Friday, June 12, 2009

June Cool Jew Newsletter

Dear Friends, Heebsters and Honoraries:

It's been a phenomenal year with lots of amazing Cool Jew News. Last summer's sneak previews segued beautifully into my massive fall tour, which stormed on into winter and unexpectedly avalanched right on into spring! After nine months of parties, signings, festivals, tv/radio appearances and newspaper and magazine articles, I am in a bit of a daze that I survived this snowball of a book tour without more casualties. True, my car, cell phone, suitcase and laptop all gave up at some point (!) but now that I'm at least partially back among the plugged-in, here are a few recent highlights...

Shalom TV broadcast an in-depth interview at cable stations around the country. For a bisseleh clip, click here:

The Conney Conference on Jewish Arts & Identity invited me to present at at U-W Madison:

This Sunday, you can catch me on JLTV in an interview with Phil Blazer at 9 am on Channel 18 in LA. On June 21st, the program will air nationally at the channels listed below. And--this is where a drum roll would come in handy--I had the distinct honor of appearing on a certain Nobel Laureate's radio program on XM Radio. We spoke about my family's unique history and it was an fascinating cultural exchange!

The full program will re-air Wednesday, July 1st on XM Radio 156 and Sirius Radio 195 at 5 am, 1 pm and 7 pm EST. The show airs again Sundays at 7am EST. If the program runs like it did last time, I'm on about 20 minutes before the end of the hour. If you don't have a subscription to XM Radio, you can and listen online with a free 3-day trial:

What's next? I'm plunging ahead now on Cool Jew Two and booking speaking engagements through winter, so please drop me a line directly on that score to lisa (at) cooljewbook (dot) com. For more updates between newsletters, please friend me on Facebook, invite your friends to join the FB Group ( and follow me on Twitter ( where we'll be doing plenty more giveaways as we approach the one-year anniversary of the debut of Cool Jew this fall.

Remember, these 250 lighthearted pages make great summer reading and terrific gifts for bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations and summer care packages. To win a free copy of Cool Jew, along with a bunch of other books, CDs, tees and more, take a minute to enter the largest Cool Jew Giveaway ever. Seven Mensches and two Mamalahs have teamed up to celebrate Jewish guys this Father's Day. We've all contributed over $240 worth of gifts to giveaway to one lucky guy. To enter to win the Cool Jew Papa's Day Gift Box, go to and submit your answer to this question:

"What makes your dad, brother, cousin, friend or husband a cool Jew?"

A winner will be chosen from the answers and announced on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21. (No purchase is required to enter. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.) Enter here.

The Cool Jew Papa's Day Gift Box contains:

* Author Sam Apple's book American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland

* Author Ron Arons' Jews of Sing Sing book and t-shirt

* Stand-up comedian Yisrael Campbell's "Circumcise Me" DVD

* Comedy writer Seth Front's set of four Jewish Zodiac placemats

* My book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe

* Author Matthue Roth’s novels, Never Mind the Goldbergs and Losers

* Entrepreneur Jennie Rivlin Roberts' products "Can!!Can" CD and Punk Torah t-shirt and "No Limit Texas Dreidel" Game

* Artist Ben Schachter's "Treif" stickers

* Singer/Songwriter Rav Shmuel's "Protocols" and "B'yameinu" music CDs and two t-shirts

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REMEMBER: Jewish Life TV will air its interview with Lisa on June 21st in these locations around the country:


Baltimore 1:00 PM 77

Boston 1:00 PM 56

Cleveland 1:00 PM 21

Connecticut 1:00 PM 51

Detroit 1:00 PM 18

Miami/ So. Florida 1:00 PM 46/19

Milwaukee Noon 95

Minneapolis Noon 98 & 16

New Jersey 1:00 PM 31

New York City 1:00 PM 31 and

New York City 4:30 PM 45

Palm Springs 10:00 AM 18

St. Louis, MO Noon 16

Washington DC suburbs 1:00 PM 77
Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe is a 2008 National Jewish Book Award honoree!
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