03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Seinfeld Defends Wife Against Plagiarism Charges, Says She "Isn't In This For The Money Or The Publicity"

Jessica Seinfeld, the comedian Jerry Seinfeld's wife, has a hot best seller with "Deceptively Delicious," a cookbook for parents of picky eaters. Ms. Seinfeld's celebrity and an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" have helped propel the book to the No. 1 spot on the hardcover Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list in The New York Times, where it will make its debut a week from Sunday.

But a number of readers posting on and and other Web sites have pointed out some similarities between Ms. Seinfeld's book, which was published this month by Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins, and another cookbook published by Running Press, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group, in April.

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