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Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes, Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad Hardcover – March 27, 2007

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Well known and beloved around the world, the favorite entertainer of England's royal family, comedy legend Jackie Mason calls New York home, but lives on the road entertaining his many loyal, longtime fans and the legions of new fans he draws each year. Jackie and celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, whose battles run from Rudy Giuliani to Elizabeth Taylor and legions of dissatisfied spouses, have published the Survival Guide to New York and Jackie Mason and Raoul Felder's Guide to New York and Los Angeles Restaurants. Together they have also written columns for all the major New York newspapers and The Washington Times, and presently are featured in the Internet editions of the American Spectator, American Prowler, and Jewish World Review.



Well known and beloved around the world, the favorite entertainer of England's royal family, comedy legend Jackie Mason calls New York home, but lives on the road entertaining his many loyal, longtime fans and the legions of new fans he draws each year. Jackie and celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, whose battles run from Rudy Giuliani to Elizabeth Taylor and legions of dissatisfied spouses, have published the Survival Guide to New York and Jackie Mason and Raoul Felder's Guide to New York and Los Angeles Restaurants. Together they have also written columns for all the major New York newspapers and The Washington Times, and presently are featured in the Internet editions of the American Spectator, American Prowler, and Jewish World Review.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (March 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061126128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061126123
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on April 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Jackie Mason is a comedian I like very much. I enjoy his point of view, the way he delivers his material, and the fact that he is willing to base his humor on what he actually thinks about the world rather than adopting something he things the audience wants to buy. That he was actually a rabbi (briefly) at one time shows through and I think to the benefit of the humor and his audience.

This book is done with Raoul Felder and they go through popular culture, politics, social issues, daily life, and the world to take on those people, policies, and customs that are schmucks (they explain exactly what the word means in the introduction - it is not a compliment). They take on Tom Cruise, Al Sharpton, Madonna, the French, Waiters, Starbucks, Mark Cuban, and dozens of others.

None of the articles are very long and all have a sharpened point. The humor is delivered in the twist of the accusation and explanation of why they are indeed schmucks. For example, they ask of the French: "Are the French a nation of lowlifes? Has glory faded from this once-major player on the world's stage? Do they continue to be, in the words of the great philosopher Bart Simpson, "cheese-eating surrender monkeys"? In a word: Oui."

Do you like this kind of humor? Yes? Well, then this book is for you (it was for me)!
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It's not everyday that you get to speak to a legend, but that's what happened to me last month when I found myself interviewing Jackie Mason. He was my uncle's favorite comedian and I'd seen him on television numerous times so I was pleasantly surprised to hear his voice on the other end of the receiver. Although not included in my piece, the funniest parts of our exchange were due to my failing to recognize the rhetorical nature of his aside, "Is this understood?" I kept breaking in with "Yes, sir." Hopefully, he got a kick out of that, but there's no need to wonder what readers will think about his new book, Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes, Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad, as it's got all the laughs that audiences have come to expect from him.

With the help of co-author, Raoul Felder, Jackie Mason has put together a mostly lighthearted series of vignettes illustrating the schmuckery of 62 persons who have done much to advance the cause of human misery. As one might expect, the principal offenders are mostly found on the left side of the political spectrum and include self-righteous nebbishes like Hillary Clinton, Cindy Sheehan, and Ramsey Clark along with entities like the ACLU, The New York Times, and Jews for Jesus. The entries are brief enough to ensure the attention and pleasure of the average reader.

Here, in Schmucks!, the wordplay is occasionally as clever as Mason's stand-up bits. In fact, many of his fans of will recognize some of the material as emanating from his act.There's more here than just guffaws though. It's good to see that at least somebody somewhere remembers the media's false sense of outrage over Rick Lazio.
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While I did enjoy the hard back version, a full audio book would be better.

On second thought, maybe you should not try to listen while driving

In written form, or audio book, this work is a real joy
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"Schmucks!" is a fun and funny book that spears the people of our culture who are...well, schmucks. There are also a few putzs thrown in for good measure.

I usually do not agree with many of the people listed in "list" type books, although these two hit the nail on the head pretty well. I agreed with the vast majority of choices, which range from Tom Cruise to Al Gore (and not for the reason you may think) to Barry Bonds. The book does have a conservative tilt, but all books of this nature lean one way or another and I'm not sure it would be possible to write a book of this sort without some tilt.

I only found one real factual error, which involved the Saudis. The authors claim Clinton was way to cozy with them, but think Bush is doing a fine job keeping them in line. They apparently do not remember that the Bush and Bin Laden Families are almost like kissing cousins. But, if that's the only "fact" I can find wrong, then they did a very good job!

I would recommend this book to all. It's a good, quick, funny read that is sure to irritate many people. That's what makes it so good!

Gai gezunterhait!
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The authors have done a fantastic job of writing. They are truly the Mark Twains of the 21st. century. The book is so true and the delivery in the writing so well done that I read this in three days. I could have read it in one, but had to read segments to my family. The book is so on target.
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Finally, two authors have written a reference tome of idiots and morons. Those two authors are legendary comedian Jackie Mason, and famed celebrity divorce attorney Raoul Felder. I received my copy yesterday, and tore through it in a couple of hours. Felder and Mason "call-out" everything that sane, sensible people think about our insane, non-sensible pop culture. This book will be a valuable "desk reference" every time I see a schmuck praised in the media. I will be so relieved in knowing that at least these two gentlemen will not let them get away with this. The only problem with this book, which, by the way, is a sad statement on our culture, is that it needs a sequel, and then another, and another right away, to document all the scmucks that are around. I hope people buy this book and have it next to their Webster's, Roget and Funk and Wangnalls. Maybe then, will more people say what Mason and Felder so eloquently state. The book flows so easily from one lowlife to another, with the authors' great narrative and razor sharp wit. Thank God, that Mason and Felder are no scmucks themselves.
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