October 7, 2004

finally a book that I can relate to

I was reading on amazon about a book by Joshua Braff, whose brother you might know from Scrubs or Garden State, when I discovered the most convincing book review in all of history since the invention of the printing press:

“The latest book from Josh Braff is an excellent read and a “must-read” for any Jews growing up in the 70’s, as his description of the struggles with religion, culture, and parental pleasing are painfully raw and true. Josh Braff just might be the next Phillip Roth, in that Jew-from-Jersey-kind of way. ”
-Julie Weckstein (from here.)

The next time I meet any Jews growing up in the 70’s, I’m going to let them know Joshua Braff has a book they might be interested in.

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  1. I just got the new Lillian Vernon catalogue and on the front it says “395 Must Have Items” Not exactly the same as a “Must Read” but you get the idea!

    Comment by Sherry — October 10, 2004 @ 1:24 pm

  2. I thought the guy from Scrubs/Garden State was named Zach Braff? Or maybe I’m out of the loop and don’t know that he really is Josh Braff? ;) ttyl

    Comment by Megan — October 21, 2004 @ 12:02 pm

  3. Josh Braff is Zach Braff’s brother.

    Comment by Red/Brian — October 21, 2004 @ 8:19 pm

  4. I was fortunate enough to attend an authors panel today and Joshua Braff was one of the featured authors on the panel, along with Amy Sohn (the NY columnist who inspired the popular TV series, Sex and the City).

    Josh signed the inside of my book with the following:

    “Thanks for coming today. I so hope you enjoy this book!”

    To me it was a nice break from the typical “Best Wishes” message. I haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet but from skimming through the first few pages I’m positive it will be an enjoyable and witty read.

    Comment by kartooner — October 27, 2004 @ 8:37 pm

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