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November 2020

Alan Zweibel (Opening Night)

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

OPENING NIGHT Join author Alan Zweibel as he presents his book Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier. Throughout the pages of Laugh Lines, Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries, including Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Bob Sagat, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, and more. The book also features a charming foreword from his friend of 45 years, Billy Crystal, with whom he co-wrote and coproduced the…

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December 2020

Howard Blum

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join author Howard Blum as he presents his book Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin. Detroit Jewish Book Fair Partnership Event Presented by the Detroit Jewish Book Fair The New York Times bestselling author returns with a tale as riveting and suspenseful as any thriller: the true story of the Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. during World War II. The…

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Miriam Udel

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join author Miriam Udel as she presents her book Honey on the Page: A Treasure of Yiddish Children’s Literature An unprecedented treasury of Yiddish children’s stories and poems enhanced with original illustrations Honey on the Page lays out a feast of nearly fifty stories and poems for children, translated from the original Yiddish.  Arranged thematically—from school days to the holidays—the book takes readers from Jewish holidays and history to folktales and fables, from stories of humanistic ethics to multi-generational family…

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Cleo Stiller

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join author Cleo Stiller as she presents her book Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today   Emmy and Peabody Award–nominated health reporter Cleo Stiller’s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo. In Modern Manhood, reporter Cleo Stiller sheds light on all the gray areas out there, using conversations that real men and women are having with their friends, their…

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