Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sherman News for (Jewish) New Yorkers

Overweight Sensation has gotten a lot of press, but not in New York.

But now The Jewish Week's Sandee Brawarsky writes, 

"Mark Cohen has written a most comprehensive and accessible biography, “Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman” (Brandeis University Press), complete with lyrics of songs recorded and others that were never released. Cohen succeeds in presenting the fullness of Sherman’s larger-than-life personality, the family background that led to his original take on Jewish life and the connection of his life’s work to the world of American Jewish humor."


I mean, there was great coverage in Newsday, but that's Long Island.

And the Forward, which is NY-centric but not NY-specific. (Not sure that makes sense.)

Hold on. There was my interview with WNYC's Soundcheck, which was great. And also Women's Wear Daily

So, actually, the new Jewish Week review is not the first New York press. 

Muddah, Fadduh kindly disregard this letter.