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Jewball
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  • Paperback
  • Oct.25.2011
  • 9781612187235

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From the bestselling satirist and memoirist Neal Pollack comes a funny, gritty historical noir about a tough Jew on the brink and about a great American game coming into its own. 1937. The gears of world war have begun to grind, but Inky Lautman, star point guard for the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association, America's greatest basketball team, is dealing with his own problems. His coach has unwittingly incurred a massive gambling debt to the German-American Bund. His main basketball rival is self-righteously leading public protests against the rise of homegrown American fascism. And his girlfriend wants him to join a Jewish student organization that's all talk and no action. It's more than Inky can deliver. He just wants to play ball and occasionally beat people up for money. The tides of history are flowing against a guy like Inky. Can he make his free...
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From the bestselling satirist and memoirist Neal Pollack comes a funny, gritty historical noir about a tough Jew on the brink and about a great American game coming into its own. 1937. The gears of world war have begun to grind, but Inky Lautman, star point guard for the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association, America's greatest basketball team, is dealing with his own problems. His coach has unwittingly incurred a massive gambling debt to the German-American Bund. His main basketball rival is self-righteously leading public protests against the rise of homegrown American fascism. And his girlfriend wants him to join a Jewish student organization that's all talk and no action. It's more than Inky can deliver. He just wants to play ball and occasionally beat people up for money. The tides of history are flowing against a guy like Inky. Can he make his free throws and still make it through the season alive? This...is Jewball.

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About Neal

I’ve written seven books: Alternadad, Never Mind The Pollacks, The Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature, Beneath the Axis of Evil, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude, Jewball, and Downward-Facing Death...

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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

To paraphrase Oscar Levant, there’s a thin line between good writing and bad writing, and Neal Pollack erases it forever with The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, his flippant sendup...

Nov.19.2007

The alternative style of parenting Pollack and his wife, Regina, subscribe to is built on the desire to raise a kid—a totally deck kid—without actually having to change, or give up any of, your pre-baby...