Publisher: CCLaP Publishing
Source: CCLaP Publishing
What exactly does it mean to be young, Jewish and creative in 21st-century America? How do you reconcile a quiet life in the Midwest with a parallel life in Israel? And how do you fit in a five-year-old son with an interest in frilly dresses? Ohio professor and celebrated cultural essayist Kevin Haworth answers these questions and more in this, his debut full-length essay collection; and the answers are part Sloane Crosley, part Philip Roth, with a dash of Malcolm Gladwell's intelligence and a pinch of Denis Johnson's poetic style.
Already the winner of a pre-publication grant from the Ohio Arts Council, from a former winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish fiction, this will be right up the alley of those who enjoy "The Believer" and "This American Life," a charming but darkly tinged look at circumcision, terrorist bombers, the Catskills in the '70s, and all the other confusing things that make up the life of post-9/11 Jewish American parents and artists.
Another great offering from CCLaP!
I'm a curious girl. It's one of the reasons why I love to read. Information please! Besides the fact that this is wonderfully written it also satisfied my WANT TO KNOW ALL THE THINGS personality.
When I find myself researching the topics brought up in a book I know it's a winner. While reading this I whipped out my phone and started hunting for more information about the Dreyfus Affair. Not long after that I was reading all that I could find on the Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster.
Famous Drawings in Literary History is intelligent, moving, and humorous. An admirable collection of essays, this is a book that I highly recommend.
Around the time of my near drowning I learned how to read. I read early and often and to the exclusion of most other normal childhood activities. I spread my books all over the floor like all children do and swam from one to the other in our small Brooklyn apartment. ~Kevin Haworth
|Be sure to read this interview with the author|
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