Books

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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Mike Edison Celebrates Banned Books

Mike Edison Celebrates Banned Books
By September 27, 2010

Cock blocking people’s freedom of speech is rightfully unpopular, but that doesn’t make it non-existent. Banned books are, and will continue to be, a subject of discussion for years to come (let’s not forget the Alaskan librarian who came out … Read More

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Authors in Conversation: Gal Beckerman and Jennifer Gilmore

Authors in Conversation: Gal Beckerman and Jennifer Gilmore
By September 22, 2010

Why it took so long for such an impassioned account on the fight to save Soviet Jewry to come out is beyond me.  Judging by the 500+ pages, and several years it took Gal Beckerman to write When They Come … Read More

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