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.

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WouldJew Believe #19

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We Jews, Part 3

Unsung, unusual and odd members of the tribe.

WouldJew Believe #18: New Years

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

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Only two letters, but countless usages.

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Tales of Jews who are both unsung and fascinating

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A new series that will make you kvell.


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Odd, interesting and outrageous High Holiday facts.

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

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

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The Yiddish Are Coming

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The Politically Correct Yinglish Dictionary

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WouldJew Believe #13

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


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Really Bad Jewish Ideas

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Where did the American negative Jewish stereotype come from?

WouldJew Believe #12

Odd, outrageous and interesting facts such as...bad breath is grounds for divorce?

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Five more Jewish "National Holidays" to the secular calendar.

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Odd and interesting facts such as...Abe Lincoln Jewish? No way!

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My final trip down memory lane.

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Join me on another trip down memory lane.

WouldJew Believe #10

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts like...Jews invented bananas??

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