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Book Talk - "The Bible of Dirty Jokes"

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 16 Shevat 5782

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMvia Zoom

Award-winning author, Eileen Pollack, will present her book |The Bible of Dirty Jokes" bringing to life the hilarious and moving history of Borscht Belt comedy, Catskills resorts, and the notorious Jewish mob. Pollack will read excerpts and answer questions about her raunchy comic murder mystery!

"Pollack understands humor well, and if her novel is approached as a very long standup routine, the coincidences become much easier to swallow. Ultimately, the book is heartwarming, and addresses some serious issues regarding women's available choices and the way their bodies are used, both literally and figuratively."-- "New York Times"

Pollack has crafted a lighthearted family tale with an extended cast of lively characters (even Larry David makes a cameo appearance). . . . The close look at the extended Borscht Belt Jewish community is its own reward. A snappy tale of family and reinvention with a whip-smart heroine driving the action.-- "Booklist"

โ€œโ€ฆfull of mischiefโ€ฆ.โ€ (Sam Lipsyte)

โ€œโ€ฆ one of our finest, and funniest, writers.โ€ (Claire Vaye Watkins)

โ€œโ€ฆa wild romp of a novel.โ€ (Joshua Henkin)

 

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