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.


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.

Zachor: We Will Never Forget

Ben Lesser a Holocaust survivor, on living a life that matters.

Would Jew Believe: Passover Edition, 2014

Odd and outrageous Passover tidbits…like Cher’s Seder with Gene Simmons?!

Gotcha!

Passover cleaning has on our doorstep, so here are some silly jokes to get you laughing…before you get cleaning.

The New Yiddish Dictionary, Part 3

New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like…the “Tsourisphere.”

The Shtetl Olympics

With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.

Sean Penn & Other Heroes

Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.

Jewish Firsts 2

Jewish firsts and ground breaking Jews.

Hail the Mighty Caesar

Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.

Jewish Firsts

Jewish firsts or ground-breaking Jews.

Would Jew Believe #39

Would Jew Believe that…Bugs Bunny was Jewish?!

25 Things for Jews to do on December 25th

Plan a treasure hunt to find a grocery store that’s open and ask them for the gefilte fish section.

Marnie’s Guide to Hypochondria

Think you’re a hypochondriac? Come and learn from the master.

The New Yiddish Dictionary II

New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like… “gefiltering.”

The Funniest-Jewish-Jokes-Ever Calendar 2014

A few of my favorite Jewish jokes for 2014.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

A study shows that 9 out of 10 children have never written a proper letter.

Uri Geller, CIA Masterspy?

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy: An interview with Israeli mentalist Uri Geller.

Stars of David: Stanley Kramer

Producer Stanley Kramer was the conscience of a generation.

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This, Part 2

Like: “When you got that 82 in physics your mom was actually happy?”

Don’t Ask Non-Jews This: Part I

Like: So your last name’s Cooper. Tell me what was it before?

Would Jew Believe #38: Yom Kippur Edition

Interesting Yom Kippur facts, like…the name used by Palestinians for Yom Kippur.

Father Labor

The story of Samuel Gompers: father of the American labor and trade union movement.

Jew-Perstitions

My favorite (OK weird) Jewperstitions.

A Writer’s Life

What’s it like to be a writer of Jewish humor? Marnie Macauley tells all.

Jewish Feng Shui

Lotus Touts vs. Jewish Touts.

The New Yiddish Dictionary

New Yiddish words for Jewish young adults – like…blogshert!

WouldJew Believe #37

Weird wild and wacky Jewish facts like…getting out the Jewish vote in Pakistan.

We Jews: Memorial Day Edition

Fascinating facts about Jews who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Don’t Ask the In-Laws This

Five questions you should never ask your child’s prospective in-laws.

Celebrities on their Jewish Mothers

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

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