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The Bible of Dirty Jokes
Eileen Pollack




Four Way
2018 • 308 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction & Literature / Fiction - Contemporary Women / Jewish Fiction

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-945588-14-3
$16.99 Ebook, 978-1-945588-15-0

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“Pollack has crafted a lighthearted family tale with an extended cast of lively characters (even Larry David makes a cameo appearance). . . . The close look at the extended Borscht Belt Jewish... [continued in Reviews below]”—Booklist

Acclaimed author Eileen Pollack’s most recent novel is a cross between Seinfeld and The Sopranos

When Ketzel Weinrach’s beloved brother Potsie goes missing in Las Vegas, she not only must try to find him, she must confront her family’s shady history and their ties to the legendary Jewish mob, Murder, Inc., as well as her troubling relationship to her cousin Perry (who runs a strip club on the outskirts of Vegas), her long and apparently not-so-loving marriage to her recently departed husband Morty Tittelman (a self-styled professor of dirty jokes and erotic folklore), and her own failed career as a stand-up comic.

Reviews / Endorsements

"Pollack has crafted a lighthearted family tale with an extended cast of lively characters (even Larry David makes a cameo appearance). . . . The close look at the extended Borscht Belt Jewish community is its own reward. A snappy tale of family and reinvention with a whip-smart heroine driving the action."—Booklist

“Pollack understands humor well, and if her novel is approached as a very long standup routine, the coincidences become much easier to swallow. Ultimately, the book is heartwarming, and addresses some serious issues regarding women’s available choices and the way their bodies are used, both literally and figuratively.”
New York Times

full of mischief….”—Sam Lipsyte

“… one of our finest, and funniest, writers.”—Claire Vaye Watkins

“…a wild romp of a novel.”—Joshua Henkin



EILEEN POLLACK is the award-winning author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including Breaking and Entering (Four Way Books 2012) and In The Mouth (Four Way Books 2008). She lives in Manhattan and Ann Arbor and teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program in creative writing at the University of Michigan.



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