Cool Jew does for gefilte fish and matzah balls what the Preppy Handbook did for plaid and polo only with much more chutzpah.
Cool JewThe Ultimate Guide For Every Member Of The Tribe
By Lisa Alcalay Klug
Illustrated by: Amos Goldbaum
7"x9" (250 Pages)Publisher: Andrews McMeel, 2008
Cool Jew covers everything Hebraic from womb to tomb, finally putting an end to Christmas tree envy. Short essays, lists, instructional guides, photographs, and original illustrations celebrate Jewish cultural pride with love, enthusiasm, and irreverence.
Entries ranging from "Heebonics for the Yiddish Impaired" to "Self-Help for the Christmas Carol Intolerant" provide the long-awaited Jewish response to that WASP manual of the '80s, The Preppy Handbook.
In addition to cultural hilarity, Cool Jew features resourceful back-of-the-book material, including "People of Da Book" (authoritative texts on Jewish concepts and culture), the "Heebster Jewke Box" (tunes that rock the Heebster vibe), and the "Tribe Online" (an extensive listing of Jewish Web resources).
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