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  • Author:
    Shana Liebman
  • ISBN:
    0446504629
  • ISBN13:
    978-0446504621
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    Grand Central Publishing; Original edition (October 26, 2009)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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    Humor
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Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul.

Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul. You'll never bleach your arm hair again.

Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish book.

Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish is a collection of about fifty stories or more from some of this generation's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists and musicians. Contributors include Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and more. There's the story of a young fifteen year old male who gets caught by three Israeli soldiers with his pants down, literally. There's the one night stand with about a zillion stuffed Garfields staring from everywhere; the guy really had a Garfield addiction. There's a story for everyone

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The essential problem with Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish, a selection of stories adapted from the Heeb Magazine Storytelling Collection, is that much of its content loses its tang in the transition from the stage to the page. Perhaps when performed, with tone of voice and facial expressions to carry them, they might hit the mark

The first book from "Heeb" magazine shows why being Jewish can be hilarious, touching, and downright strange. These funny, reflective, angst-ridden, angry, and outrageous stories capture a unique moment in time for a modern generation Eating nachos with the Mossad. Getting held up at a Weight Watcher's meeting. Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.

Автор: Liebman, Shana (ed). Название: Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection ISBN: 0446504629 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780446504621 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг

Автор: Liebman, Shana (ed). Описание: The first book from Heeb, the popular magazine, that shows us how being Jewish can be hilarious, touching, and downright strange with a foreword by .

Scoring weed for your uncle...Hanging out with porn stars on Christmas Eve...Eating nachos with the Mossad...Observing the Dyke Days of Awe...Getting held up at a Weight Watcher's meeting...Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.From Heeb magazine--the definitive voice of a proud, searching, and irreverent new generation of American Jews--this first-of-a-kind fast and fun showcase spotlights the hilarious and heartful raconteurial gifts of many of today's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists, and musicians. Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul. You'll never bleach your arm hair again.

Eigonn
Very funny little snipets of the livesof jewish hipsters and any one who grow up in Long Island or NYC will find it extra funny.
Andronrad
Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish is a collection of about fifty stories or more from some of this generation's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists and musicians. Contributors include Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and more. There's the story of a young fifteen year old male who gets caught by three Israeli soldiers with his pants down, literally. There's the one night stand with about a zillion stuffed Garfields staring from everywhere; the guy really had a Garfield addiction. There's a story for everyone. You need to be Jewish to read this collection. There's stories that will make you sad and some that will have you laughing out loud and others that will have you nodding your head; yes you've been there yourself.

I quite enjoyed myself while reading this fantastic collection. The stories are sorted by their subject, so there are several in each category which include but are not limited to sex, drugs, work and family. If your looking for a collection of stories that will keep you thoroughly entertained, you must pick up a copy of this one! And by the way, for those that don't know, gefilte fish are poached fish patties made from a mixture of ground deboned fish, in case you were wondering.
Kifer
The presentation of this anthology isn't that great, in my opinion. The back cover is cigarettes stubbed out on what I assume is gefilte fish (er, it looks like organ meat texture and is covered in this jelly-like fluid). The front is weighed down by the dark border and puts the emphasis on the "drugs" part of SEX, DRUGS, & GEFILTE FISH. But Drugs is only one of the six sections, and most of the stories within it are relatively innocent, including OCD medication, Plan B, giving a cat meds, and letting a dying old woman smoke a joint. (Stephanie Green's "Benzos and Breast Cancer"? Not innocent.) Since the plate on the cover has six holes, couldn't each one of them represent one of the sections instead of four of them representing one of the smaller sections? It looks kind of like a coffee table book, but it doesn't really look like something you'd want to display on your coffee table.

The other sections is the anthology are Sex, Work, Youth, Family, and Body & Soul. Youth is the longest at 52 pages; Sex is the shortest at 23. (Drugs clocks in at 25.) My favorite stories were "Prime-Time Playa" by Andy Borowitz, "Poop Sandwich" by Abby Sher, and "Finding My Kegel Muscles" by Stephen Glass. Why these three? Well, "Prime-Time Playa" tells about the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I loved that show as a kid, and it's interesting to see just how it came to be. "Poop Sandwich" definitely makes me uncomfortable, but Sher perfectly captures the It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time existence of high school. "Finding My Kegel Muscles" reminded me of my own inability to let something go when I think it's wrong. And I agreed with Stephen; I don't think men have Kegel muscles. (My reason for liking the story really stood out once I realized it was that Stephen Glass.)

Some of the stories are strike-. It's an anthology; it happens. But overall SEX, DRUGS, & GEFILTE FISH is humorous and thought-provoking. Though the commonality is being an American Jew (except for one story), there is a range of experiences, including sexuality, represented. Ignore the cover and pick it up for these stories that show good satire survived past in the eighteenth century.

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Talrajas
While I was excited to review Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish, I was a bit worried that I wouldn't fully appreciate the humor or the nuances of the writing. I found the book thoroughly entertaining, even though I'm not Jewish. The book is divided into six parts: Sex, Drugs, Work, Youth, Family, and Body & Soul. Each part has from six to twelve short stories, each by a different author. The stories of young love, awkward encounters, and self-discovery are sometimes touching, often hilarious, and fun.

The stories aren't connected, so you can start with any story. You'll likely not be able to stop at one. I would read at least three or four at a sitting. No doubt the stories would be even more enjoyable to someone fully familiar with the culture and religion.

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 26, 2009), 288 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
Mazuzahn
The stories in this collection are both hilarious and honest, they're vulgar and sentimental. They run the gamut from a broken-hearted Bigfoot to a "gay" Bar Mitzvah to discussing politics with Grandma. The writers discuss their love lives, their careers and, of course, their families. I'm not Jewish, but I could still relate to many of the stories and laugh out loud along with the writers.

It's a funny, funny book. I found myself picking it up every time I glanced at it to read just one more story. Of course, the "just one more" turned into two or three or four. I also had to share bits and pieces with my husband, who sometimes laughed and sometimes looked at me like I was crazy.