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Moms who impersonate their daughters on JDate. Moms who try to set their daughters up with celebrities. Moms who can't stop taking selfies with their dogs. This collection of essays is a heartfelt, hilarious tribute to mom and daughterhood, exploring the often complex, colorful and (at times) claustrophobic relationship. The Jewish Daughter Diaries features stories from soMoms who impersonate their daughters on JDate. Moms who try to set their daughters up with celebrities. Moms who can't stop taking selfies with their dogs. This collection of essays is a heartfelt, hilarious tribute to mom and daughterhood, exploring the often complex, colorful and (at times) claustrophobic relationship. The Jewish Daughter Diaries features stories from some of the most compelling Jewish female voices today, who sound off on what it is like to be loved and adored by a modern-day Jewish mom.Mayim Bialik: "My mother met my bewilderment with a sympathetic glance and a modest recounting of my assets as she saw them.... if Barbra Streisand could be so famous and amazing and wonderful with her nose, why should mine be any problem?" lliza Shlesinger: "I knew my mom was special because once I asked her, "If a witch turned me into a bug, what would you do? Without missing a beat, she said, "I'd put you in my pocket to keep you with me always."The stories in this collection will make you laugh, cry, panic-and finally, pick up the phone. For anyone who has ever been overloved, overprotected or overmothered, this collection will feel like home.Also featuring: Lauren Greenberg, Sari Botton, Abby Sher, Kerry Cohen, Meredith Hoffa, Anna Breslaw, Chaya Kurtz, Iris Bahr, Jena Friedman, Rachel Shukert, Leonara Ariella Nonni Epstein, Jenny Jaffe, Lauren Yapalater, Rebecca Drysdale, Emmy Blotnik, Arianna Stern, Almie Rose, Nadine Friedman, Deb Margolin, Gaby Dunn, Wendy Liebman, Mireille Silcoff, Dylan Joffe, and Mara Altman....

Title : The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by Our Moms
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ISBN : 9781402292613
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by Our Moms Reviews

  • Sally Koslow
    2019-03-18 22:52

    The title, The Jewish Daughter Diaries, grabbed me but the drop line did not: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by our Moms. Not my problem, I thought. My mother was Jewish, all right, but I was raised in a sea of Scandinavian Protestants, and I always thought that a good part of her parenting was modeled in the Thou Shalt Not Smother vein, for fear that a kid got a swelled head. I believe I got my first motherly compliment when I was 29, when she noticed that I had pretty hair. (Very curly. Jewish. Ya know?) So imagine my surprise when I realized how utterly delightful this anthology is. I defy you to try and read only one essay. Every entry is witty and wise, leaning toward hilarious. Many of the writers were knew to me, and I loved discovering, say, Rebecca Drysdale, whose in “Classic Claudia Drysdale” writes that “Somehow—even though I was a tattooed, dyke comedian dropout, dating a shiksa, and living in my weed-soaked shitty apartment with my black writing partner, I had still turned into my mother.” Whether you’re a Jewish female or not, I am betting you will love this book.

  • Barb Wiseberg
    2019-03-09 20:40

    The JDD was a great read.Six months after my mother's passed away, I was able to reflect, reminisce and be thankful that I had the love and support of a Jewish mother.The book would make a great gift as well, to be treasured.

  • Corielle
    2019-02-21 16:47

    This was a cute little collection of stories about Jewish moms, written by their daughters, most of whom make a living either writing, acting or doing stand up (or some combination of the three). It was hardly an earth shattering read, but the stories were sweet and funny and make you want you call your mom.My mom is not Jewish, but she was raised Roman Catholic and there's a lot of overlap in the stereotypes: obsessed with feeding you, meddling in your life and applying guilt as needed. What I like about this book was that most of the writers acknowledged how their mothers fit the stereotype (although a few mentioned that they broke the mold), but that they appreciated these traits in their mom. I agree. My mom is a meddler, but she's also my advocate and has always stood up for me (while telling me to stand up for myself).This is not a collection of women bitching about their moms; it's a celebration of funny stories mother/daughter relationships. Most of the entries are only a few pages long, so it's a quick read and one that you can set down easily and come back to. One note: Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory)'s name is featured boldly on the cover. In reality, her story is one of the shortest and least interesting. I really enjoyed the anecdotes from the names that I didn't recognized the most.

  • Laura
    2019-02-19 19:38

    **I was lucky enough to receive a copy as a part of a "First Reads" contest.I loved the idea of this book, stories about growing up with a Jewish mother. I know how very close I am to mine. A lot of these stories rang true. Many didn't.I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I knew who more of the authors were. Maybe I'm not hip enough?? Thank goodness, there were short biographies for each in the back, which gave a little bit of background.I'll pass along to my mom, who I think might enjoy it. Then we can compare notes. :)

  • Arlene
    2019-03-16 16:34

    Short compilation of essays, some were fun, some thoughtful, a quick read worth the time.

  • Susan Walker
    2019-03-07 19:00

    If you think your Mom interferes too much in your life you must read this book. This book will make you both laugh and cry. Great true stories of being loved too much by your Mom.

  • Stacy
    2019-02-28 14:50

    LOVED. This made me laugh so hard. Every story reminded me of my mom, but in completely different ways; I forced my mom to read it immediately.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-15 16:39

    The was a good read whether you have a Jewish mother (I don't) or not. The stories are sweet and funny and make you want to call your mother. It would make a nice gift to mom/sisters as well.

  • Mindi Lutwin
    2019-02-27 21:58

    Cute stories...Could relate to a lot of them.

  • Phyllis
    2019-03-05 22:53

    Thank you, my dear daughter, for a great gift! So funny, but it made me feel old. I only recognized one of the contributors.

  • Laura
    2019-03-09 21:39

    this made me laugh out loud. loved the different perspectives. great read for people who are or love jewish women

  • Adele
    2019-03-14 15:55

    I liked most of the stories, but there were 3 or 4 I didn't really care for -- didn't hate 'em, but didn't relish 'em, either.