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25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

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"There's a little Jewish mother in every mother," as comedienne Judy Gold reveals in her achingly hilarious and poignant book For a Jewish girl who remembers the first book ever read to her as a child was the pop-up version of The Diary of Anne Frank, learning how to be a Jewish mother who wasnt a carbon copy of HER Jewish mother wasnt easy. Here, Emmy Awardwinning comedie ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Hachette Books
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Amanda
Jan 12, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
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This book took me a little while to get into it, not because it was all that difficult to understand, but because the format of her asking questions, getting the answers, and recounting her own life was confusing to me at first.

But as I continued to read, I really began to enjoy this. It has parts that had me laugh out loud (well, she *is* a comedian), but those are countered with the solemn moments that balance the book.

I definitely recommend this.
Rebecca
Apr 22, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
This book, like the live performance (derived from the book), is as powerful and poignant as it is funny. While her quest is specifically to delve into the lives of Jewish mothers and their experience of motherhood, for Gold it also is about her own negotiation of motherhood as both a Jew and a lesbian.
Suzan
Dec 26, 2008 Suzan rated it really liked it
You do not have to be Jewish or even a mother to enjoy stand-up comedian Judy Gold's very funny and poignant autobiography combined with a survey of Jewish moms. I laughed out loud many times.
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I came away from this book deeply saddened and craving Rugelach.
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Nov 14, 2009 Kieran rated it really liked it
very sweet and sad and touching; of course hilarious.
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Better than I thought it would be!
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Laugh out loud funny.
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