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GIFT BOOKS & POPULAR CULTURE

PUBLISHER
Reel Art Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 8.25 in. / 160 pgs / 70 color / 80 bw.

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2021 p. 31   

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ISBN 9781909526839 TRADE
List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95

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REEL ART PRESS

A Small Book of Jewish Comedians

Edited by Tony Nourmand. Introduction by Bobby Slayton.

A Small Book of Jewish Comedians

An unmissable gift book, A Small Book of Jewish Comedians is a perfect (please God) post-pandemic pick-me-up

A New York Times Book Review 2021 holiday gift guide pick

In 1978, Time magazine estimated that around 80 percent of professional American comics were Jewish, and Jewish humor remains a foundation stone of American popular culture and humor. This book is not intended as a definitive tome but is instead a joyful and irreverent celebration of great photography and some of the greatest one-liners of the 20th century, ripe in satire, anecdote, self-deprecation and irony.
Featuring photographs of comedians such as Larry David, Fran Lebowitz, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Lenny Bruce, Rita Rudner, Joan Rivers and George Burns, the book’s portraits are accompanied by one-liners such as: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” (Groucho Marx); “When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.” (George Burns); “It was a Jewish porno film … one minute of sex and nine minutes of guilt.” (Joan Rivers); “You know who wears sunglasses inside? Blind people and assholes.” (Larry David); “I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.” (Fran Lebowitz).


Photo of Lenny Bruce, © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos, is reproduced from 'A Small Book of Jewish Comedians'.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/18/2022

Especially now, laughter really is the best medicine

Especially now, laughter really is the best medicine

Featured spreads are from A Small Book of Jewish Comedians, published by our fun-loving friends at Reel Art Press. Presenting portraits and quotes from an exquisite list of some of the greatest comedic geniuses of the past century—including Groucho Marx, Jerry Lewis, Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Bette Middler, Gilda Radner, Andy Kaufman, Larry David and Marc Maron, to name just a few—it’s the perfect antidote to these recent not-so-funny times. As Groucho Marx once said, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read." continue to blog


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