REVIEWS & ARTICLES
"required reading" - departures
"Cove’s bawdy, warm-hearted recollection is anything but a mope. Not only do Lou and Howie turn Salem on its ear, but Howie gives Lou fodder for a breakthrough with his own Dad, too."
"hilarious & poignant!" PEOPLE MAGAZINE
"If you helped your dad's friend campaign for Playgirl's man of the year in ’78, wouldn't you write a book about it? Cove did, and it's both hilarious and poignant.”
booklist starred review
"The kind of book readers fall in love with."
WBUR - RADIO BOSTON
"Coming Of Age With The Help Of A Playgirl Centerfold"
NEW England public radio
WPYX: Quinn & Cantera
Morning Drive Fun
In depth Q&A:
Jewish Book Council Review
“The type of family represented here is so rich, so varied, and recalled with such warmth that the book stands apart from its genre. Swirling with ideas about what it means to be an adult, this story of one Jewish boy’s awkward and sometimes painful adolescence builds to a crescendo where it’s unclear Lou will ever have his bar mitzvah, but it’s clear that he’s figuring out how to become a man.”
“You simply must read this memoir.”
Thought Matters/Huffington Post
From Man of the Year to Millions for Charity: What I Learned From My First Campaign (when I was 12)
Start listening at 13:30!
"A charming, unique coming-of-age tale."
"A very fine family memoir that proves, in a variety of ways, that things are not always what they seem."
9 Jewish books to read this summer