Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection

Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection

by Shana Liebman
     
 

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Scoring weed for your uncle...Hanging out with porn stars on Christmas Eve...Eating nachos with the Mossad...Observing the Dyke Days of Awe...Getting held up at a Weight Watcher's meeting...Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.

From Heeb magazine--the definitive voice of a proud, searching, and irreverent new generation of American Jews--this first

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Scoring weed for your uncle...Hanging out with porn stars on Christmas Eve...Eating nachos with the Mossad...Observing the Dyke Days of Awe...Getting held up at a Weight Watcher's meeting...Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.

From Heeb magazine--the definitive voice of a proud, searching, and irreverent new generation of American Jews--this first-of-a-kind fast and fun showcase spotlights the hilarious and heartful raconteurial gifts of many of today's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists, and musicians. Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul. You'll never bleach your arm hair again.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Liebman, arts editor of the hip Jewish lifestyle magazine Heeb, introduces a refreshing set of essays that reveal an array of both ordinary and extraordinary modern-day Jewish experiences. Arranged by theme (sex, drugs, work, youth, family, body and soul), these four dozen essays—the products of a Heeb storytelling performance series—explore the humorous, scandalous and often sentimental moments in life. Rebecca Addelman re-evaluates the college summer she spent in Israel getting naked with another kibbutz volunteer and a middle-aged Israeli. Andy Borowitz conveys the irony of a Jewish Harvard graduate (himself) writing a hip-hop sitcom for Will Smith: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Most outstanding is Eric Weingrad's account of spying his loathed Hebrew school teacher naked during a Sabbath night spent at her house. The contributors—musicians, actors, comedians and writers—will be familiar to many. Full of wit, irony, heartbreak and vindication, these essays will undoubtedly please those in search of an honest but creative look at Jewish life and its many trials. B&w photos. (Oct. 26)
Entertainment Weekly
"[This is] the era of Sarah Silverman, Heeb Magazine and Curb Your Enthusiasm"
From the Publisher
"The oldest tradition of our people, that of telling our stories with humor, passion, and sincerity, has been transformed by the newest generation of Jewish minds and souls. From the irreverent to the desperate; from the sacred to the profane; from the tender to the torturous: this is the voice of the next wave of the Jewish experience. You will laugh, you will cry, you will blush, you will call your Aunt Pearl. Thank G-d literature in print is alive and well and thank G-d that HEEB has captured it all."
—Mayim Bialik

"With Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish, Heeb proves once again that it is the undisputed voice of young Jews today. G-d help us all."
—Brett Ratner

"After reading this book, I feel relieved as well certain that Jews will be able to retain control of the media."
—Roseanne Barr

"Move over Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and the rest of 'em...there's a new group of Jews writing about stuff from a Jew's perspective!! Finally, this last hurdle (entrance in the literary profession) has been hurdled in a Jewish way by a bunch of Jews!"
—David Cross

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446558822
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Shana Liebman, the Arts Editor of Heeb Magazine, conceived and now curates the Heeb Storytelling series. She has a BA in English from Brown University and an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She is also a freelance writer and editor who has worked for The Village Voice, PAPER, Salon, The New York Observer and The Independent, and is a regular contributor to New York Magazine.

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