About Matt Rothschild

Oh, there's quite a bit that I'd like for you to know, but since I want us to be friends, I think I'll just let you figure things out on your own.

Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, Part 3

By December 30, 2008

"Say ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’" Mr. Dennis instructed a student. I could have taken the picture and nobody would have known the difference-nobody but parents ever saw these pictures. But suddenly the Christmas tree was wrong. I didn’t understand why I was so angry … Read More

Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, Part 2

By December 29, 2008

Matt Rothschild, former Lit Klatsch blogger, has allowed Jewcy to post the first chapter of his book, Dumbfounded.  This is the second of three installments. My grandfather’s preoccupation with the rules of our elitist surroundings was probably why our apartment was … Read More

Why I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus, Part 1

By December 22, 2008

Matt Rothschild, former Lit Klatsch blogger, has allowed Jewcy to post the first chapter of his book, Dumbfounded.  This is the first of three installments. My grandfather was a grand storyteller, but you could not count on him for accuracy. As … Read More

The Shelf-Life of a Memoir

By December 5, 2008

About six years ago I began writing my memoir. That I was relatively young – only twenty years old – and wasn’t famous did not seem important. I didn’t even know that I was writing a book until about two … Read More

The Power of Three

By December 4, 2008

My friend Tyson believes in something he calls the Power of Three, which sounds like some New Age mumbo jumbo, but actually makes some sense when you listen. The premise is that when you get three distinct signs (that’s the … Read More

Cooking Up a Memoir

By December 3, 2008

Would you like a croissant? I seem to have 26 lying about in assorted sizes and stages of staleness. I also have tomatoes. Lots of them. You’d think I grew them, actually. You’d be wrong, for the last thing you … Read More

What I Didn’t Learn in Author School

By December 2, 2008

The first thing they don’t teach you in author school is that the learning curve after your first book is published is pretty steep. You’ve never done this sort of thing before, and everyone you’re working with (agent, editor, publicist, … Read More

In the Beginning

By December 1, 2008

Matt Rothschild, author of Dumbfounded, is guest blogging this week as one of Jewcy‘s Lit Klatsch bloggers. Matt’s book tells the story of his humorous childhood hijinks. Just a moment ago, it occurred to me that I was naked and … Read More