Bad for the Jews

Scott Sherman

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Scott Sherman has taken it upon himself to compile a list of 50 Oy vey-inducing members of the tribe—from politics, entertainment and white collar crime—who make it tougher than it already is to be a Jew these days. Notables include:

Bernie Madoff: Where to begin? Life is hard enough without having to be concerned that your esteemed brethren are really sleeper-schmucks lying in wait, biding their time for the perfect moment to completely ruin your life.

Laura Schlessinger: Referred to herself in a Los Angeles Times Magazine profile as “a prophet.” Let’s be nice and call that a stretch.

Eliot Spitzer: Oh if only we could return to the days when Jewish mothers could call their little aspiring politicians 'The Next Eliot Spitzer!' without it sounding absolutely disgusting.

Barbra Streisand: Those imitating her shtick can't be tuned out because, much to our chagrin, they live with us. Think of all the poor young Jews who had to go to school unwashed because their sister's shower-based rendition of "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" took forever to complete.

Judge Judy: Who thought it was a good idea to give a Jewish grandmother a television show in which her opinions are legally binding? Releasing the wrath of bubbie onto the world is a cruel, cruel thing to do.

Leonard Nimoy: A Jew playing a pointy-eared half-alien? Everybody thinks we’re strange and foreign enough as it is!

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BARBRA STREISAND
The Multitalented Artist Whose Album Is in Your Mom’s Car CD Player Right Now
 

THE MOST GIFTED PERFORMER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE
•  Winner of 2 Oscars, 8 Grammys, 4 Emmys, a Tony, an AFI Award, a Golden Globe, an NEA Award, a DGA Award, a Kennedy Center Honors, and a Peabody Award. And she deserves every damn one.
•  Has sold over 140 million records. Sadly, that means at least 5.6 billion people are still deprived of owning an album by Ms. Streisand.
•  Recording Industry Association of America’s

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"As a Catholic, I'm not sure I was allowed to laugh while reading Bad For The Jews, but I did anyway.  Please don't send letters."--Stephen Colbert

“As funny as it is insightful.  And so bad for the Jews, it’s actually good for the Jews.” --Lewis Black, Comedian and Author of Me of Little Faith

“As if we didn't have enough to worry about, Scott Sherman comes along and reminds us of the shmucks, shmendricks, and shmegegehs who are doing Roy Cohn's work without knowing it. Ignore this book at your peril.” --Michael Wex, author of Born to Kvetch

“Who knew collective shame could be so entertaining?  Bad for the Jews condenses years of Jewish hand-wringing over the misdeeds of fellow Jews into one big, all-encompassing ‘Oy Vey.’  It's hilarious and highly therapeutic.  Bring a copy to your next dinner party, bar mitzvah or pogrom.”--David M. Bader, author of Haikus for Jews

 

 

 

 

 


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Scott Sherman

SCOTT SHERMAN is a writer for “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. He has co-written The Dangerous Book for Dogs, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Bad for the Jews
Scott Sherman

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2011
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ISBN: 9781429985284
ISBN10: 1429985283
272 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations throughout
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2011
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ISBN: 9780312668457
ISBN10: 0312668457
7 x 8 inches, 272 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations throughout
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