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Let me state what is perhaps obvious here. I am not Jewish and I am not a woman. I am, however, a writer, and this author is a writer's writer. Those things said, Fear and Yoga In New Jersey is a must read, even if you are none of these things. You might even learn a few words.
You certainly will be entertained.
Debra Galant strikes at fear - fear of losing your job, fear of being labeled a terrorist, fear of social circles and soccer moms and their yoga classes in New Gyr-zee. She satirizes the New Jersey suburbs with reckless abandon and delivers a solid winner. Her son struggles with his Jewish heritage questioning whether to have a Bar Mitzvah, all while Mom has enrolled the family in the Unitarian Church.
It's these polar opposites, which have so much in common, that Galant delivers on a skewer in this crazy, twisted tale of suburbanhood. When you pick up your copy, buy an extra or two as a gift. Your friends will be glad you did.