NICE JEWISH BRAFFS
I don't know how none of us found out before now, but check out this Jewish Journal story about The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green, the irreverent new novel by Joshua Braff, Zach's 36-year-old brother.
The article features a photo of Joshua by Zach (the photo actually reminds me of Carson Kressley from Queer Eye, but that's neither here nor there). The most disappointing part of the whole article was the revelation that Joshua's married. (Joshua's apparently the middle of three, Zach being the youngest, and I have no word on the whereabouts or marital status of the oldest Braff. Sorry, ladies.) But the book looks a little like the one I've been thinking about writing.
One of my favorite quotes in the article: "Kirkus Reviews noted that "Unthinkable" is "compulsively readable, in a horrifying sort of way." You know, that's the kind of review I would absolutely LOVE.
So I've decided, Joshua and I should be friends. No worries, I'm no homewrecker, this proposal's strictly decent. But with his irreverent reflection of yeshiva life, and my newly minted Balabustabooks Press, it's basherte of a professional and decidedly non-romantic variety.
Josh, honey--when you're in NY (November 15, 2004 time TBD at the Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble, 396 Ave. of the Americas at 8th Street) you better call me!