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Jujitsu Rabbi And The Godless Blonde

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JUJITSU RABBI AND THE GODLESS BLONDE: A TRUE STORY by Rebecca Dana

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Rebecca Dana
publisher:
Putnam
genre:
Memoir, Fiction

We gave it an A-

When Dana lands at Penn Station, In Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde, with $20 and the promise of a journalism job, she feels the weight of “everyone else’s stories falling like fresh soot from the skyscrapers above.” She knows there’s no new New York tale to tell — though Manhattan does give her all the glitter and heartbreak that a suburban Pittsburgh girl who dreamed of Truman Capote and Carrie Bradshaw could ask for. But like the martial-arts-obsessed Hasid of the title, her take on being young and smart and emotionally adrift in the city is odd and charming enough to be that elusive thing: a true original. A-