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Neal Pollack

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Neal Pollack’s first book, The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, was published in 2000, becoming an (almost) instant cult classic. His debut novel, Never Mind the Pollacks, hit shelves in 2003, and was shamelessly promoted by his band, The Neal Pollack Invasion. In 2007, he published Alternadad, a best-selling memoir. In 2010, Pollack became a certified yoga teacher and published Stretch, a nonfiction account of his adventures in American yoga culture. He has contributed to The New York Times, Wired, Slate, Yoga Journal, and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. Thomas & Mercer published his historical noir novel Jewball in March 2012, and debuted his "yoga detective" novel, Downward-Facing Death, in serialized fictio ...more

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Jewball

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Alternadad by Neal Pollack
"Good book about two parents trying to raise their child in such a way that he eschews Barney and asks for the Ramones when they have music hour. Most chapters are cute, while others are slow-going...could have done without the parts about the auth..." Read more of this review »
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"Neal Pollack’s expedition into parenting is the subject matter in this alternately hilarious and seriously introspective look at what it’s like to raise a child in today’s progressive and politically correct world. Pollack takes his readers on a r..." Read more of this review »
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"This book is hilarious and educational at the same time. I think its becoming a favourite. I am halfway done but had to write a comment. I was so sad when the book was over. I wanted more.

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