Tim Boxer's Jewish Celebrity Anecdotes

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During his twenty-year tenure as show-business reporter for The New York Post and as current celebrity columnist for New York's Jewish Week, Tim Boxer's stock-in-trade has been attending banquets, celebrity roasts, awards dinners, and Broadway and Hollywood openings to seek out the top personalities of the day for news and scoops. Wherever celebrities go, he follows. And while black-tie guests sit patiently for the orations to end, Tim takes copious notesand wonderfully candid photographs. From the countless speeches to which this accomplished journalist listens, he winnows the most memorable anecdotes to share with his readership.

Here, for the first time in book form, Tim Boxer presents the best that he has uncovered at celebrity functions. You will find hilarious stories, silly gags, and witty comments by or about such top performers as Milton Berle, Jason Alexander, Richard Dreyfuss, Dustin Hoffman, Jerry Lewis, Barbra Streisand, Larry Miller, Sammy Davis, Jr., Alan King, and Joan Rivers. And there is also the clever, sometimes heartwarming, humor and anecdotage of such luminaries as Theodore Bikel, Kirk Douglas, Alan Dershowitz, Howard Cosell, and Henry Kissinger.

Laugh with the stars and enjoy the sparkling photos as you turn the pages of Tim Boxer's Jewish Celebrity Anecdotes. You will get to know your favorite Jewish celebrities as you never did before.

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About the Author:

TIM BOXER currently covers the celebrity circuit for New York's Jewish Week. His column appears in Jewish newspapers in Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando, and other major U.S. cities

For twenty years Tim Boxer covered show business for The New York Post. He was assistant to syndicated Broadway columnist Earl Wilson, and after Wilson retired, Mr. Boxer wrote his own gossip column and then a television column for The Post. For two years he produced and hosted a television program of celebrity interviews on Manhattan Cable.

An accomplished photographer, the author's star photos have appeared in Time, Life, Newsweek, Star, People, and numerous other magazines around the world. He travels the lecture circuit with his Jewish Superstars of Hollywood slide show/lecture.

A native of Winnipeg, Canada, Tim Boxer's journalism career started at the City News Bureau of Chicago, where he was a police reporter. He was a feature writer for The Sentinel, Chicago's Jewish weekly. A former student of the Hebrew Theological College, the author now lives in Queens, New York, with his wife Nina, and two sons, Gabriel and David.

Review:

"Chock full of jokes, stories and other witty items about such Jewish celebs as Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis, Jason Alexander and Richard Dreyfuss." -- The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

"I can't put it down, the stories are so varied and hilarious. . . . Tim has brought together a wonderful collection ranging from comic Jerry Lewis, to playwright Wendy Wasserstein, to children's entertainer Shari Lewis, to actor Ron Silver, to actor Bob Saget, to producer/director Steven Spielberg." -- Polly Van Raalte, South Shore Record

"This book had anecdotes about everybody. Check the index and chances are you will find a story by or about your favorite personality. If you are in the mood for a good laugh and many giggles, buy this book." -- Courier Lifestyles

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