|A Field Guide to the Jewish People
by Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel
Published by Flatiron Press
Publication date: 2019
hardcover | 256 pages
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The last book on Judaism you will ever have to buy, this hilarious tome from three comedy legends contains the sweetness of an apricot rugelach and all the wisdom of a matzoh ball.
Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian?
These baffling questions and many more are answered by the comedic powerhouse trio of Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, and Alan Zweibel. In A Field Guide to the Jewish People the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have been plaguing the long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries.
So gather round your chosen ones, pop open a bottle of Manischewitz, and get ready to laugh as you finally begin to understand the inner-workings of Judaism.
"An irreverent take on Jewish life, culture, and lore. No topic is off limits.... This is another zany book for Jews and those who love them." —Kirkus Reviews
“They're back again! However you say ‘three amigos’ in Yiddish, that's exactly what they are. They are like as wheatgrass shot of Jewish culture. If I was having a Bar Mitzvah, I would want to recite lines from this book. Everything I read from these three gives me Jewish envy. I laughed til I plotzed. Did I use that correctly?” —W. Kamau Bell, goyish comedian
Table of Contents
A JEWISH LIFE
THE JEWISH YEAR
QUIZZES, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, LISTS, AND OTHER ATTEMPTS TO MEET OUR CONTRACTUALLY-OBLIGATED WORD COUNT