Books

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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Watch: Book Trailer for Adam Levin’s “The Instructions”

Watch: Book Trailer for Adam Levin’s “The Instructions”
By September 21, 2010

Big books written by Jews are “in” this year.  First there was Joshua Cohen’s Witz, and next on the list is Adam Levin’s The Instructions. Our pals over at The Rumpus chose it for their next book club selection, and … Read More

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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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