In her last posts, Melissa Broder conducted a “Jewish vs. Goyish litmus test” for the year in review and shared the B‑Sides of her forthcoming When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother (Feb. 6).
got you stoned behind the bimah.
wouldn’t stop talking about Schindler’s List.
grew misty during Oseh Shalom.
felt you up at Mike D’s parents’ house.
took offense to the book of Genesis.
burned down the sukkah.
wouldn’t stop talking about Birthright.
was “very active” in youth group.
aced her Torah portion.
was the mean girl.
was her minyan.
Jonathon Safran Foer
wouldn’t stop talking about Elie Wiesel’s Night.
had a “thing” for Queen Vashti.
took the teen tour by storm.
didn’t eat the kreplach.
wouldn’t stop talking about Mark Chagall.
Who did you go to Hebrew School with?
Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother. She is the curator of the Polestar Poetry Series and the Chief Editor of La Petite Zine. She is the winner of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award and the Stark Prize for Poetry. Broder received her BA from Tufts University and is currently in the MFA program at the CCNY. By day, she works as a literary publicist. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including: Opium, Shampoo, Conte and The Del Sol Review. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her websitehttp://www.melissabroder.com/.
Melissa Broderis the author of the novels Milk Fed and The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today, and five poetry collections, including Superdoom. She has written for The New York Times, Elle, and New York magazine’s The Cut. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @SoSadToday and @MelissaBroder and Instagram @RealMelissaBroder.