Books

The Jewish Women of Mad Men

The Jewish Women of Mad Men
By October 5, 2010

Over at Slate–a website that is seemingly as Mad Men obsessed as we are–our buddy Rachel Shukert wrote a piece about the Jewish Women of the show.  The article brings up an issue that has been debated here at Jews … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”

Jewcy Interviews: Lisa Birnbach, Author of “True Prep”
By October 5, 2010

Time has treated The Official Preppy Handbook quite well.  Originally published in 1980, The Handbook exists in that strange space between novelty and bible.  Still, I’d like to think it has a larger audience of fans than it does detractors.  … Read More

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How Much Philip Roth Can You Take???

How Much Philip Roth Can You Take???
By October 5, 2010

If the answer to the question posed in the headline is “I can never get enough Philip Roth,” then you my friend, are in luck. At NPR, Roth’s newest book, Nemesis, is reviewed, and an excerpt is provided.  Just in … Read More

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James Franco Options Stephen Elliott’s “The Adderall Diaries”

James Franco Options Stephen Elliott’s “The Adderall Diaries”
By September 30, 2010

Big Jewcy alumni Stephen Elliott is having a good week. First his book, The Adderall Diaries,  gets the paperback treatment.  Then it’s announced that James Franco has optioned the book, and plans to write, direct and star in the film … Read More

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Israel Gets Porkier

Israel Gets Porkier
By September 29, 2010

It seems the current cultural trend of Jews openly celebrating their love of pork, opening restaurants such as Traif in New York and Animal in Los Angeles has arrived in Israel. Jeffery Yoskowitz of The New York Times reported today … Read More

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Man Writing Book Wants Christopher Hitchens to Die Soon

Man Writing Book Wants Christopher Hitchens to Die Soon
By September 29, 2010

Over at The Faster Times, a piece titled “Why It Would Be Better if Christopher Hitchens Died Sooner Rather Than Later” does a really good job at grabbing your attention, but also makes you question your faith in humanity when the … Read More

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6 Baseball Books to Read Instead of Watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs

6 Baseball Books to Read Instead of Watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs
By September 28, 2010

My predictions for the final outcome of the 2010 MLB season are dire.  Either: The Yankees will surge, and once again, win it all. It will end up being a mediocre World Series match-up between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman

Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman
By September 27, 2010

Of literature Thomas Carlyle wrote, “All that mankind has done, thought, or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” No critic in American life today does more to excavate that magic within texts than … Read More

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