The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Google eBook)

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Ruth Andrew Ellenson
Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Humor - 336 pages
28 Reviews
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

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Review: The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

The cover and the title (the latter to a lesser extent) do this book an injustice. Looking at it, you may think it's chick lit. It's not. There is something profound to a good number of these essays ... Read full review

Review: The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

User Review  - Paul Mendelowitz - Goodreads

This was an enjoyable book. Despite its whimsical title there were actually some serious essays on women's current connections to Judaism and the guilt they felt for not being connected or more observant than they were. Read full review


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RUTH ANDREW ELLENSON was born in Jerusalem and raised in New York and Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times, People," the "Forward," and "Heeb,

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