About Jennifer Keishin Armstrong


Jennifer Keishin Armstrong has written seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia; When Women Invented Television; Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted; and Sex and the City and Us. Formerly a staff writer at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade, her writing appears in many publications, including BBC Culture, The New York Times Book Review, Vice, New York magazine, and Billboard. She also curates and writes the weekly “Peabody Finds” recommendation newsletter for the prestigious Peabody Awards in broadcasting.

Contact her here, sign up for her newsletter, or follow her on Twitter: @jmkarmstrong. Buy her e-booklet about how she writes books here.

Speaking Highlights

92nd Street Y, American Writers Museum, Nitehawk Cinema, Wheaton College, U.S. National Archives

Press Highlights

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, Morning Joe, Metrofocus, Slate’s Lexicon Valley

"The writing is fizzy and funny, but she still manages an in-depth look at a show that’s been analyzed for decades, giving readers a retrospective as enjoyable as a $20 pink cocktail."

Karin Tanabe
The Washington Post, on Sex and the City and Us

"Ms. Armstrong can write. ... Her book, as if she were a marine biologist, is a deep dive."

Dwight Garner
The New York Times, on Seinfeldia

"Armstrong’s book is in-depth and insightful, with a fangirl’s reverence for the nitty-gritty of the creative process.”

Julia Felsenthal
Vogue, on Sex and the City and Us

“Even for those of us who imagine ourselves experts, Armstrong scatters delicious details throughout her book, like so many Jujyfruits we can’t resist… [I]n describing the making and writing of this singular show, Armstrong is queen of the castle. Her stories about Seinfeld are real—and they’re spectacular.”

Carlos Lozada
The Washington Post, on Seinfeldia