The Shiksa Syndrome

By Laurie Graff
Read by Hillary Huber

9.78 Hours 10/07/2008 unabridged
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shiksa n. Yiddish 1: term used to describe non-Jewish women 2: a quintessential blonde beauty 3: a Jewish boy's dream 4: a Jewish girl's nightmare After splitting up with her gorgeous WASP-y boyfriend, Jewish New Yorker Aimee Albert decides to take her mother’s advice and find a nice Jewish boy. The only trouble is that the Jewish guys are falling for the blonde Shiksas. Hair dye, green contacts, and a few mannerisms borrowed from her best friend transform her into a Shiksa Goddess and she attracts a wonderful Jewish man. Now the question is how long will the charade go on? The Shiksa Syndrome is a tale of love and identity, and how the search for one can sometimes play havoc with the other.

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Summary

Summary

shiksa n. Yiddish
1: term used to describe non-Jewish women
2: a quintessential blonde beauty
3: a Jewish boy's dream
4: a Jewish girl's nightmare

After splitting up with her gorgeous WASP-y boyfriend, Jewish New Yorker Aimee Albert decides to take her mother’s advice and find a nice Jewish boy. The only trouble is that the Jewish guys are falling for the blonde Shiksas. Hair dye, green contacts, and a few mannerisms borrowed from her best friend transform her into a Shiksa Goddess and she attracts a wonderful Jewish man. Now the question is how long will the charade go on? The Shiksa Syndrome is a tale of love and identity, and how the search for one can sometimes play havoc with the other.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Graff’s prose crackles with winning wit, making her…[tale] go down like a chocolate-covered macaroon.” Publishers Weekly
“Hillary Huber reads this story of mistaken identities with lots of energy and enthusiasm.” AudioFile
“Audie Award nominee Hillary Huber brings Aimee, her family, and her friends to life, capturing each character’s distinct dialect, accent, and tone of voice. Recommended for fiction collections in public libraries.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Graff’s latest is by turns funny and poignant as she explores religious identity and modern relationships.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Laurie Graff

Laurie Graff, a New York City based writer and actor, is the author of the bestselling You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs and Looking for Mr. Goodfrog. She has performed both on and off Broadway, on national tours, regionally, and in many TV and radio commercials.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English