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. Marnie, who did her graduate work at Columbia University writes relationship features and advice columns.Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions and the San Diego Jewish Journal. 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" (winner best calendar content, pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also a “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 Nevada 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.


We Jews and Sukkot

Do the Yuchi Indians of Oklahoma celebrate Sukkot?

Would Jew Believe #41

Words from the Talmud are being sung in Zulu by an African choir?!

Would Jew Believe: High Holiday Edition

Some fascinating facts about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

What’s On Tap?

Bottled water companies are waging a war on tap water.

Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom to Her Grown Son

If I could go through labor and a C-section to have you, you can drive me to Walgreen’s and explain why my mouse doesn’t work.

Theodore Bikel: A Jewish Man for All Seasons

The Tony award winning actor famous for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dies at 91.

You Call that Funny?

Jewlarious is looking for contributors. Here are my 10 tips. Whether you want them or not.

“Hair” Apparent

I’ve updated my author photo. Curls and all.

Jews and July 4th

There were over 2000 Jews in colonial America and many took part in the Revolutionary War. Here’s their story.

More Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

You should get one of those Medic Alert thingies so you don’t lie on the floor screaming.

Fascinating Jewish Fathers and Sons

With Father’s Day around the corner, here’s our salute to some extraordinary Jewish fathers.

Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt II

Jews feel guilty if we don’t complain; Gentiles feel guilty for making a fuss.

Gentile Guilt Vs. Jewish Guilt

Believe it or not, Jews don’t have a monopoly on guilt.

Jewish Celebrities who Served in World War II

In honor of Memorial Day, we acknowledge Jewish celebrities who served in World War II.

The Four Corners of the Earth

The story of the Jewish communities of Bahrain and Tahiti.

Dating Advice from a Meshuggah Jewish Mom

Why won’t my son introduce me to his girlfriend? I’m sure she’ll love me unless I hate her first.

Would Jew Believe #40

DidJew know a Jew invented those soy sauce take out packets we all know and love? Who nu?

One on One with Barbie

A sit down interview with the world famous doll who turned 56, and who, it may come as a surprise to many, is Jewish.

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Matzah

Did you know, the TSA has special regulations for security checks on passengers carrying handmade matzah?

Advice from a Meshuggah Mom, Part 2

My advice and witticisms on apparel and appearance.

Advice from a Meshuggah Mom

From what I told my son about his new apartment to my cousin who wants to maximize an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Jackie Mason & Me

I interviewed Jackie Mason 25 years ago. Here, for the first time, I tell the story.

ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak 2

Men whatever you do, never tell your wife that her clothes look, or her food tastes “fine.”

ManSpeak Vs. WomanSpeak

Men and women think we speak the same language. We don’t.

Crash Course in Yiddish Texting, Part II

DMGK = Darf min gehn in kolledj or “for this I went to college”?!

Crash Course in Yiddish Texting

Forget LOL” How about WAICL for “What am I, chopped liver”?

Under the Knife

I’m deaf and going in for surgery for a cochlear implant. Send kosher Chinese – please!

Gefilte Tank: Part Two

Suze Essenfeld bought into the Krankheiter – a thermometer that tells you when you are not sick.

The Differences Between Jewish and Non-Jewish New Year’s Resolutions

“Spend more time with family & friends.” Um… for 3500 Jews have been nailing this one.

If Christmas Songs were Written about Hanukkah

Many Christmas songs were written by Jews. If instead they wrote their songs for Hanukkah, this is what they’d look like.

Gefilte Tank

We Jews need our own “Shark Tank.” Meet “Gefilte Tank.”

5 Things Jews Shouldn’t Do at the Office Holiday Party

If you can’t sing, tell jokes, don’t make the office party your debut.

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman, Part 3

Meet Sylvia. She’s been around for 3000 years, the last 1200 of which with an enormous bunion. But does she complain? No.

5 Questions Not to Ask a Prospective Jewish Boss

“Listen, if this interview is going on much longer, can we at least bring in a nosh?”

Confessions of a Clutterphile

I thought of going on one of those “Hoarding” reality shows, except they’d make me throw out my stuff. And my stuff is important.

Jewpers

We Jews love to laugh at ourselves. So let’s do that with some “Jewpers” – or Bloopers involving Jews.

THE 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman: Part Two

Archeologists discovered a 3000 year old woman in the Negev desert named Sylvia. After she woke up from her nap, she had more to say.

The 3000 Year Old Jewish Woman

Archeologists just found a 3000 year old woman in the Negev. And her name is Sylvia.

New Jewish Superheroes

Wholesaleman puts back in people’s pockets what those over-priced department store goniffs are stealing with their fancy-shmancy labels.

The Yiddish and English Quiz

Can you tell if it sounds like what it means? Take this quiz and find out.

Robin Williams: A Tribute

The struggles and successes of Robin Williams seem to mirror those of the Jewish people.

The Jewish Food Personality Test

What do your Jewish food preferences say about you?

Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases II

Part 2 of the abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases.

Marnie’s Guide to Unique Jewish Diseases

The abbreviated dictionary of Jewish diseases.

A Nice Jewish Boy

Five stereotypes of Nice Jewish Boys. Is there any truth to them?

The Jewish Father

In honor of Father’s Day, let’s learn about these fascinating Jewish fathers.

The Abbreviated Dictionary of “Nu”

Exploring the many meanings of “Nu.”

English Words that Sound Yiddish II

The birth of a new language: Yingloshen.

English Words that Sound Yiddish

When the hard truth must be told nothing says it like Yiddish.

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