Not Book Club Material

“Your book,” she said in her completely honest and unfiltered style, “is not book club material.”

So begins Aaron Zevy’s new story collection, Not Book Club Material. Stories, memoirs and vignettes which are funny, often poignant, and sometimes thought provoking.

And while Aaron Zevy’s new book “Not Book Club Material” may not fit with the traditional book club offerings, you will be hard pressed to find a more amusing, self-deprecating narrator, eccentric cast of characters, or surreal, meta tales that blur the line between fact and fiction, for your book club.

Even if you are the only member.

Praise for Not Book Club Material…

From Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch: Not Book Club Material is a memoir packed with wry humor, mouth-watering revelations, and insights that are candid, thought-provoking, and fun all in one….

Thus, the title was born…and a rollicking ride through a life that introduces (and quickly answers) the question of what makes a good book club read and that book clubs… above all, enjoy vivid, thought-provoking material. Ironically, Not Book Club Material’s stories represent these very things, and it would be a shame if book clubs judged the title by the size of its tales. Here lies bright, sparkling jewels of insight and experience in fun mix of reality and fantasy that features a host of characters and dilemmas and more than light references to food…

Jewish, literary, and general-interest humor and memoir readers who delight in stories of food and family will all find Not Book Club Material a major attraction. And, yes, book clubs interested in any of these subjects should put it high on their reading lists.

Praise for The Bubbe Meise and Other Stories…

Starred Review from Blue Ink Review: “With the ease of a practiced storyteller and an outrageously droll sense of humor, Aaron Zevy (“Ronnie” to his friends and family), presents an anthology of rollicking personal essays and fictional short stories in his latest offering… “Zevy’s self-deprecating humor makes him an irresistible character. His easy-going prose and fast-paced, sitcom-style conversations create laugh-out-loud and sometimes poignant moments. While those unfamiliar with contemporary Jewish customs and religious traditions may miss the subtler culturally related humor, Zevy’s facile comic ability will appeal to anyone willing to find humor in the human condition.”