SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
DAY UNDERWRITTEN BY NANCY & JAMES GROSFELD
DAY UNDERWRITTEN BY BARBARA & DOUGLAS BLOOM
Living Witnesses: Triumph Over Tragedy
(See description on page 15 at 4:30 p.m.)
The Last Testament: A Memoir by
God as told by David Javerbaum
With Alan Muskovitz as emcee,
we guarantee to make you laugh!
Breaking and Entering
Set in rural Michigan in 1995, Breaking and
Entering considers, with humor and insight, the
complexities of modern life.
Don't miss our first Comedy Cabaret with
author David Javerbaum! (Okay, it's not really
GUARANTEED. We won't refund your money
or give you free stuff or a complimentary JCC membership if you
don't laugh, so don't even ask! But trust us — it's going to be fun.
Like even more fun than finding yourself seated next to your boss
at a home-based party for plastic storage goods. Could you even
have imagined THAT?)
The novel is the story of an interfaith couple, Richard
and Louise Shapiro, who are both therapists.
When they move from California to Michigan, they
encounter a world they could never have imagined.
Louise finds herself becoming close to a married
minister, while Richard's new friend is a member of the local militia, who is
reportedly linked to the Oklahoma City bomber.
Finally breaking his literary silence after 1,400 years, God talks about
everything from creation to the internet. Yowza! That's a lot of material!
David Javerbaum is one of the funniest people ALIVE! The winner of
11 Emmys for his work as head writer and executive producer of"The
Daily Show," he won a Grammy for"A Colbert Christmas!' His new book
is collaboration with God, and it's HIS memoir.
'An exploration of Tolstoy's dictum about unhappy families ... A rich and
satisfying novel that explores in a significant way contemporary issues of
family, religion and politics."— Kirkus Reviews
Co-sponsored by Metropolitan Detroit Librarians
Alan "Big Al" Muskovitz worked as a sidekick, writer, producer and
impersonator for National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
radio personality"Dick Purtan and Purtan's People"for 18 years. He's an
independent writer, producer, speaker, emcee, actor and voice-over talent.
Co-sponsored by Cancer Thrivers Network for Jewish Women, Repair the World,
Temple Beth El, Temple Israel IMAGINE Young Adult
$8 — Show and snacks. Cash bar available.
LOCAL AUTHORS EVENT
WITH EMCEE SARAH GOTTLIEB!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10 a.m. - Noon
Please join us as we pay tribute to our local authors:
Roger M. Ajluni
Gospel of a Cab Driver: A Novel
The Remarkable Mr. Boy
A Year To Remember
Judith Laikin Elkin
Walking Made My Path
Dr. Katherine Erlich
Super Nutrition for Babies: The Right Way
to Feed Your Baby for Optimal Health
Jacob's Journey, Living with Type 1 Diabetes
The 10-Second Diet: A Technique You Can
Master in Less Time Than It Takes to Read
the Cover of the Book
Into No Man's Land
The Grandest Time in the Sun:
A Biography of Charlotte Marcus
(Re)vision of a Life: My Mother's
Terrence Daryl Shulman Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls:
Compulsive Stealing, Spending & Hoarding
The Burning Truth: The Inspirational True Story
of One Mother's Search for the Answer
to Her Teenage Son's Painful and Highly
Misunderstood Neurological Disorder,
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Co-sponsored by American Jewish Committee, Association of Jewish Libraries - Michigan Chapter,
Congregation B'nai Moshe, Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, Oakland University