The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame (Paperback)

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By Fred Bernstein, Lisa Birnbach (Foreword by)
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For this wonderful collection, Fred A. Bernstein interviewed 25 mothers of famous and successful Jewish people, including, for example, Clara Sussman, mother of Rosalyn Yalow, a Nobel Prize winner in medicine: Like other mothers in the book, Clara exemplified a life of hard work and sacrifice, as well as worry about her child when a teacher told her Rosalyn was a genius (-I never met the man Einstein but I heard he was a little peculiar-). And also Leah Adler, mother of film director Steven Spielberg, who, Bernstein writes, was the funniest person he'd ever met, and readers will agree. With obvious love and pride, Leah kvetches about bringing up a peculiar son (-I didn't know what the hell he was-).
The mothers in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame lovingly report on their children--rock stars, a lawyer, a playwright, and other achievers, and at least two people more notorious than famous: porn film star Harry Reems and Yippie ex-convict Abbie Hoffman.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385233774
ISBN-10: 0385233779
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 1986
Pages: 208
Language: English