Have I mentioned that I really like Texas? I do, it’s true. They have the best beer in America there, and I say that having been raised in close proximity to Iron City, Yuengling, and Rolling Rock – so I know from crap beer. But more than just the Shiner Bock, Texas has many awesome things about it—including San Antonio.
On 11 November, I’ll be at the Barshop Jewish Community Center in San Antonio as part of an evening program titled, and I’m so not making this up, Shiksas, Break Ups, Romantics & Hook Ups.
I’m on a panel with three other authors. Jodeyne Speyer is the author of Dump ‘Em: How to Break Up with Anyone from Your Best Friend to Your Hairdresser – which, dude. I want to hear about that. Bob Morris wrote a book titled Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad, and Laurie Graff wrote The Shiksa Syndrome, about a woman who pretends she isn’t Jewish because all the Jewish guys she knows don’t want to date or marry Jewish women. The authors are seriously funny, and I’m excited to be on a panel with them.
This panel is part of Jewish Book Month, and was arranged by the Jewish Book Network, which is an annual program for books of Jewish interest, or written by Jewish authors (I’d be that latter one, though there is some content of Jewish interest in the Bosoms). Earlier this year I attended the Jewish Book Network conference to talk very (and I mean very) briefly about my book – it was like a 2 minute audition for each author, and there were over 100 authors there that evening. The Jewish Book Network unites over 80- communities in the US, and helps connect community centers and libraries with authors for literary events, particularly in November.
So I’ll be talking Bosoms while folks talk about breaking up, hooking up, and double dating with dad- should be a fun evening.