“Throughout recent history, the sexual heroes have been the Clark Gables, Humphrey Bogarts, Gregory Pecks, Robert Redfords,” reads the foreword of the book, which I have on loan from a friend’s personal irony library. It’s divided into subsections (“The Jewish Man and Things,” “When He Takes You Home for Dinner”), each of which contains a list of observations on the topic, usually starting with “he” (“He folds, never crumples, the paper”).
“Now, today, the Elliot Goulds, George Segals, Dustin Hoffmans herald the beginning of a new super sex star: the Jewish man.” It’s basically a humor book (we’ll get to that), but the core premise—we heart Jewish men, warts and all—is not winking or sarcastic; it’s entirely serious. Some are straightforward (“He uses hand lotion”); some have embellishments that make them less unfunny than they could be (“He has never washed his own clothes [even in the Army]”); some achieve the spare, abstruse genius of a Zen koan (“He is aged 30 to 55 whether he is or he isn’t”).
But it is meant to be a gift- and goes over very well. She discusses Yiddish language and Jewish holidays more or less as trivia. Sometimes can fall into stereotypes, and much of the information here is from other books that are way better.
The sampling of women she obtained for data was indeed very few. I'm giving it 3 stars because it was kind of entertaining to read, but that's it.
“The most manly Jew is more feminine than the least manly Aryan,” wrote the Austrian philosopher Otto Weininger.
This became the basis for considering Jews degenerate, says Boyarin.
Wenn man impliziert, dass ein Jude nur eine Jüdin heiraten soll, ist eine Schickse also ein nichtjüdisches Mädchen, das für Heirat und Familiengründung nicht in Frage kommt.
The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in this girl-meets-boy dating guide. But isn't it nice to know there are guys out there who analyze relationships more than you do? ," "The First Shtup," and "Talk Yiddish to Me" detail how a sexy Shiksa can meet, date, and love a nice Jewish boy of her own.
She waxes poetic about why Jewish men are great boyfriend material: They're smart, entrepreneurial, generous, doting, and funny.
Kristina Grish is the author of three books, including Simon Spotlight Entertainment's Boy Vey! She's currently a contributing editor to Marie Claire and has written for Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Teen Vogue, Outside, and Vibe, among others. when she opened up the book everyone at her birthday brunch wanted to look and the book and read chapters.
This was a very cute and funny birthday gift for a friend who seems to only date Jewish men.