The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

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Ruth Andrew Ellenson
Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Humor - 336 pages
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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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Rabbi's daughter Ellenson's wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection touches on familiar-mothers, marriage and bacon-as well as less obvious, but equally potent, sources of guilt. In one of the ... Read full review


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Ruth Andrew Ellenson was born in Jerusalem and raised in New York and Los Angeles. A graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, People, Forward, and Heeb. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles and is at work on a novel.

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