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The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
Author: Joshua Braff
It's 1977. Jacob Green, a Jewish kid from suburban New Jersey, sits on the stairs during his family's housewarming party, waiting for his father, Abram--charming host, everyone's best friend, and amateur emcee--to introduce him to the crowd. Housewarming parties, Annie Hall parties, and bar mitzvah parties punctuate Jacob's childhood and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781565124202
ISBN-10: 1565124200
Publication Date: 10/9/2004
Pages: 272
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3.8 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This is probably most enjoyable if you're Jewish (I am) because you "get" all the references, but readable for anyone who enjoys a quick ethnocentric, dysfunctional-family novella... I didn't love it, but not bad.
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Written by the brother of Zack Braff (from the TV show Scrubs) about a teenage boy's hilariously and achingly sad disfunctional family.
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This was the best book I've read in awhile now. I just GOT it; Jacob and his dad, Jacob and Asher, even Jacob and his mom. Not at all the Modern-Day Portnoy's Complaint that it's billed as, this is a much deeper, more tender and more feeling story. A definite don't miss.
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intelligent pre-adolescent romp


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