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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-10-27

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Who's On First

T

o help you plan your book
fair activities, we've
assembled a combined

schedule of events at the Detroit
and the Ann Arbor fairs.
Locales are the Jewish

6:30 p.m. (WB)

Local Authors Fair, balcony over main
lobby

Preview Night: Discussion of this
year's hot picks

11 a.m. (WB)

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Community Center in West
Bloomfield, D. Dan and Betty
Kahn Building (WB); the Jewish
Community Center in Oak Park,
Jimmy Prentis Morris Building
(JPM); and the Jewish
Community Center in Ann

Arbor (AA). This schedule is
subject to change. Events are
free unless otherwise noted;
Detroit Book Fair passes are
available for $45 JCC mem-
bers/$55 nonmembers; pur-
chase passes or individual tick-

ets by calling (248) 432-5577 or
at the front desks of both
Center locations (West
Bloomfield and Oak Park). For
more information on the Ann
Arbor festival, call (734) 971-
0990.

Donor Reception (by invitation only)

Stephen Spector, Operation Solomon

Abigail Pogrebin, Stars of David

7 p.m. (JPM)

7 p.m. (JPM)

8 p.m. (AA)

Lynn Isenberg, The Funeral Planner

Ilan Stavans, The Schocken Book of

Monte Nagler, Monte Nagler's

Modern Sephardic Literature

Michigan

7 p.m. (WB)

7:30 p.m. (AA)

12 p.m. (WB)

8 p.m. (WB)

$25 in advance; $30 at the door

1 p.m. (WB)

Alan Zweibel, The Other Shulman
$5 members;
$8 non-members

Mein

8:15 p.m. (WB)

the Code

Monday, Nov. 7

8:15 p.m. (WB)

Book Club Night Reception
Ellen Feldman, The Boy Who Loved

Rodney Rothman, Early Bird

Ann Frank

Ellen Feldman, The Boy Who Loved

Hilary Frankel and Lara Fox, Breaking

Ann Frank

2 p.m. (JPM)

Thursday, Nov. 3

Machine

Children's Programming: The Dream

Opening Night Patron Event

$3 children 10 and under; free, chil-
dren under 3; $5 adults, JCC mem-
bers; $7 adults, non-members.

8 p.m. (WB)

3 p.m. (WB)

6:30 p.m. (WB)

Jack Klugman, Tony and Me
$12 members; $15 non-members

Saturday, Nov. 5

8 p.m. (WB)

Film Festival at the Book Fair:
Molly: The Goldbergs
$8; Book Fair Pass Holders free

Shalom Street Program, for children
ages 7-12: Ellen Sabin, children's
author

6 p.m. (AA)

Deborah Dash-Moore, GI Jews: How

SO1141y, Nov. 6
10 aitn. (WB)

klonte.: Ngler, Monty Nagler's
Michigan

11 a.m.-6 p.m. (WB)

Naomi Rosenblatt, After the Apple
Melton Mini-School program; open to
the public

Women and the Zionist Enterprise
$7 lunch and learn

i4,0 70:(/v13)

( WB)
rich, Now You See Me

1i:45

(WB)

Hadassah luncheon, $20, reserva-
tions required.

Dr. Peter Kramer, Against Depression

12 p.m. (AA)

Daniel Libeskind, Breaking Ground
$7 lunch and learn

Meg Wolitzer, The Position

Don Siegel, From Lokshen

1 p.m. (JPM)

7 p.m. (AA)

7 p.m. (WB)

7 p.m. (WB)

Q: You have been a fitness expert, an
entrepreneur and a writer. Are there any
similarities? Which is harder?

Meg Wolitzer, The Position
$7 lunch and learn

A: In one way I believe they share many of
the same characteristics, and if I wasn't an
entrepreneur, I couldn't have been a fitness
expert or a writer.
I think being a writer is probably the most
challenging because as I was
writing my book, I had some-
thing like 4,000 ideas in my
head and the challenge was
to put it down on paper. You
also need to know what you're
good at and when you need
help, and how to get the best
and brightest on your team —
an important lesson for any
street-smart entrepreneur to
remember. So when I began
[my book], I got the best ghost
writer, Wes Smith, to help.

1 p.m. (WB)

Gigi Anders, Jubana: The Awkwardly
True and Dazzling Adventures of a
Jewish Cubana Princess

1 p.m. (JPM)

1 p.m. (1PM)

Sam Freedman, Who She Was

A

12 p.m. (AA)

1 p.m. (WB)

to Lo Mein

former fitness trainer to the stars —
Bette Midler, Priscilla Presley and
Harrison Ford among them — body
builder Jake Steinfeld, a college dropout who
went on to run the multimillion dollar compa-
ny Body By Jake, saw them all naked —
"stripped" of the trappings of their fame and
fortune. As he taught them to get fit, he
learned from them about making one's
dreams come true. In I've Seen a Lot of
People Naked, and They've Got Nothing on
You (Amacom; $21.95), the street-smart
entrepreneur passes along the real-world les-
sons he learned about triumphing in the
business world.
Steinfeld shares his stories of stars and
success 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the
West Bloomfield JCC. $5 members; $8 non-
members.

KilitlitOtood, The Search for Major

12:30 p.m. (WB)

Rodney Rothman, Early Bird

JAKE STE1NFELD

Irwin Shaw Memorial Lecture
Daniel Libeskind, Breaking Ground
$5 members; $8 non-members

.nesday, Nov. 9

qy, Nov. 8

Shulamit Reinharz, American Jewish

Gigi Anders, Jubana!: The Awkwardly
True and Dazzling Adventures of a
Jewish Cubana Princess

8:15 p.m. (WB)

Jake Steinfeld, I've Seen a Lot of
Famous People Naked, and They
Have Nothing on You
$5 members; $8 nonmembers

12 p.m. (AA)

1 p.m. (WB)

7 p.m. (JPM)

Don Siegel, From Lokshen to Lo

Dr. Robert Greene, Perfect Balance

6:30 p.m. (WB)

Land

7:30 p.m. (AA)

11 a.m. (WB)

Health Awareness Program Luncheon
$20; reservations required

A Moment With

ctober 27.2005

10 a.m. (WB)

World War 11 Changed a Generation

Jennifer Miller, Inheriting the Holy

Rochelle Krich, Now You See Me

toward something that excites you and makes
you jump out of bed every morning.
The second thing to remember is that there
is no such thing as "no:' I heard it in every
possible way and in several different lan-
guages when I began
pitching the idea of
Major League
Lacrosse. And you
Fanious
know what? I'm still
People Naked, hearing it even
and They've though we're in our
Got Nothing fifth season and still
on You!
growing. If I'd listened
to all those people
who told me no, I'd
BUSINESS SECRETS FROte.
IftE11111MATE STREET-Siatf
still
be back in
ENTREPROV1R
Baldwin, Long Island,
trying to muscle my
STEVEN SPIELBERG
way though life.



I've Seen a Lot
of

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Q: If you had one piece of
advice for readers on becoming a suc-
cessful entrepreneur, what would it be?
A: The most important advice I have is that

Q: Has the Judaism as a religion or an
ethnicity influenced your life?
A: A little. I remember at my bar mitzvah

if you have the passion, everything else will
follow including the dough. As I write in my
book, you can't go wrong if you put your
street smarts and your talents and drive

getting all those checks from relatives I never
knew. I thought to myself, "Man, when I was
older I was going have all this money." I found
out later that my parents spent it on the bar

Enoch Brater, Arthur Miller: A
Playwright's Life and Works

Who's On First on page 62

mitzvah. I learned a lesson early in my life
that you have to be in control of your own
destiny.

Q: Did you encounter resistance when
building your businesses because of
being Jewish? If so, how did you handle
it? Or do you think those days are over?
A: I have never encountered any problems

being Jewish. And I treat everyone the same
way no matter their ethnicity, faith, gender or
race. I also like to point out that I was the
first Jew on the Family Channel to have a sit-
uation comedy, Big Brother Jake, which ran
for four years. I'm very proud of that.

Q: How did you enlist Steven Spielberg
to write a foreword to your book?
A: I've known "Wiels" for 20 years, first as

a client and then for the past 15 years as a
good friend. He has been like a big brother,
always very supportive of me, and I value his
friendship tremendously. (I nicknamed him
Wiels because the wheels in his brain were
always churning up new things.)

— Diana Lieberman

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