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The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt Paperback – Bargain Price, July 25, 2006
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Strong and moving stories about what it means... to be a Jewish woman in todays world. -- Los Angeles Times
Youll feel guilty if you dont read this hilarious and poignant collection. Move over, Woody Allen. -- St. Petersburg Times
Strong and moving stories about what it means... to be a Jewish woman in todays world. (Los Angeles Times) Youll feel guilty if you dont read this hilarious and poignant collection. Move over, Woody Allen. (St. Petersburg Times) Lively and intelligent. (Seattle Times)
Top Customer Reviews
As a little bit of additional heresy, I kept this book as bathtub reading, since each essay was about as long as a short story. Full of laughs! I highly recommend.
The other essay I LOVED was by Aimee Bender (who wrote "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt"). As a Highly Assimilated Jew myself I completely 100% saw myself in her story. I don't feel particularly religious, but always feel a spooky air of superstition around me, a fear of an "evil eye" if things are going too well--if I'm too happy, I'm screwed.
I read the book over several lunch breaks at work and found it a fun way to take myself out of my day.
This wonderful book made me feel less guilty. My Grandfather has been a Cantor for over 50 years. I also attended a Jewish Day school and Jewish Summer camp. I felt guilty for wanting more; breaking away from that environment.
I identified with a lot of these stories. Some had me laughing hysterically and I cried at times too.
These true stories were written beautifully; honest, personal, heartfelt, and with lots of personality.
It's not just for women to read either! My husband loved it and identified with a it a lot! It's so nice to know that we are not alone out there and that we are finding our place in this world individually and as a whole. "The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide To Guilt," is a book long overdue. I feel less guilty now!
highly recommend it to all my friends, jewish or not!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Today I read an article in People magazine on Leah Remini's defection from the Church of Scientology, and I had to LOL, especially when she is considering entering the Catholic... Read morePublished 3 days ago by G. A. Williams
I only took away one star because the description made it sound like a collection of funny essays. But about half of them are serious or thoughtful. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Karen
Thought-provoking, relatable, enlightening. I've enjoyed reading the essays. They might be good to use in a study group. Not the whole book, but choose one or some to discuss. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Gretchen Lieberman
As a Jew, I found this borderline offensive. Sorry. Wanted to like it, but thought it was trite and predictable and whiny.Published on November 27, 2013 by MerchantMan
my book. I am not Jewish, nor know much about Judaism, and I loved reading this book! The stories in this book are very heart felt and yet they contain great sense of humor. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Paprika
amazing, feel good, identifiable, laughable, guilty pleasure- perfect for all Jewish girls out there who have kooky grandmothers, overbearing mothers, problems dating jewish men,... Read morePublished on January 21, 2008 by E. Searle
Ruth Ellenson, the editor of this collection clearly worked overtime to gather a diverse group of women contributors to her "Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt. Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by J. A Magill
As a 30-something editor in the world of Jewish publishing, I have seen a LOT of Jewish books out there aimed at young women. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by Mich69
I liked the wide range of points of view- smart, considered, often very funny. It's a thoughtfully collected book- very engaging.Published on November 6, 2006 by R. Deitsch