Category Archives: Book reviews

“The Russian Optimist”: Review of Ben Rosenfeld’s 2nd Comedy CD Scheduled For Release January 1, 2016

Fun fact to know and tell: in Russia, they pry your eyes open right before they remove a kidney. I learned this and so much more listening to Ben Rosenfeld’s “The Russian Optimist”, his hilarious second comedy CD that is … Continue reading

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Review of “Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up”

“Russian Optimism:  Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up” Edited and translated by Ben Rosenfeld Illustrated by Dov Smiley This coffee table book containing thirty of “Russia’s most horrifically hysterical nursery rhymes in English” was recently in the top 20 … Continue reading

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What A Character: Reviewing Rachel Dratch’s New Memoir

There can be no higher praise for Rachel Dratch’s memoir “Girl Walks Into A Bar” than to say this book can hold the attention of a woman going through menopause.  If you’ve ever hung around someone going through the change, then you know … Continue reading

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Sarah Makes Us Smile

During February 2012, I went with a group of friends to see Sarah Colonna headline at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.  She’s a very funny writer and roundtable regular on the late-night show Chelsea Lately, as well as a … Continue reading

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Russell’s Nooky Book

Russell Brand and I are destined to meet:  he’s always imagined that he came from a distant planet, and I’ve always imagined meeting a visitor from a distant planet. I just finished Mr. Brand’s first memoir, “My Booky Wook”, and it was … Continue reading

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Objects May Appear Larger Than They Actually Are

Joanna Rapoza’s review of the newly released book “Scared Skinny No More” by Mary Dimino and Dr. Brad Johnson Many of us have distorted views about body image and nutrition, including the magical number we think we should see once … Continue reading

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