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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

How to Praise Your Children

How to Praise Your Children

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Five principles of healthy, esteem-building praise.


Advising Guys on Buying Gifts

Advising Guys on Buying Gifts

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If you’ve ever gotten a rotten present don’t blame your man. He’s GSC -- Genetically Shopping-Challenged.


Why Kids Need to Fail

Why Kids Need to Fail

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Seven important lessons failure teaches our children.


WouldJew Believe #24

WouldJew Believe #24

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Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts like…Harry Potter’s grave in Israel?!


Anger Management in Marriage

Anger Management in Marriage

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The smart way to have a fight.


Don't Ask Your Date This

Don't Ask Your Date This

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Questions you should never ask a potential Jewish mate.


The 2010 Jewish Guinness World Records

The 2010 Jewish Guinness World Records

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Raise your glass of Guiness, and make a L’chaim to this year’s Jewish record holders.


Goyish vs. Jewish is Back

Goyish vs. Jewish is Back

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The best of the Goyish vs Jewish 2011 Mini Day-to-Day Calendar.


Perfection vs. Good Enough

Perfection vs. Good Enough

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How to stop berating yourself and persevere in trying your best.


As The Tsouris Turns

As The Tsouris Turns

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I used to write for the soap opera As the World Turns. Here's the Jewish version.


WouldJew Believe #23

WouldJew Believe #23

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Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts, like… a 14 year old rabbi?!


Coming to Terms with Your Parents

Coming to Terms with Your Parents

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Why should a perfectly competent adult suddenly revert to the fetal position in the presence of her parents?


Stars of David: Ben Hecht

Stars of David: Ben Hecht

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Ben Hecht, controversial and imperfect, did what he could to help rescue Jews and publicize the atrocities in Europe.


We Jews XI

We Jews XI

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Where would we be without our Jewish mothers?


Stage Mom

Stage Mom

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My boy got an agent and oddly enough learned what it meant to be a Jew.


We Jews X

We Jews X

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Jewish athletes from sports that are just a bissel “exotic.”


We Jews IX

We Jews IX

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Think the world’s thinnest book is Greatest Jewish Athletes? Think again!


Stars of David: Dennis Miller

Stars of David: Dennis Miller

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Comedian Dennis Miller rants in support of Israel. Sadly, he’s one of the only ones.


WouldJew Believe #22: Holiday Edition

WouldJew Believe #22: Holiday Edition

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Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts for the New Year.


Movin' On Up?

Movin' On Up?

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I’m not downsizing. I’m upgrading. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.


WouldJew Believe #21

WouldJew Believe #21

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A Giant discovery in Goliath’s home town. Sorry we couldn’t resist…


Stars of David: Jerry Weintraub

Stars of David: Jerry Weintraub

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From Presley to Presidents, this Star of David has seen it all.


WE JEWS: PART 8

WE JEWS: PART 8

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Jews in America post Civil War


Stars of David: Gertrude Berg

Stars of David: Gertrude Berg

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Gertrude Berg created the American sit-com. And she did it by portraying a proudly Jewish family.


We Jews: Part 7

We Jews: Part 7

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From This land is Our Land through to the Civil War, We Jews served with distinction.


Stars of David: Sandy Koufax

Stars of David: Sandy Koufax

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During a time when many Jews found it difficult to be different, Sandy Koufax was proud of it.


WOULDJEW BELIEVE #20

WOULDJEW BELIEVE #20

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Outrageous, odd and interesting facts…the Nazis hated the “Jewish” Superman??


I Am Issur

I Am Issur

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Kirk Douglas stood up for Israel and the Jewish people. That's what makes him a “Star of David.”


We Jews 6

We Jews 6

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You may know some of the headlines, but now you can get the rest of the story…


We Jews: Part 5

We Jews: Part 5

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Firsts that never quite made it into Jewish history…until now.


The Jewbees

The Jewbees

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I’ve been bitten by the award season bug so I’ve decided to give out my own Jewish awards -- the Jewbees.


WouldJew Believe #19

WouldJew Believe #19

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Odd, outrageous and interesting Jewish facts – Marlon Brando at a Passover Seder?


We Jews, Part 4

We Jews, Part 4

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Tales of Jews who are both fascinating and unsung.


We Jews, Part 3

We Jews, Part 3

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Unsung, unusual and odd members of the tribe.


WouldJew Believe #18: New Years

WouldJew Believe #18: New Years

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Interesting facts about calendars: “Theirs” and “Ours.”


WOULDJEW BELIEVE #16: Thanksgiving Edition

WOULDJEW BELIEVE #16: Thanksgiving Edition

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Thanksgiving is red, white, bluish -- and a little bit Jewish.


The Abbreviated Dictionary of Oy

The Abbreviated Dictionary of Oy

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Only two letters, but countless usages.


We Jews: Part 2

We Jews: Part 2

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Tales of Jews who are both unsung and fascinating


We Jews: Part 1

We Jews: Part 1

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A new series that will make you kvell.


SuperJews

SuperJews

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Here they’ve come to save the day...Jews in the comic industry.


WouldJew Believe #15 - Holiday Edition

WouldJew Believe #15 - Holiday Edition

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Odd, interesting and outrageous High Holiday facts.


My Son, The Genius

My Son, The Genius

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I know what you're thinking, but my son really is a genius.


WouldJew Believe #14

WouldJew Believe #14

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Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts such as...Proctor and Gamble testing a new detergent called "Dreck"?!


The Name Game

The Name Game

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While some Jews are naming their kids things like “Jazz” and “Thorne,” others are kicking it old school and getting biblical.


The Yiddish Are Coming

The Yiddish Are Coming

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Shep some naches and read about America’s Jewish Founding Fathers.


The Politically Correct Yinglish Dictionary

The Politically Correct Yinglish Dictionary

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Ever wonder the politically correct way to say “kvetch?” Well it’s “Contentment-Challenged.”


WouldJew Believe #13

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Odd, outrageous and interesting facts such as...the "real" Shakespeare was Jewish?


Jewstalgia

Jewstalgia

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Join me as I take a trip down memory lane…at the buffet.


Really Bad Jewish Ideas

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We Jews aren't always that smart.


Junk Cheer

Junk Cheer

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If unwanted mail is "Junk Mail," I've coined a phrase for unwanted holiday cards -- "Junk Cheer."