MJCCA Welcomes Comedy Legends Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach for an Author Talk & Signing
Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian? These baffling questions and many more are answered in A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come From, What to Feed Them, What They Have Against Foreskins, How Come They Carry Each Other Around on Chairs, Why They Fled Egypt by Running Straight to a Large Body of Water, and Much More. Maybe Too Much More. This hilarious tome from three comedy legends contains the sweetness of an apricot rugelach and all the wisdom of a matzoh ball. It dissects every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravels a long and complicated history, and tackles the tough questions that have been plaguing the long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries. Gather round your chosen ones, pop open a bottle of Manischewitz, and get ready to laugh as you finally begin to understand the inner-workings of Judaism.
About the Authors
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor writer and bestselling author whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers. The New York Times has pronounced him "the funniest man in America." He has written a number of New York Times bestselling humor books, including Live Right, Best. State. Ever., and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster). Dave Barry Slept Here was his version of American history. Dave Barry Does Japan was a contribution to international peace and understanding from which Japan has not yet fully recovered. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys is among the best-read volumes in rehab centers and prisons. Raised in a suburb of New York, educated in a suburb of Philadelphia, he lives now in a suburb of Miami. He is not, as he often puts it so poetically, making this up.
Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic and humorist. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep, which has been translated into forty languages, named Time Magazine's 2011 "Thing of the Year," and sold over two million copies worldwide. The 2014 sequel, "You Have to F****** Eat," is also a New York Times bestseller. Mansbach was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an NAACP Image Award for his screenplay BARRY. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Moth Storytelling Hour, and This American Life. Mansbach lives in Berkeley, California, and is a frequent lecturer on college campuses.
Member: $18 (general admission ticket only; does not include book)
Community: $25 (general admission ticket only; does not include book)
Member/Community: $35 (includes one hardcover copy of the book)