Books

The Opinionated Jewish Man: How the Hell did This Book About Vampire Nazi Hunters Make it to Paperback?

The Opinionated Jewish Man: How the Hell did This Book About Vampire Nazi Hunters Make it to Paperback?
By September 15, 2010

I know a little about the publishing industry, and I know that a book has to do decent (in terms of sales) to merit a trade paperback release a year after it’s come out. Using that tiny bit of logic, … Read More

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Jewcy Aligns Itself With Highbrow Author

Jewcy Aligns Itself With Highbrow Author
By September 14, 2010

Rachel Shukert puts out a book, then Rachel Shukert gets “Highbrow” in the always important New York Magazine “Approval Matrx,” and on Wednesday Rachel will be up on stage for the latest version of the Jewcy Yiderati series, “3-Minute Guilt … Read More

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Jewcy Talks to “Guru” Guru Wendy Shanker

Jewcy Talks to “Guru” Guru Wendy Shanker
By September 13, 2010

Author and comedienne Wendy Shanker made her audience laugh, cry, and above all, praise her talent with The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, which was released by Bloomsbury USA in the spring of 2004 and has been subsequently released in … Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Roth vs. Auster, Shukert Travel Tips, Love Letters, Pekar Project, and More

The Weekly Yiderati: Roth vs. Auster, Shukert Travel Tips, Love Letters, Pekar Project, and More
By September 3, 2010

At 3:AM Magazine:  Philip Roth vs. Paul Auster At Electric Literature: An excerpt, “For the Love of Juche” by Adam Johnson. At the Paris Review blog: Adam Wilson writes a love letter to Elvis Costello. At The Forward: Rachel Shukert … Read More

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Reviewed: “Everything is Going to be Great” by Rachel Shukert

Reviewed: “Everything is Going to be Great” by Rachel Shukert
By August 2, 2010

Harper Perennial 309 Pages The 21st Century has been good to women that write books about their personal lives.  Some would say that it’s the post Bridget Jones Diary/Sex in the City market that has made this possible, but works … Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Jonathan Ames Breaking the Law, Shteyngart Talks to The Paris Review, Israel Joshua Singer and More

The Weekly Yiderati: Jonathan Ames Breaking the Law, Shteyngart Talks to The Paris Review, Israel Joshua Singer and More
By July 29, 2010

Everybody talks about his brother Isaac, but people forget that Israel Joshua Singer was a great writer too. Gary Shteyngart is interviewed at the Paris Review blog/Gary Shteyngart equates the Paris Review with being “pretentious” in said interview. The dream … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine

Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine
By July 26, 2010

In 1997, Starlee Kine, then a bookstore clerk living in New York’s East Village, was interviewed by This American Life’s Paul Tough for a segment about her tumultuous relationship with her neighbor “Helga”. This chance meeting changed Kine’s life forever: … Read More

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The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything

The Gary Shteyngart Guide to Just About Everything
By July 23, 2010

We had fun talking to him a few months back, and enjoy talking about his eating habits, but our friends at The Rumpus dug a little deeper, and got some very interesting tidbits out of the writer of Super Sad … Read More

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