Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sex, Drugs, and Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection w/ Giveaway!

Scoring weed for your uncle...Hanging out with porn stars on Christmas Eve...Eating nachos with the Mossad...Observing the Dyke Days of Awe...Getting held up at a Weight Watcher's meeting...Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.

From Heeb magazine--the definitive voice of a proud, searching, and irreverent new generation of American Jews--this first-of-a-kind fast and fun showcase spotlights the hilarious and heartful raconteurial gifts of many of today's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists, and musicians. Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul. You'll never bleach your arm hair again.

Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish is a collection of about fifty stories or more from some of this generation's leading writers, comedians, actors, artists and musicians. Contributors include Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and more. There's the story of a young fifteen year old male who gets caught by three Israeli soldiers with his pants down, literally. There's the one night stand with about a zillion stuffed Garfields staring from everywhere; the guy really had a Garfield addiction. There's a story for everyone. You need to be Jewish to read this collection. There's stories that will make you sad and some that will have you laughing out loud and others that will have you nodding your head; yes you've been there yourself.

I quite enjoyed myself while reading this fantastic collection. The stories are sorted by their subject, so there are several in each category which include but are not limited to sex, drugs, work and family. If your looking for a collection of stories that will keep you thoroughly entertained, you must pick up a copy of this one! And by the way, for those that don't know, gefilte fish are poached fish patties made from a mixture of ground deboned fish, in case you were wondering.

About the Author:

Shana Liebman, the Arts Editor of Heeb Magazine, conceived and now curates the Heeb Storytelling series. She has a BA in English from Brown University and an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She is also a freelance writer and editor who has worked for The Village Voice, PAPER, Salon, The New York Observer and The Independent, and is a regular contributor to New York Magazine.

Hatchette is allowing me to giveaway 5 copies of this fantastic collection!

USA & Canada Only, No Po Boxes

You must leave a comment, with an email to enter!

Deadline is October 9th, Winners announced October 10th.


  1. This looks awesome! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  2. I cracked up as soon as I saw the title of this book! Please enter me.


  3. I'd love this!

  4. Thanks for featuring this unique and entertaining book. I would enjoy it greatly and appreciate this humor. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I would love to read this!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  6. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  7. Ha! I'm posting this on a Jewish holiday!

    No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  8. This sounds so funny! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    the_viking_chick AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Now this sounds like a fun read. Count me in please.


  10. This looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I'd like a chance into this giveaway to read this book thanks!


  12. I would love to be entered!


  13. This book looks hilarious! Please enter me!

  14. LOVE IT...please count me in...thanks.

    karen k

  15. I'd really like to read this book

  16. This book looks like it is hilarious! I would definitely love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  17. This looks like a very funny book. Count me in please. Thanks!


  18. Sex, drugs and gefilte fish, ha, these are a few of my favorite things :) Sign me up - please and thanks! elianashapiro(at)gmail(dot)com


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