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You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    Personally, I loved 'Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother,' and '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.' Yiddishe Mamas is far more entertaining as well as informative, with a lot of heart. Judy Gold's book is different, based upon her show, but extremely funny. If you have to choose, I'd select these, especially as gifts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2007

    a must-read!

    This is the definitive work on the history of the Jewish mother. Antler¿s incisive analysis of a wide range of sources from tv and radio to anthropology and psychology to comedy and literature is both informative and fun. As a historian and a Jewish daughter and mother, I found this book compelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2007

    Highly recommended

    This book offers a truly dynamic analysis of the Jewish mother across time. I found the chapters on the Jewish mother as represented by the engines of popular culture to be particularly informative, and, as a Jewish mother myself, the book helped me to contextualize and interpret some of my own 'helicopter' tendencies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2007

    Perfect book for mom

    What an insightful and heartwarming book. If I didn't already buy my mom a copy, I'd give it to her for Mother's Day. There is a lot of stuff out there on the Jewish Mother - mostly joke books with a lot of sarcasm - but this one is pretty unique. It truly is a thoughtful look at the Jewish Mother and how, for one reason or another, she got a bad reputation because of her love for her family, her strength and courage, etc. But what's really nice are all the anecdotes, jokes, stories and interviews that show a real appreciation for the Jewish Mother and all she embodies. I'm so happy I stumbled across the book it's a no-brainer gift for so many occasions!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2007

    A Little Disappointing

    The book deals primarily with Jewish mothers and media. The material seems a rehash of the author's previous works. If you want a truly superb book on the topic, I'd choose 'Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother.' It's a far more exhaustive and fascinating treatment of the topic by Marnie Winston-Macauley.

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