Tuesday, September 21, 2004

CHRISTIAN CHICK LIT INSPIRES NEW JEWISH IDEA

From today's NY Times:

Several leading publishers, both Christian and secular romance houses, are rolling out what they call "Christian chick lit" lines. These novels typically feature Bridget Jones types looking for the right man, the right chocolate, the right friends - and the right relationship with God.

In light of the above announcement, I wanted to make an announcement of my own. I’m officially launching my new publishing company, Beyond the Yenta Press, which will publish Jewish chick lit, a genre which I like to call Balabustabooks.

Our new press’s first release is the heartwarming and thought-provoking Modern Shmodern, artfully written by Fruma Sarah Tevyova. Featuring Golda Goldman, whose name anchors her to the Old Country as closely as it links her to redundancy. Join Golda as she struggles to make Judaism work in her decidedly modern world:
  • Can she justify the thong as a morally acceptable underwear modality?
  • Will American Jewish political correctness prevent her from purchasing French wine or Body Shop products?
  • Can she be an Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) if she wears pants and pursues a career?
  • Should she eat dairy out and cope with the possibility that a trayf meatball may end up on her mushroom pizza?
  • What happens when her company fundraiser is held at the Museum of Sex?
  • Should she respect rabbis regardless of their dating behaviors?
  • Must she burn her VHS copies of Lethal Weapon and What Women Want because of Mel’s Christian antics?

Beyond the Yenta Press is currently accepting all book orders and manuscript submissions. For more information, contact the proprietress of this blog.


3 Comments:

At 12:50 AM, September 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a sexy Jewish book called 'Neurotica' which is kind of porn lit meets chick lit I guess.

-Karol

 
At 4:31 PM, September 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I declined to The Matzo Ball Heiress, by Laurie Gwen Shapiro, out of the library.

 
At 5:47 PM, September 23, 2004, Blogger JessiePlus said...

The sad thing is that I do worry about eating dairy out and whether or not to buy the Body Shop or French wine. Sigh. I am a Jew-lit/boychik-lit (hey, it was the only pun I could think of) stereotype...sigh.

 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

CHRISTIAN CHICK LIT INSPIRES NEW JEWISH IDEA

From today's NY Times:

Several leading publishers, both Christian and secular romance houses, are rolling out what they call "Christian chick lit" lines. These novels typically feature Bridget Jones types looking for the right man, the right chocolate, the right friends - and the right relationship with God.

In light of the above announcement, I wanted to make an announcement of my own. I’m officially launching my new publishing company, Beyond the Yenta Press, which will publish Jewish chick lit, a genre which I like to call Balabustabooks.

Our new press’s first release is the heartwarming and thought-provoking Modern Shmodern, artfully written by Fruma Sarah Tevyova. Featuring Golda Goldman, whose name anchors her to the Old Country as closely as it links her to redundancy. Join Golda as she struggles to make Judaism work in her decidedly modern world:
  • Can she justify the thong as a morally acceptable underwear modality?
  • Will American Jewish political correctness prevent her from purchasing French wine or Body Shop products?
  • Can she be an Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) if she wears pants and pursues a career?
  • Should she eat dairy out and cope with the possibility that a trayf meatball may end up on her mushroom pizza?
  • What happens when her company fundraiser is held at the Museum of Sex?
  • Should she respect rabbis regardless of their dating behaviors?
  • Must she burn her VHS copies of Lethal Weapon and What Women Want because of Mel’s Christian antics?

Beyond the Yenta Press is currently accepting all book orders and manuscript submissions. For more information, contact the proprietress of this blog.


3 Comments:

At 12:50 AM, September 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a sexy Jewish book called 'Neurotica' which is kind of porn lit meets chick lit I guess.

-Karol

 
At 4:31 PM, September 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I declined to The Matzo Ball Heiress, by Laurie Gwen Shapiro, out of the library.

 
At 5:47 PM, September 23, 2004, Blogger JessiePlus said...

The sad thing is that I do worry about eating dairy out and whether or not to buy the Body Shop or French wine. Sigh. I am a Jew-lit/boychik-lit (hey, it was the only pun I could think of) stereotype...sigh.

 

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