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The Half-Jewish Book: A Celebration
by Daniel Klein
In this one-of-a-kind and altogether delightful book, the authors celebrate everything from half-Jewish humor (Bill Maher) to half-Jewish beauty (Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Collins) to half-Jewish writers (Proust, Salinger) to the often misunderstood history of half-Jews in the Holocaust.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 19th 2000 by Villard
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I loved this book! I've recommended this to lots of my half-Jewish friends and relatives. It's a slightly fluffy book of lists about a growing minority (to which I belong), but with some interesting insights into the issues of growing up as simultaneously both an insider and an outsider.
Daniel Klein is the co-author of the international bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is a Harvard graduate in philosophy and an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction. When not enjoying the slow life on Greek islands, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife. He is seventy-five years old.More about Daniel Klein...