Jerry Seinfeld's Is This Anything? collects five decades of comedy from a master of observing quotidian quirks. Line breaks, which scan like poetry, emphasis the cadence of Seinfeld's delivery, revealing something of the secret in how he coaxes laughter: timely pauses. I tried enacting the bit about lost socks to the kids and they just blinked, waiting. But, believe me, it was actually hilarious.