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About the Author

Marnie Winston-Macauley

Quirky, no-nonsense, funny, Marnie – writer, editor, author, lecturer, clinician, and administrator -- is a straight-shooter, who has a distinctive voice and takes on the world in her columns, features, and books. Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions. Marnie has written over 20 books/calendars, including the series “A Little Joy, A Little Oy." Her books include Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother and A Little Joy, A Little Oy (pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also an award-winning “calendar queen” having written over 20. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Writers Guild award. Thefullwiki.org has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish_American writers, dead or living. (She’s still deciding which.) She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Las Vegas in March of 2014.

Marnie invites you to join her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Her website: www.marniemacauley.com and you can reach her at asksadie@aol.com. For counseling she can also be reached at Liveperson: http://www.prestoexperts.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?CatID=10341&ExpID=562114&twid=2&BanID=18787

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

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Jason Alexander’s mother wept when he told her he wanted to become an actor…


We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

We Jews: Pioneer American Jewish Mothers

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As Mother’s Day approaches we salute three great pioneer American Jewish mothers.


My “Farflucket” List

My “Farflucket” List

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Some people have a “bucket list; I have a “farflucket list.”


Holocaust FAQs

Holocaust FAQs

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Everything you need to know from the beginning to the end.


Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

Jewish Paraprosdokians 2

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40 more paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.


The Gift of Kvetch III

The Gift of Kvetch III

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher…


Jumping the Gefilte

Jumping the Gefilte

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Ever heard the expression “Jumping the Shark”? Now introducing…”Jumping the Gefilte!”


Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

Confessions of a Jewish Food Hoarder

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I hope living a life trying to do mitzvahs whites out hoarding a few soy sauce packets.


WouldJew Believe: The Purim Edition

WouldJew Believe: The Purim Edition

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Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts to get you into the Purim spirit.


Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

Jewish Royalty: The “Middlesteins?”

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Will the next prince or princess of England actually be Jewish?


A Salute to Chicken Soup

A Salute to Chicken Soup

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Our relationship with chicken soup runs deep.


Stars of David: David Mamet

Stars of David: David Mamet

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Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet stands up for Israel.


The Jewish Infomercial

The Jewish Infomercial

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Infomercials are so unJewish. Here are my pitches for some Jewish infomercial products.


Jew Year’s Resolutions

Jew Year’s Resolutions

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I won’t call the FBI if a loved one is 10 minutes late. 15 minutes, maybe.


The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

The Gift of Kvetch: Part II

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Confessions from a creative kvetcher.


WouldJew Believe 34: Hanukkah Edition

WouldJew Believe 34: Hanukkah Edition

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In the year 3031, there won’t be a Hanukkah?!


The Gift of Kvetch

The Gift of Kvetch

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Kvetching is a necessary part of life! Here’s why…


WouldJew Believe #33

WouldJew Believe #33

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A leading American Jew attending the first Thanksgiving, a holiday possibly derived from Sukkot?!


Committed

Committed

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In every Jewish committee, there’s always one of these…


Boomerangs

Boomerangs

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My grown son moved back in with me, and sure I love him, but seriously – enough already!


Stars of David: Frank Sinatra

Stars of David: Frank Sinatra

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Frank Sinatra’s life was full of inconsistencies. But in his support for Israel he was remarkably consistent.


WouldJew Believe: High Holiday Edition

WouldJew Believe: High Holiday Edition

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No eating pickles on Rosh Hashanah?


The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

The Funniest Jewish Jokes, Part 3

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My favorite jokes including one that explains the secret to Jewish survival.


The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

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With the death of my husband, I’ve suddenly found myself part of a terrifying new demographic: Jewish Boomer Single.


WouldJew Believe #31

WouldJew Believe #31

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Interesting and odd Jewish facts including the first Jewish gold medalist of the 2012 London games.


The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

The Funniest Jewish Jokes. Part 2

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These classic jokes are quintessentially Jewish and put me into hysterics.


Have you Heard the One About…

Have you Heard the One About…

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The funniest Jewish Jokes I’ve heard – and why.


Crash Course in Texting for Parents

Crash Course in Texting for Parents

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Did your parents ever speak another language so you wouldn’t understand? Well it’s happening again, but this time, your kids are the culprits.


A Brief History of Challah

A Brief History of Challah

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On my favorite cooking show “Chopped,” I was horrified to see them repurposing our precious Shabbat delicacy – challah.


My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes

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Several years ago I had a brush with celebrity – I starred in my own TV pilot.


The Gentle Art of Condolences

The Gentle Art of Condolences

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Jewlarious writer Marnie Macauley grieves for the loss of her beloved husband, and thanks those who have comforted her.


WouldJew Believe: Israel Edition

WouldJew Believe: Israel Edition

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Remarkable facts about our beloved homeland.


We Jews: Medal of Honor Winners

We Jews: Medal of Honor Winners

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Profiles of some of the many Jewish Medal of Honor recipients.


Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

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There are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.


The History of Hatikvah

The History of Hatikvah

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In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.


Jewish Paraprosdokians

Jewish Paraprosdokians

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50 paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.


Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

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People used to make artistic designs using matzah perforations…


When Children Lie

When Children Lie

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Why small children lie and what to do about it.


Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

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Questions Jewish parents should never ask their Jewish Young Adult (JYA) children.


A Celebration of Seltzer

A Celebration of Seltzer

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Who remembers the days when we drank seltzer? It’s time to return to the good old days!


We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

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In honor of President’s Day, We Jews honor American presidents and their famous Jewish firsts.


Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

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Honest Abe loved the Jewish people. But could he have been one of us?


The Jewish Disorder Manual II

The Jewish Disorder Manual II

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My diagnostic manual for Jewish disorders is back!


WouldJew Believe #30

WouldJew Believe #30

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Would Jew believe Jazz great Louis Armstrong wore a star of David and spoke Yiddish?


The Jewish Disorder Manual

The Jewish Disorder Manual

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My very own Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for my very own people.


We Jews 15: British Edition

We Jews 15: British Edition

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Fascinating facts about London’s Jews.


The Jewish Grinch

The Jewish Grinch

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As a Jew, I love the Christmas season, because it reminds me that I am different.


Jewish Empty Nesters

Jewish Empty Nesters

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You know you're one when…


WouldJew Believe #29

WouldJew Believe #29

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Would you believe a non-Jew sues his employer for discouraging him from wearing a kippah at work?