Matzo Balls for Breakfast

and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish

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About The Book

For everyone who treasures their heritage and loves a good story, Matzo Balls for Breakfast, now available in paperback, is an inspiring collection of personal remembrances from a wide range of people who share their fondest memories of growing up Jewish, collected by one of America's most beloved Jewish entertainers, bestselling author, television and movie personality, the recently deceased Alan King.

Alan King—the beloved comic, actor, producer, author, philanthropist, and storyteller extraordinaire—has compiled a wonderfully readable book about growing up Jewish, with totally original contributions by famous people. Combining warmhearted humor with a prideful nostalgia, these essays discuss life in the Jewish family and neighborhood, being a Jew in a non-Jewish world, Jewish holidays, and discovering the essence of being Jewish.

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About The Author

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Alan King conceived and developed this book in the period of time before he died, in May 2004. It would be his final accomplishment in a lifetime of prolific achievement.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (October 3, 2005)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743260749

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"If America's community of Jewish luminaries -- a motley crew of politicians, comedians, historians, actors, and writers -- could sit at one long table to nosh and tell stories, the gathering would read a lot like Matzo Balls for Breakfast."
-- Forward

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