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Shiksa Syndrome (08 Edition)by Laurie Graff
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Manhattan publicist Aimee Albert knows a good spin, but shes the one who winds up reeling when her gorgeous, goyishe boyfriend breaks up with heron Christmas! For a stand-up comedian, youd think he would have better timing. But Aimees not about to let a man who doesnt even have a real job get her down. She dusts herself off and decides to seek companionship with a member of her own tribe. Theres just one problem: all the shiksas are snapping them up!
So when the very cute, Jewish, and gainfully employed Josh Hirsch catches Aimees eye at a kosher wine tasting and mistakes her for a shiksa, whats a girl to do? Hey, her heart was broken, not her head! Unfortunately, the charade goes on longer than Aimee planned, and her life becomes more complicated than a Bergman film. To make matters worse, Josh and Aimee arent exactly on the same page as far as their attitudes toward Judaism go, creating tension in the relationship. But as Aimee begins to discover that her identity isnt as easily traded as a pair of Jimmy Choos, she must decide if having the man of her dreams is worth the price of giving up so much of who she is.
Wry and witty, The Shiksa Syndrome is a by turns laugh-out-loud funny and disarmingly poignant.
"In the winning latest from chick lit — ster Graff (Looking for Mr. Goodfrog), Manhattan publicist Aimee Albert, who is Jewish and whose first love, Sam, died during 9/11, has just split with her goy boyfriend Peter McKnight. Desperate for a Jewish husband and children reared in the faith, Aimee, relying on an imagined Jewish male penchant for non-Jewish women (shiksas), loses mega poundage on a 'Depression Diet,' straightens and dyes her dark hair red, pops in green contacts and becomes a Shiksa Barbie. Gentile co-worker Krista Dowd drags the new Aimee to a Jewish mixer, where Krista hooks up with Matt Goldman, a Jewish CPA, and Aimee meets GQ-cute Josh Hirsch, who runs LoveLoaves, a lucrative family business, and who only dates shiksas. For her part, Aimee soon discovers how lies can escalate into self-destruction and self-enlightenment. Graff's prose crackles with winning wit, making her potentially annoying conceit go down like a chocolate-covered macaroon. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
LAURIE GRAFF is the author of the novels You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs and Looking for Mr. Goodfrog. She lives in New York City.
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