Starred review for Mamaleh Knows Best in Shelf-Awareness, a publication thatÂ I’m addicted to. (I get both the regular-people newsletter ANDÂ the professional newsletter and DEVOUR THEM LIKE NUT-FREE RUGELACH.) More reviews and excerpts (aka tiresome self-promotion) below the cut. Sorry.
NOT SORRYÂ to be included in Good Housekeeping’s wonderfully diverse list of the best new fall books— alongside rock starÂ Jennifer Weiner, Imbolo Mbue, Luvvie Ajayi (whose hilarious blog I live for), Maria Semple of the brilliant Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and Taraji P. Henson. This roundup also introduced me to a forthcoming book called Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage & MannersÂ that looks edifying and funny and disturbing, so thank you, GH.
GOYIM, BUY MY BOOK; IT IS NOT JUST FOR JEWS. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING IS VERY GOYISH.
“Love That Max,” Ellen Siedman’s wonderful blogÂ (which is also a community hub),Â about raising a child with special needs, excerpted a bit of the book onÂ teaching kids to stand up to bullies.Â
In Tablet Magazine news, here’s an excerpt from the book, about fostering an interest in acts of social justice. And here’s a convo with my pal Gayle Forman on the Good-Enough Mother (which we’ll also be talking about at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn on Thursday night). Because my editor Wayne is THE LOVELIEST about letting me self-promote like a sales-seeking missile. And here’s a piece about why I couldn’t follow my editor JZ’s directive to write about the worst moms of 5776.
I blogged last week for The Prosen People, the Jewish Book Council’s book blog. Feel free to look around there, but if you are a writer (and who is not), you might particularly enjoy Uh, Five Reasons My Book Was A Year Late.