Jonathan Franzen

Which Big Book Will Keep You Safe?

Which Big Book Will Keep You Safe?
By January 4, 2011

The battle to find out which large Jewish work of fiction was the best wasn’t settled. The one that would stop a bullet was. Read More

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FFJD: Friends…With Benefits? (And Maybe Dental Coverage Too…)

FFJD: Friends…With Benefits? (And Maybe Dental Coverage Too…)
By November 15, 2010

This FFJD post is brought to you by a bus trip from Philadelphia, two bad movie trailers with Natalie Portman, and BBMS Read More

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Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking

Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking
By November 3, 2010

Everything was fine. Then I published a book. Not just any book. A book of Jewish cartoons. A book of Jewish humor. Although it’s just over a hundred pages between two pieces of cardboard, don’t tell me it’s not significant. … Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More

The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More
By October 28, 2010

Our weekly roundup of literary news includes the indie press Melville House turning down an award, Jonathan Franzen hanging with Obama, Myla Goldberg’s new book, David Rakoff’s voice, and so much more. Read More

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