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WHAT TO NAME YOUR JEWISH BABY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of a pile of quick sells (The Kennedy/Churchill/Stevenson/Wit; The Johnson Humor; Dear Pres. Johnson; Love Letters to the Beatles, etc.etc.) dips his hand into the Oh-what-fun-to-be-Jewish market. In that the real and rich legacy of Yiddish derived humor has been well nigh exhausted by the second generation writers, now themselves the old folks, a valiant but sterile effort has been made to capture the nostalgic, middle-aged yearning for old days of sharp, loving thrusts at a community and the on-going institutions. The well is dry, but now the purchase of push button yuks amounts to an oath of allegiance. Therefore this computerized humor will probably sell. This particular effort is comprised of a list of baby names. Sample: ""CAROL -- Carol Horowitz, famed Israeli figure skater...etc."" As for Mr. Adler--may he be hit with the teapot! Predictable sales.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1966
Publisher: Dutton