How to Be a Jewish Mother
|Publisher||Price Stern Sloan|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
How to Be a Jewish Mother is a 1964 Jewish humour book by American humorist Dan Greenburg which was the best selling non-fiction book in the United States in 1965, with 270,000 copies sold. The book was first published by Price Stern Sloan under publisher Larry Sloan.
The book was adapted into a play starring Molly Picon and Godfrey Cambridge which had a brief run on Broadway at the Hudson Theater from December 1967 through January 1968. A 1983 French adaptation, Comment devenir une mère juive en 10 leçons, met with long-running success. Gertrude Berg also released a best-selling comedy album from the book in 1965.
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- (29 December 1967). Theater: 'How to Be a Jewish Mother'; Molly Picon Stars With Godfrey Cambridge, The New York Times
- (10 March 2001). Une mère juive joyeuse et drôle, Le Parisien (in French)
- (6 October 2004). Comment devenir une mère juive...., lemagazine.info (in French)
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