SB Sarah Heads to Texas

Book CoverHave 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.



General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    MamaNice says:

    Well, there’s a little bit o’ bosoms in each of the other story lines, so you’ll fit in quite nicely!

    Have fun, and congrats on being selected to do this.

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    darlynne says:

    That sounds like a great evening. You’ll fit right in with those other seriously funny writers.

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    Tina C. says:

    I hope that someone is taping this because it could be some serious fun! 

    Have a great time in San Antonio—and make sure you get to the Riverwalk.  Yeah, it’s touristy, but it’s also beautiful and there’s lots to see and do.

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    Tina M. says:

    AHH!  So close but not close enough for me.  Hope you enjoy your visit.

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    laurad says:

    If you have time, the Liberty Bar is fantastic both for the food and the building.  It’s an old store that is seriously off-kilter; sadly they are moving to a new location soon.  But I have driven from Austin to SA just to eat there, and I always end up taking a loaf of bread home with me.

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    Meezergrrrl says:

    Mazel Tov, y’all!  when’s the next book coming out?

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    nutmeag says:

    An early Welcome To San Antonio to you. Be glad you’re coming in the fall rather than the crazy summer heat. ;-) And if you’re up for some very local beer, check out the Blue Star Brewery in Southtown.

    @ laurad:
    I’ve lived in SA for 7 years now and I still haven’t made it to Liberty Bar . . . although I keep telling myself to go!

  8. 8

    This sounds like a fun event!  Remind people that Heaving Bosoms makes a great Chanukah gift, and that Strip Dreidal is a wonderful ice-breaker when you’re spending an evening with that special someone.

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    Nadia says:

    Ah, if only I could swing a five-hour drive mid-week.  Enjoy your trip, hope they feed you some good Tex-Mex while you are here.

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    Teresa says:

    Sounds like an awesome panel.

    November 11—don’t forget to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

  11. 11
    JamiSings says:

    1: Have fun!

    2: Reading this I feel highly embarassed about my little rant in e-mail about the book A Bed Of Spices. (Though I still believe that the author did not actually do any research. Especially since she basically suggested all medievil Jewish women were illiterate and not nearly as intellegent as women who were Catholic and of nobility.) Can I plead that I’m a newbie? I’ve only read this blog a few times when it’s been mentioned on another book and/or library related blog. I only recently got up the courage to visit, read more, register, and comment.

    3: Only beer I like to drink is Guinness, though on occastions I’ll settle for Newcastle.

    4: Again, have fun!

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    Jody says:

    Whoa.  Just a minute there, Missy.

    Do not bash Rolling Rock beer.  It may be a cult thang, but I like it. 

    Stroh’s is bashable, though.

    And have a good trip.

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    Jess Granger says:

    Life’s too short to drink bad beer.  Have a great time.  San Antonio is a lot of fun.

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    Castiron says:

    Have a great time!  (If they still have them in the store, try the 100th Anniversary Shiner six-packs—good variety of tasty beer.)

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    SonomaLass says:

    I <3 Shiner Bock.  Also the Shiner Hefeweizen—mmm.  We can get it in bottles here, but it’s not the same as the good draft version we used to get when my partner’s business travel meant regular trips to Texas. 

    Have a great trip, and spread the love of Bosoms!

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    Throwmearope says:

    Anything’s better than Coors.  Just sayin’.

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    Lil' Deviant says:

    *tips shiner cheer* shiner holiday beer

    I am sorry to say I can’t make the four hour drive on a Wednesday.  I am so upset.  Have a wonderful time!!!

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    Eve Savage says:

    San Antonio is my hometown! Wish I could be there to see you at the Jewish Center. Enjoy the city and all it has to offer. Definitely go down to the Riverwalk and have a Shiner beer. Enjoy!

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    Jes1 says:

    Have lots of fun in San Antonio, Sarah.  The Riverwalk and the Mercado are always high on my recommend list.  Try the Shiner Black Lager, too.  I enjoy it even more than Shiner Bock.  And if you have time, the brewery tour at Shiner is a good way to spend an afternoon.

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    AmandaG says:

    Ack!  I always see you stopping everywhere but here, or so it seems sometimes… but not true!  Will somehow have to get my butt over there on Wednesday.

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