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Yiderati Book Picks: “Please Take Me off the Guest List” by Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield

Yiderati Book Picks: “Please Take Me off the Guest List” by Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield
By September 20, 2010

Sometimes you find books that are the total package: great writing, beautiful design, and great photos. But please keep in mind that trifecta is a rare thing in this day and age. The trio behind Please Take Me off the … Read More

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Weekly Yiderati: Allen Ginsberg: Pop Star, Our Bodies Our Junk, Darin Strauss, Soviet Jews, and More

Weekly Yiderati: Allen Ginsberg: Pop Star, Our Bodies Our Junk, Darin Strauss, Soviet Jews, and More
By September 17, 2010

The Forward reviews When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle To Save Soviet Jewry by Gal Beckerman. Arthur Russell recordings from 1977, featuring Allen Ginsberg, have been unearthed and will be released on Press Pop Gallery … Read More

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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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