Monday, February 2, 2009

Shout Out

Goes to the Conney Project on Jewish Arts for announcing the honor Cool Jew received in the 2008 National Jewish Book Awards.

Cool Jew has been receiving all kinds of awesome exposure lately.

Cool Jew is ranking No. 8 right now on Amazon's best selling list of humor religion books, which means it's been appearing on that list for months now.

#8 in Books > Entertainment > Humor > Religion

Last week, Interfaith Voices aired the program we recorded while I was in D.C. during inauguration week. If you'd like to receive the MP3 of the show, e-me at lisa (at) cooljewbook (dot) com.

On the Bookopolis blog, there's been an active discussion of late on my multiculturalism campaign and Tolerant Nation project.

And The Baltimore Jewish Times ran this piece on January 16th, in advance of my talk at Breathe Books.

Cool Jews: Heebsters, Sheebsters, Kabba Lah Lah

Author offers irreverent insights into the life, times and essence of the modern ‘Heebster.’

Barbara Pash
Associate Editor

OK, let’s get it all straight. So there are “Heebsters” and “Sheebsters.” There are also “frumsters” and “the Yiddish impaired.” And there is “Kabba Lah Lah,” not to mention “Pesach jTunes” and “Shmatte Land.”

If you’re not sure what any of these strange and exotic terms actually mean, you are so out of the contemporary Hebraic loop, according to writer Lisa Alcalay Klug. For a remedy, what you need is Ms. Klug’s “Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide For Every Member Of The Tribe,” an irreverent compendium of the newest and hippest on “Planet Jewish.”

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