by Chelsea Martin Universal Error, February 2012 32 pages, stapled
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you need to check this out ASAP. I'm not sure if "Kramer Sutra" would be considered a book or a zine, but I love it so much I am going to call it a zine so I can include it in this project. The collection explores Kramer's thoughts and feelings, delving deep into his history/backstory/psyche. It's part fan-fiction and part analysis. Everything Martin has written here feels 100% true to my own understanding of Kramer—an often misunderstood but cherished character. Reading this little book was like accessing new/unreleased episodes of a television show I love. I can't help but share my favorite chapter (ON WEDDINGS—inspired, no doubt, by episode 163 "The Slicer"), which made me laugh out loud:
"At a wedding reception, Kramer is put in charge of the meat slicer. Kramer slices the meat so thin that no one can see it, and he brags about this feat. Guests succumb to this social pressure by pretending to pick up slices of turkey, and pretending to chew and swallow them. Later, the guests pretend to pick up slices of ham, and then pretend to chew and swallow that."