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Something Ain't Kosher Here: The Rise of the 'Jewish' Sitcom Paperback – April 23, 2003

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"By offering a savvy and sophisticated history of how television has showcased Jewish characters, Vincent Brook manages to illuminate both the permutations of Jewish status in pop culture and the openness of an inescapable medium to ethnic persistence. As a result, Something Ain't Kosher Here is a compulsively readable book."
(Stephen Whitfield Dept. of American Studies, Brandeis University)

"This is rigorous, passionate, readable television criticism."
(David Marc author of Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture)

About the Author

Vincent Brook has a PhD in film and television from UCLA. He teaches media studies at UCLA, USC, Cal-State LA and Pierce College, and has authored or edited five books, most recently "Land of Smoke and Mirrors: A Cultural History of Los Angeles" and "Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen" (both 2013). Born in Van Nuys, he has lived in Silver Lake with his wife Karen since 1978.
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (April 23, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813532116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813532110
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,437,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you ever wanted to know how someone could write a boring book about the best and funniest sitcoms, here it is. I know it's supposed to be scholarly, but, still, if you're going to release it to the general reading public, why not make it--at least a little bit--fun, or even funny?

Everything you never wanted to know about some great shows.
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