Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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!


3 Comments:

At 2:19 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

I saw this book last week and bought it without even realizing the author was Zach Braff's brother. Then I read the Journal article. It appears the Braff family is quite talented! Anyway, the The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green is number three in my stack of books to read.

 
At 3:42 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger sassy little punkin said...

oy vey, he does look like the queer eye guy! well, girl, you can have your platonic-ship with the elder braff, and i will resume my regularly schedule programming of stalking the braff of the left coast zach variety. swoon... wasn't he darling on the emmys???

 
At 8:30 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Very cool, you'll have to let us know if Josh actually calls you. More likely, he'll e-mail you, since I doubt you'll post your phone number in your blog...!

Main point of this comment: to let you know that you rock, and you made my day.

 

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

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!


3 Comments:

At 2:19 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

I saw this book last week and bought it without even realizing the author was Zach Braff's brother. Then I read the Journal article. It appears the Braff family is quite talented! Anyway, the The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green is number three in my stack of books to read.

 
At 3:42 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger sassy little punkin said...

oy vey, he does look like the queer eye guy! well, girl, you can have your platonic-ship with the elder braff, and i will resume my regularly schedule programming of stalking the braff of the left coast zach variety. swoon... wasn't he darling on the emmys???

 
At 8:30 PM, September 22, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Very cool, you'll have to let us know if Josh actually calls you. More likely, he'll e-mail you, since I doubt you'll post your phone number in your blog...!

Main point of this comment: to let you know that you rock, and you made my day.

 

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