A cousin at the bar mitzvah asked me how you know when a book is good, when you want to represent it? You sit up straighter. Your wheels start turning. You want to tell people about it. You can’t put it down. Your hands get clammy. Certain editors come to mind. Your skepticism slips away. A pitch starts to form. A title comes to mind. You can’t wait to call the writer. It’s all about urgency when you read something you love. Your passion ignites. You can’t fake it or force it. You get swept up. You feel you’ve made a great discovery. Then you shove another rugelach in your fat face.
a) what’s your favorite Jewish food b) what book or writer do you feel you discovered?
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