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Confessions of a Nervous Shiksa

2.65 of 5 stars 2.65  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Lights! Camera! Ultimatum!
When movie studio publicity V.P. Alexis Manning's fiancé -- Jewish bartender/actor David a.k.a. Deke -- goes home with her for a holly jolly Christmas in Vermont with her family, there's a chill in the air and it ain't just the weather. Overwhelmed by the Christianity of it all, David confesses that he can't marry Alexis unless she conv
ebook, 368 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by Pocket Books (first published August 2nd 2005)
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This title ridiculously exploits the word "shiksa" (which is different from and only peripherally related to shiksploitation, a common practice as well as a little-remarked film genre dominated by Woody Allen) in a manner I find terribly offensive: to sell a book which is more vapid than your average chick lit bear but which denies me the basic satisfaction of the comedic ending (comedic in the Shakespearean, ends-with-a-thrown-bouquet sense) or even a likable, attractive love interest. Shiksa s ...more
Blech. Sometimes I like a book that doesn't make me think too hard, but this didn't make me think AT ALL. Whining, complaining drivel. Don't waste your time.
2.5 stars Lots of great movie references, but too much detail about movie making and publicity in general.
Enjoyed this book, but as someone who actually worked (not volunteered) with Sundance Film Festival for a few years, I can say that the author really made some mistakes. According to her bio she worked in film and tv pr. OK Ms McArdle, most of the volunteers are not Mormon locals, oh no, they are usually employed in the film industry and coming from oh say LA.
Laughed out loud reading this one...
Very light fun read.

Not the best book I read, but it was easy and somewhat entertaining.
Jun 15, 2007 Tina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
sounds like it might be an interesting light summer read.
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