Kvells! My mama, Marcia Fine, is up for yet another national book award for her memoir Paper Children, a multi-generational tale of three Jewish women finding their identities as the world changes around them. Even El Yenta Man loved it, and he never finishes anything longer than Newsweek. You can order it here, and while you’re at it, go ahead and order The Blind Eye, her fascinating historical novel about Jewish family escaping the Inquisition in 15th-century Portugal.
And check out my amazing mother at the Los Angeles Book Fair with none other than everyone’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer! I don’t even want to know what a conversation between these two could have entailed – the Sephardic history of sex toys? Sex Tips from the Pentateuch? Whatever, I’m sure it was too hot to handle.
(Did you know that besides being a super expert on all things kinky, horny and hot, the good doctor is also a documentary filmmaker and served in the Haganah at 17?)
I wanna be these people when I grow up. If this what 60 and beyond is all about, I’m so down.