Secrets of a Jewish Mother

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Secrets of a Jewish Mother is a Jewish secular culture book, published in 2010, written by Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler, and Gloria Kamen. (Jill Zarin was one of the women featured on the TV reality show The Real Housewives of New York City.)[1] The book comprises recipes, advice, and parenting tips. The first paperback copies came out on March 1, 2011. The book has been the source of some controversy because of a positive good review being posted to Amazon, allegedly by Zarin under a pseudonym.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Secrets of a Jewish Mother has received considerable media attention.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] The book received an award from the Connecticut Press Association and was also translated into Chinese, Russian and Japanese.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The NYC Reality Freak Show. New York Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ Yearwood, Pauline Dubkin (December 10, 2010). "A visit from a 'Housewife'...Reality TV star offers advice from her Jewish mom". The Chicago Jewish News. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  3. ^ Boston Globe,
  4. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek,
  5. ^ MSNBC, Newsday,
  6. ^ The New York Times,
  7. ^ J weekly,
  8. ^ Fox News,
  9. ^ WNTH,
  10. ^ Buffalo News,
  11. ^ Danbury News Times