When You Lie About Your Age The Ter­ror­ists Win: Reflec­tion on Look­ing in the Mirror

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By – December 22, 2011
The author is a come­di­an who has writ­ten for Sein­feld, the Lar­ry Sanders Show, and Sat­ur­day Night Live. She was known as the real Elaine,” as the char­ac­ter on Sein­feld was part­ly based on Leifer. She was a reg­u­lar on Late Night with David Let­ter­man. Leifer’s sto­ries are humor­ous per­son­al thoughts about many top­ics includ­ing turn­ing fifty, friend­ship, menopause, con­fronting ill­ness, los­ing a par­ent, mem­o­ries of grow­ing up, under­go­ing ther­a­py, fac­ing new tech­nol­o­gy, becom­ing an ani­mal lover, chang­ing sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion in mid-life, and rela­tion­ships. The chap­ters are fast, easy read­ing and the read­er can eas­i­ly imag­ine the author telling these sto­ries as stand-up com­e­dy rou­tines. I rec­om­mend this book as a fun read for women as the short tales are hon­est and touching.
Miri­am Brad­man Abra­hams is a Cuban-born, Brook­lyn-raised, Long Island-resid­ing mom. She is Hadas­sah Nas­sau’s One Region One Book chair­la­dy, a free­lance essay­ist, and a cer­ti­fied yoga instruc­tor who has loved review­ing books for the JBC for the past ten years.

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