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Matzo Balls for Breakfast - And Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish (Hardcover) Loot Price: R360
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Matzo Balls for Breakfast - And Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish (Hardcover): Alan King

Matzo Balls for Breakfast - And Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish (Hardcover)

Alan King

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This rewarding book, which you'll want to pass on to family and friends, is the first of its kind. Until King undertook this project, no celebrity had ever before assembled a book about growing up Jewish that presents totally new writing by famous people, many of them entertainers themselves. Combining warmhearted humor with a prideful nostalgia, these essays discuss life in the Jewish family and neighborhood, being a Jew in a non-Jewish world, Jewish holidays, and discovering the essence of being Jewish.

And so we savor the stories: Neil Sedaka on not becoming a cantor; Alan Dershowitz on seeking a rabbinical blessing for that new Brooklyn Dodger, Yakov Robinson; Susan Stamberg on learning that the entire world was not, in fact, Jewish; Jerry Stiller on the Jewish origins of his ambitions to become a comedian; Melissa Manchester on finding her way to the faith. In his foreword to the book, CNN's Larry King hails his much-missed departed friend, Alan.

Alan King -- the beloved comic, actor, producer, author, philanthropist, and storyteller extraordinaire -- understood that humor helped the Jewish people survive dark times through the ages and that, in modern-day America, humor could wash away the barriers between Jews and non-Jews. As a final section in this book, Rick Moranis, Barbara Walters, and Billy Crystal recall the Alan King they knew so well and laughed with so often. Enjoy.

General

Imprint: Free Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2004
Authors: Alan King
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 251
ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-6073-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Ethnography
LSN: 0-7432-6073-2
Barcode: 9780743260732

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