How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying:
Lessons from a Life in Comedy
by Carol Leifer
Quirk Books. 224 pages, $19.95
EVEN IF her name doesn’t ring a bell, you are familiar with Carol Leifer’s work. She’s a stand-up comedy crony of Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld, wrote for Seinfeld, SNL, and The Larry Sanders Show, headlined her own sitcom for a year, and opened for Sinatra in Vegas. In How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying, Leifer shares stories from life at home and on the road, shaping them into a useful (and funny) collection of tips for up-and-comers in any field.