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Allegra Goodman writes so poignantly about the struggles of the people she knows so intensely (Jews...American Jews). Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. Hirt
I haven't read the book yet. But I'm sure I will enjoy it.Published 9 months ago by Rosamunde Pilcher
I kept waiting for a plot to evolve. Thought it stereotyped a typical Jewish family which I didn't like. It was very funny though and provided light reading.Published 16 months ago by C. Slatzer
I find this family easy to relate to--endearing despite all their clear character flaws. Easy to immerse and be eager to come back for the next chapter to see what happens next. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Angie Kukla
About a typical family. I didn't love it but I liked it. Certainly worth your time to read it. Our book group also liked it.Published on June 21, 2013 by Sharon Cohen
The characters are irritating and even boring. The author has them go on and on issuing endlessly pseudo-intellectual opinions. It is supposed to be amusing. It is not..Published on March 2, 2013 by West Side Reader
If you are NEW to the world of dysfunctional families, this may interest you.
If Jewish dysfunctional families are what you LIVE with, move along without it. Read more
This book fell very flat for me. This has nothing to do with the Jewish themes (I love Roth and Singer) but rather with the fact that there is no sense of plot in the first 88... Read morePublished on April 5, 2009 by novelizer
Hmmm...why ddidn't this one work for me? The focus is off and the characterizations lack depth; the story shifts around too much. Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Lazy Day Gardener