Secrets of a Jewish Mother : Real Advice, Real Family, Real Love

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  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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A Real Housewife of New York City reveals the Jewish mother's secrets to life, love and happiness. The Jewish Mother knows what she wants-and what you should want too. Here, readers will learn how to make her methods their own, and give and get love and happiness in great amounts. Jill Zarin, the breakout star of Bravo's hit series The Real Housewives of New York, teams up with her sister, Lisa Wexler, award-winning host of the daily radio program The Lisa Wexler Show, and her mother, the estimable Gloria Kamen, who made a splash on Jill's series last year. With real-life stories from the mother/daughter trio illustrating their wise and witty tips on dating, marriage, money, and more, Secrets of a Jewish Motheris all the advice readers didn't know they needed but will never forget.

Author Biography

JILL ZARIN is one of The Real Housewives of New York City, which attracts more than two million viewers each week.

LISA WEXLER is the award-winning host of the daily radio program The Lisa Wexler Show.
GLORIA KAMEN, mother of Lisa Wexler and Jill Zarin, was the surprise hit of Real Housewives season two. She writes the “Ask Gloria” column on BravoTV.com and lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A lot of love and a little matzoh ball soup never hurt anyonep. ix
Friendship: Finding a friend is finding the best part of yourself and setting it freep. 1
Dating: Just because he isn't perfect doesn't mean he won't be perfectly right for youp. 37
Beauty and Health: Let's face it; it's hard to undo a first impression, and if a first impression is really lousy, you won't have the chance to make a secondp. 74
Education: What you know is the one thing no one can take away from youp. 102
Career: Careers are where you realize your potential and fulfill your dreamsp. 124
Marriage: If anyone who has been married a longtime tells you her marriage is and always has been perfect, she is lyingp. 148
Family Focus-The Non-negotiables: You are a bride today and a mother-in-law tomorrow. Be kind. What goes around, comes aroundp. 176
Money: Money is round. It comes and goes in lifep. 206
Parenting: Make sure your children know you love them, every day and in as many ways as you canp. 226
Superstitions and the Clichés That Matter Kaynahora, pooh, pooh, spitp. 274
Are You a Real Jewish Mother?: Laugh at ourselves, and love each otherp. 281
A Coda from the Kinderp. 285
Addendump. 288
Yiddish Glossaryp. 300
Acknowledgmentsp. 306
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