Monday, July 22, 2013

Forward Newspaper Calls Sherman Bio "Exhaustive and Gripping"

The latest review of Overweight Sensation in The Forward agrees with earlier ones from Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Library Journal, and more.

It's good!

"Sherman was radically tweaking postwar American Jewish life while paving the way for a whole slew of Jewish-flavored American comedy — from Mel Brooks to Woody Allen to Robert Klein and David Brenner, all the way through to Jerry Seinfeld and the Larry David of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as Mark Cohen convincingly argues in his exhaustive and gripping new biography, “Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman.”