The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Paperback)

By Ruth Andrew Ellenson (Editor)

Plume Books, 9780452287488, 318pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006



Twenty-eight of today's top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection.
Includes original essays on:
Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man
Not Calling Your Mother
Marrying a German
Failing to Supply Enough Grandchildren
Learning to RSVP No
And many other guilty pleasures . . .
Includes pieces by:
Elisa Albert, Aimee Bender, Jennifer Bleyer, Kera Bolonik, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Baz Dreisinger, Pearl Gluck, Rebecca Goldstein, Lori Gottlieb, Lauren Grodstein, Dara Horn, Molly Jong-Fast, Rachel Kadish, Jenna Kalinsky, Cynthia Kaplan, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Amy Klein, Daphne Merkin, Tova Mirvis, Gina Nahai, Katie Rophie, Francesca Segre, Wendy Shanker, Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Susan Shapiro, Ayelet Waldman, Rebecca Walker, Sheryl Zohn.

About the Author

Ruth Andrew Ellenson is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People, Forward, Ha'aretz, and many other publications. She received the National Jewish Book Award for the national bestseller The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Penguin Random House), which was selected by Hadassah as a featured book club selection. The daughter of a rabbi and a Daughter of the American Revolution, Ellenson was born in Jerusalem and raised in New York and Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Columbia University. Ellenson's recent editorial collaborations include Why Be Jewish? A Testament (Twelve) written with the late philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman. Ellenson is a star speaker who has traveled internationally to address the complexities and joys of Jewish identity for women of all ages, and her book has become a favorite choice among reading groups for the intense and spirited discussions it provokes. Ms. Ellenson is represented by the Harry Walker Agency for speaking"

Praise For The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt

Strong and moving stories about what it means... to be a Jewish woman in today’s world.—Los Angeles Times

Lively and intelligent.—Seattle Times