Less Interesting Jewish Books
Thank God we have better stuff to read
Today’s big trending topic on Twitter is #lessinterestingbooks, the joke being that you take the titles of famous books and re-imagine them as, well, less interesting (so, I dunno, The Okay Gatsby, The Sound and the Calm, and Hamlet, Librarian of Denmark). The best, so far, has been actor Josh Malina’s suggestion, The New Testament (get it?). But what of the great books of the Jewish canon? What would make them less interesting?
• The Triteuch
• Isaiah Thomas
• A Guide for the Clear-Minded
• Quiet Evenings of Augie March
• Civilization and Its Benefits
• The Diary of Anne Roiphe
• “Gimpel the Sage”
• Tevye the Actuary
• The Clothed and the Dead
And your special Philip Roth section:
• Portnoy’s Compliment
• Goodbye, Toledo
• A Lesser American Novel
• French Pastoral
• I Married A Liberal
• The Human Smudge
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