×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
     

The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

5.0 3
by Ruth Andrew Ellenson (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection.

Includes original essays on:
• Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man
• Not Calling Your Mother
• Marrying a German
• Failing to

Overview

Twenty-eight of today’s top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection.

Includes original essays on:
• Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man
• Not Calling Your Mother
• Marrying a German
• Failing to Supply Enough Grandchildren
• Learning to RSVP No
• And many other guilty pleasures . . .

Includes pieces by:
Elisa Albert, Aimee Bender, Jennifer Bleyer, Kera Bolonik, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Baz Dreisinger, Pearl Gluck, Rebecca Goldstein, Lori Gottlieb, Lauren Grodstein, Dara Horn, Molly Jong-Fast, Rachel Kadish, Jenna Kalinsky, Cynthia Kaplan, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Amy Klein, Daphne Merkin, Tova Mirvis, Gina Nahai, Katie Rophie, Francesca Segré, Wendy Shanker, Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Susan Shapiro, Ayelet Waldman, Rebecca Walker, Sheryl Zohn

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Strong and moving stories about what it means... to be a Jewish woman in today’s world."—Los Angeles Times

"Lively and intelligent."Seattle Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452287488
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/25/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
884,453
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Andrew Ellenson is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People, Forward, Ha'aretz, and many other publications. She received the National Jewish Book Award for ​the national bestseller ​The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt​ (Penguin Random House), which was selected by Hadassah as a featured book club selection. The daughter of a rabbi and a Daughter of the American Revolution, Ellenson was born in Jerusalem and raised in New York and Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Columbia University.​ ​Ellenson's recent editorial collaborations include Why Be Jewish?​ A Testament​ ​(Twelve) written with the late philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman.​ Ellenson​ ​is a star speaker who has traveled internationally to address the complexities and joys of Jewish identity for women of all ages, and her book has become a favorite ​choice among​ reading groups for the intense and spirited discussions it provokes.

Ms. Ellenson is represented by the Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements. 
harrywalker.com/speakers/ruth-andrew-ellenson

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hate to read, but this book is so captivating. It was reccomended to me by my rabbi, and I just can't put it down. It is one of those books that every Jewish girl can relate to. It made me feel like I am not the only one who thinks like this, or my family is just as disfunctional, or my bubbe does the darndest things too! This book is truly a guide for all modern jewish girls. I carry it around in my purse daily...every girl who comes of age should read this book. Life will seem so much more normal! It made me cry and laugh...sometimes at the same time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is perfect for book groups. The essays cover so much ground about all the varities of Jewish women's experiences and what is wonderful and what is not. I found it to be a riveting read.