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.

Yiddish Curses for the New Millennium

He should grow like an onion with his head in the ground.

Raising Different Drummers

You can't change your child's personality. Embrace it.

Finding Beauty in Tragedy

My husband just had a devastating stroke and the power of Jewish humor is helping me get through it.

Like Totally Awesome

Millennial-Speak: Totally awesome ways to butcher an already totally awesome language.

WouldJew Believe #28

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts, such as…Facebook saves a Jewish child’s life?

The Manipulative Child

Red flags and how to break the cycle.

We Jews 14: Celebrity Holocaust Heroes

Three celebrity Holocaust heroes and survivors.

The Art of the Shmooze

Improve your Shmooze IQ with my Shmooze Dos and Don’ts.

If I Were a Rich Woman

I write for a living. In other words, I ain’t rich.

Marilyn Michaels: Jewish Show Biz Royalty

An interview with a star of stage and screen with real "yichus” -- lineage.

My Canadian Jewish Dad

Everyone knew you could count on my dad.

WouldJew Believe #27

In honor of Facebook, an Israeli couple names their daughter “like”?!

Stars of David: Rupert Murdoch

In the thick of many controversies is his vociferous support of Israel.

We Jews 13

Fascinating Jewish record holders.

We Jews: Israel Edition

In honor of Israel’s birthday, fun facts about the Jewish homeland that will make you “kvell.”

Little-known facts about The Third Reich

Some lesser-known facts, odd alliances, and daring rescues during the Third Reich.

Clipping Internet Coupons

I never thought I'd miss green stamps.

WouldJew Believe #26: Passover Edition

What’s the story behind the famous Maxwell House Haggadah?

The Ultimate Yiddishkeit Quiz #3

Are you a Jewish maven? Take the quiz and find out.

When Debra's Heart Stopped

Sometimes love can create miracles.

Don't Ask Your Spouse This

Five questions you should never ask your spouse.

WouldJew Believe #25: The Purim Edition

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts like…the Jewish holiday of Nicanor Day?!

Jews Love Questions

To be or not to be? You call that a good question?

British vs. Yiddish

On my first trip to Britain, even though I spoke the same language, I felt very different.

How to Praise Your Children

Five principles of healthy, esteem-building praise.

Advising Guys on Buying Gifts

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

Why Kids Need to Fail

Seven important lessons failure teaches our children.

WouldJew Believe #24

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

Don't Ask Your Date This

Questions you should never ask a potential Jewish mate.

The 2010 Jewish Guinness World Records

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

Goyish vs. Jewish is Back

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

Perfection vs. Good Enough

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

As The Tsouris Turns

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

WouldJew Believe #23

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

Coming to Terms with Your Parents

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

Stars of David: Ben Hecht

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

We Jews XI

Where would we be without our Jewish mothers?

Stage Mom

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

We Jews X

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

We Jews IX

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

Stars of David: Dennis Miller

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

WouldJew Believe #22: Holiday Edition

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

Movin' On Up?

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

WouldJew Believe #21

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

Stars of David: Jerry Weintraub

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


Jews in America post Civil War

Stars of David: Gertrude Berg

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

We Jews: Part 7

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

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