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We All Look Alike to You?

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(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine)

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is Earl Ganz, who writes, on the occasion of Rachel Shukert’s magnificent explication of Curb Your Enthusiasm:

The trouble is I keep getting mistaken for Larry David. I guess I look like him. One time someone came up to me in Walmart in Lake Charles, LA and asked me if I was him. I said if I was him would I be shopping in Walmart? They looked at me like I was crazy. I had the same problem in Iowa City when I was young and had hair and it was black. I kept being taken for Philip Roth who had been there the year before. One guy even wanted to buy me a drink so I would read his manuscript. I didn’t take the drink but I read the manuscript. It was terrible. My point is that all Jews look alike to gentiles, even to other Jews.

Wow. Melvin Konner’s The Jewish Body for you, sir. Be proud. Embrace it.

The Jewish Body [Nextbook Press]

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