Bar Mitzvah Disco: The Music May Have Stopped, but the Party's Never Overby Nick Kroll, Jules Shell
Bar Mitzvah Disco. Everyone's Invited
Pick up your table card and come be our guest on this journey back to a time when style, music, and lust went hand in hand with a Day-Glo necklace, a pair of Z Cavaricci jeans, and Vuarnet shades. In this parallel universe, tall girls slow-danced/b>/i>
The Music May Have Stopped, but the Party’s Never Over.
Bar Mitzvah Disco. Everyone's Invited
Pick up your table card and come be our guest on this journey back to a time when style, music, and lust went hand in hand with a Day-Glo necklace, a pair of Z Cavaricci jeans, and Vuarnet shades. In this parallel universe, tall girls slow-danced with short boys at arm’s length, suburban break-dance pioneers vied with Lionel Richie fanatics for dance-floor space, Aunt Edna came ready to mount an assault on the dessert buffet in her best lime-green polyester pantsuit, and the phrase “the higher the hair, the closer to God” took on a whole new meaning.
With special appearances from:
AJ Jacobs, 99 red balloons, Ben Lee, the California Raisins, a well-intentioned Burt Reynolds impersonator, Jessi Klein, Joel Stein, DJ Squeak E. Clean, members of Foreigner (circa the Agent Provocateur tour), Sarah Silverman, OJ Simpson, Noah Tepperberg, Wendy Spero, the cast of Breakin’, Mark Ronson, Steve Fortgang and southern Florida’s number one Bar Mitzvah band
Bar Mitzvah Disco is an irresistible journey, two parts Fantasy Island to one part Vegas, rife with gorgeous girls, piles of cash, and ungracious thank-you notes presented straight from the source.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.80(d)
Meet the Author
Roger Bennett and Jules Shell are currently resurrecting a family business together at www.adlerpants.com. Nick Kroll is a contributing writer to Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show and makes frequent appearences on VH1, MTV, and Bravo. For more information, check out www.barmitzvahdisco.com, home of an astounding array of Bar Mitzvah Disco T-shirts.
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Its so awesome to look at these photos and compare how bar mitzvahs have changed over the years. Its a special time cpasule all in its own, showing what people dressed in and the fads of thier times. Its a greeeat read!
I'm not Jewish, but you don't have to be to enjoy this book. Anyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s and even early 90s will enjoy a look back at the styles and decandence of the bar mitzvahs of those times. I love the tacky themes and the memories the now grown-ups have of their bar/bat mitzvah.
I'm a student in Manchester (England), and by chance came across this book and i have not been able to put it down or stop laughing since! Everything from the choice of the foreword being done by the Y.M.C.A, to the mix of celeb bar/bat mitzvah photo's is sheer genius!
i am not jewish but i grew up in Chicago in the eighties which meant that some of the happiest days of my childhood were on teh bar/bat mitzvah circuit and if you grew up in a similar time period... flock of seagulls, laura ashley, cavariccis, vuarnet sun glasses etc. you have to buy this book
this book is close to genius -- it is about bar mitzvahs in the same way animal farm is about pigs and cows... really it is the story of our youth -- anyone -- jewish or not -- who came of age in the seventies and eighties... what we wore, what music we listened to, how we danced, and how we dreamed of second base but were more often than not thrown at first. this book captures all of it and portrays the photographs as delicious works of art.