The Joys of Being Joosh
"So here I am again in purse and wallet country ... briefcases, hold-alls, canvas football-bags -- the swag that's forever associated in my mind with being Jewish. Cheap and ugly objects, made for others' tastes, never one's own; Jews always second-guessing the gentiles, making little Hollywoods, little Broadways, returning gentile ideas to the gentiles, giving a Jew's idea of what is gentile back to gentiles, wherever they go ... If that is a Jewish tune to which the Lauren Bacall and Faye Dunaway look-alikes are dancing in Beverly Hills, then I wish someone other than Jews had written it."
-Howard Jacobson, Jewish author