Life, Love, Lox: Real-world Advice for the Mod­ern Jew­ish Girl

Carin Davis
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By – October 5, 2011
Ani­ma­tion exec­u­tive Carin Davis spring­boards her wit­ty sin­gles col­umn from The Jew­ish Jour­nal of Los Ange­les to fill a light-heart­ed advice book that would most appeal to those inter­est­ed in mod­ern obser­vance (those who know there’s a kosher food sec­tion in Trad­er Joe’s) and mar­ry­ing Jew­ish, than to the grow­ing num­bers who explore Judaism from a more sec­u­lar cul­tur­al lens. Chap­ters includes a sur­vival guide to fast­ing on Yom Kip­per, Shab­bat in Chanel and a slight­ly wor­ri­some­ly titled, Hee­bon­ics Glos­sary. One of the more appeal­ing aspects of the book is a sin­gle girls’ Kosher recipe index Helen Gur­ley Brown would smile upon, includ­ing Easy-Bake Chal­lah, Couch Pota­to Latkes, and Matzah Lasagna. A quick humor­ous read with crossover chick lit appeal.
Lau­rie Gwen Shapiro is a direc­tor and pro­duc­er. She is also the author of ALA Notable Book The Unex­pect­ed Sala­mi and The Mat­zo Ball Heiress and oth­er books for adults. She has also writ­ten two books for young adults, most recent­ly for Ran­dom House. Shapiro is also a win­ner of an Inde­pen­dent Spir­it Award for co-direct­ing the IFC doc­u­men­tary Keep the Riv­er on Your Right. She is cur­rent­ly work­ing on YA nov­el The O’Leary Bat Mitz­vah, and pro­duc­ing a doc­u­men­tary about Iggy Pop. Lau​rieG​wen​Shapiro​.com

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