives in New York City.