Lawrence J. Epstein is a Professor of English at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, New York. He is widely considered to be a leading expert on American Jewish life and is the author of such books as A Treasury of Jewish Anecdotes and A Treasury of Jewish Inspirational Stories. He frequently lectures on American popular culture and lives with his wife and family on Long Island, New York.
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4,0 su 5 stelleFASCINATING READING ABOUT WHAT MAKES THESE PEOPLE TICK
DaMichel Brotmanil 21 febbraio 2013 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This is a positive review, but I'm going to start with a word of caution: The cover of the book says it all. The author explains the history and influences that makes our favorite comedians tick. While there are lots of laughs in these words, this is a very studious and serious analysis of how the history of Jews has impacted their humor. If you're looking for a whole bunch of Jewish humor, you're looking in the wrong place.
Nonetheless, this was a fabulous read for smart people. It explains in wonderful detail the method and thinking and history of the icons of humor in America, Jewish or not. But the reason for four instead of five stars is the depths the author went to in making his point. At times, the amount of detail put me to sleep. This is a great book to read before your next dinner party. Tons of great antidotes about the comedy heroes that I want to tell all my friends!
DaLinda Rubensteinil 20 gennaio 2013 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
I bought the book because it was recommended by the book club at my synagogue. While the book is interesting, Mr. Epstein make huge leaps in conclusions. Some of what he says appears to have been pulled out of thin air. I would not read it again.
DaYolanda Litttenil 15 luglio 2011 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
A most informative book. From Baudville to modern day stand-up,to sitcoms, from the Catskills to Miami Jewish comedy has shaped our lives. In this book you get a glimpse into the lives of the people that created an industry.
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