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Beneath the earthy humor of author, advice columnist, and scriptwriter Marnie Winston-Macauley, lies truisms about the Jewish Mother & her style, her earthiness, her no-nonsense, child-first, out there, hands-on "ethno-traits" that could not only change the course of a country & but has changed the course of history. Part "Born to Kvetch," part "Stars of David, this majestic book takes a bold view of one of the most complex, courageous, frequently hysterical, often heartbreaking, constantly misunderstood figures today: The Jewish Mother. Winston-Macauley has done what many have considered almost impossible: She has artfully blended fact, anecdotes, interviews, humor, history, to reveal the truth about the Jewish Mother, and created a solid, unique offering, which will inform and entertain all readers. Seven years of research, and thousands of sources were used, including personal interviews with some of the biggest names in the arts, entertainment, science, business and political arenas.

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"Thoroughly funny, thoroughly moving, thoroughly researched, Marnie has brought truth and accuracy to the subject of the Jewish Mother (finally), with wit, grace, and knowledge. Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother is a magnificent book in its truisms. Somehow she has managed to do this in a fascinating and entertaining way. And ... wait ... my little "sister" Lamb Chop has something to say:

"Marnie makes being a Jewish Mother sound like so much fun that I can't wait to be one!" — LAMB CHOP and Mallory Lewis, producer, performer, author, and daughter of Shari Lewis.

"Finally! A book that tells our truth — the truth about the Jewish mother. A book that informs, entertains, and moves the reader to laughter and to tears, written with exquisite skill, humor, research, honesty, and grace. I recommend it as a must-read for all mothers. — Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

"Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother is a poignant, comprehensive, beautifully written and incredibly well-researched examination of the many faces of the Jewish mother. Winston-Macauley's mission is nothing less than elevating the Jewish mother from being merely a punch line. When I wasn't laughing out loud, I was smiling, and when I wasn't smiling, I was crying. Read this book and you will agree that the world would be a better place if we were all blessed with "Jewish mothers." — Rabbi Bonnie Koppell. Colonel Koppell became the first female rabbi ever to serve in the United States military.

"Marnie has chosen from her great wealth of knowledge, the essence of the Jewish mother. You will find her between Molly Goldberg and Golda Meir. Insightfully presented, heart warming, hilarious, outlandish, wise, tender, brash, imaginative & it's all here, flowing together in a style that keeps you reading chapter after chapter. Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother is informative and enlightened reading for those of us not of the Jewish faith as well."-- Charles Keating, award-winning actor and Mary Keating, award-winning children's composer

Marnie Winston-Macauley has beautifully managed to create a truthful, highly researched, and delightful compendium of Jewish mothers. Her book, Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother, is an unusual combination of historical sensibilities, scholarly material, and modern day revelations and analysis about this archetype, written in a highly entertaining, readable manner that will delight and inform both the casual reader and the academic. Her book should be on every personal reading list and syllabus dealing with women, Judaism, and feminism. — Dr. Myrna Hant, visiting scholar at The Center for the Study of Women at UCLA

PAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" "Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother is the be all and end all about the real Jewish leaders...Jewish Mothers. Researchers in the future will refer to this work as the definitive source on Jewish Mothers." & Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D. Executive Director of The Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

"Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother is a distinctive work that presents a fascinating portrait of the Jewish mother through fact, research and humor. Winston-Macauley offers critical and new insights into this complex and controversial subject. This is a must-read. I give it 5 stars!" & Tim Boxer, editor of 15MinutesMagazine.com and former colleague of legendary Broadway columnist Earl Wilson of the New York Post.

A hearty "yishar kocheich" to Marnie Winston-Macauley for a skillfully written, well-researched and thoroughly delightful study. I laughed; I cried; and I felt profoundly proud to be a Jewish mother. But, like the Yiddishe Mama that she, herself, is Marnie was asked to whip up a nosh, and she created enough food for an army. Enjoy! You won't go home hungry!! — Rabbi Yocheved Mintz

Synopsis:

The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." --Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis

* What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother.

Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor.

* Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more.

* "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." --Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

Synopsis:

The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." --Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis 

* What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother.

Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor.

* Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more.

* "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." --Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

About the Author

Marnie Winston-Macauley has written for As the World Turns and authored more than 20 books and calendars. Her newspaper column, Ask Sadie, has been read in newspapers across the country. She lives in Las Vegas, Nev.

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nettieprice16, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by nettieprice16)
As the youngest child of an immigrant family, I grew up with the ultimate Yiddishe Mama. Or at least that is what I thought, until I read "Yiddishe Mamas" by Marnie Winston-Macauley. After reading this serious, amusing, well researched, well written compendium of current and historical Yiddishe Mamas, I realized the innate qualities of all Yiddishe Mamas transcends time and place. To experience the depth of Yiddishe Mamas' qualities, take the opportunity to read, enjoy and learn from Ms. Winston-Macauley's tribute to all the Yiddishe Mamas.

Mother's Day is coming and this is a marvellous gift for a mother, mother-in-law, aunt, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, friend or anyone who had or knows a Yiddishe Mama. They will enjoy it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780740763762
Subtitle:
The Truth About the Jewish Mother
Author:
Winston Macauley, Ma
Author:
Winston-Macauley, Marnie
Author:
Winston-MacAuley, Marnie
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
Religion » Judaism » Marriage and Family

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"Synopsis" by , The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." --Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis

* What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother.

Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor.

* Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more.

* "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." --Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

"Synopsis" by , The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." --Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis 

* What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother.

Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor.

* Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more.

* "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." --Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

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