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Seinfeld defends wife against plagiarism on Letterman…

Posted by Media Outrage on October 31, 2007

Seinfeld and Letterman

Seinfeld addressed the allegations that his wife is guilty of plagiarism in her new book “Deceptively Delicious”. Seinfeld says his wife did not plagiarize.

“So there’s another woman who had another cookbook — and it was a similar kind of thing, with the food and the vegetables in the food — and my wife never saw the book, read the book, used the book,”

“But the books came out at the same time. So this woman says, `I sense this could be my wacko moment.’ So she comes out … and she accuses my wife. She says, `You stole my mushed-up carrots. You can’t put mushed-up carrots in a casserole. I put mushed-up carrots in a casserole. It’s vegetable plagiarism,'” Seinfeld joked.

“I love the term `plagiarism’ for this little event,” he said. “Because it used to be you had to really take a theme from a major novel, some sort of literary narrative. Now, you’re in your kitchen making brownies, you sneak a little spinach in there, your name’s dragged through the mud.”

Both books are best sellers. “Deceptively Delicious” has more than 1 million copies in print, thanks largely to Jessica Seinfeld’s Oct. 8 appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s television program. Sales for “Sneaky Chef” have jumped since the allegations emerged against Seinfeld, with Running Press ordering a new printing of 60,000 copies, for a total of 150,000.

Funny isn’t this what rappers do? Now we have author beef and it really seems to beboosting book sales.


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