About Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of five books, including the new essay collection (Not That You Asked). See excerpts at www.stevenalmond.com.

A Very Osama Hanukkah

A Very Osama Hanukkah
By December 4, 2007

Of the many strange things George W. Bush has said while president, here is one of the strangest: “I couldn’t imagine someone like Osama Bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah.” Shrub must have figured this sound bite was a … Read More

Am I A Jewish Writer? And Does It Matter? A Self-Interview

Am I A Jewish Writer?  And Does It Matter?  A Self-Interview
By October 16, 2007

My new book of essays, (Not That You Asked), covers a lot of ground: literature, politics, pop culture, sexual shame. It also includes a piece called “Ham for Chanukah” about my unique brand of pork-intensive Judaism. As might be expected, … Read More