2001 - Present
Freelance Editor & Writer
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1998 - 2001
The Free Press
Simon & Schuster
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A Company of Readers: Uncollected Writing of Jacques Barzun, W.H. Auden and Lionel Trilling from The Readers� Subscription and Mid-Century Book Clubs, with a preface by Jacques Barzun and introduction by Arthur Krystal.
Arthur Krystal

Agent: Glen Hartley, Writers Representatives

A collection of previously unpublished essays and book reviews by three of the most beloved literary figures of the century, which originally appeared in the book club journals the three maintained in the 1950s.

The Free Press, 2001.

Around Sarah�s Table: Eight Hasidic Women Discuss Life, Faith and Tradition
Rivka Zakutinsky and Yaffa Gottlieb

Agent: Gareth Esersky, Carol Mann Agency

Two ultra-Orthodox women from Brooklyn relate the tales of their friends and colleagues, a group of women who gather weekly to discuss Torah and share their life experiences.

The Free Press, 2001.

The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount
Gershom Gorenberg

Agent: Lisa Bankoff, ICM

Gorenberg, Jerusalem Report Senior Editor, explores the dangerous world of Messianism at the end of the 20th century, and its focal point in the heart of Jerusalem. Finalist, 2000 National Jewish Book Award for Israel Studies.

The Free Press, 2000.

A Letter in the Scroll: Understanding Our Jewish Identity and Exploring the Legacy of the World�s Oldest Religion
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Agent: Louise Greenberg

The Chief Rabbi of England articulates his reasons for believing in traditional Judaism in our age of secularism and pessimism. November 2000. Winner, 2000 National Jewish Book Award for Thought. Sold to HarperCollins UK for British publication under the title Radical Then, Radical Now.

The Free Press, 2000.

The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Language and Culture, from Exile to Return
Ruth R. Wisse

Agent: Glen Hartley, Writers Representatives

Wisse, the Harvard Yiddishist, explores 20th century Jewish fiction from Sholem Aleichem to Philip Roth and sets out the criteria for a canon of Jewish literature. Winner, 2000 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. Doubleday Select/Reader's Subscription Book Club, Alternate Selection.

The Free Press,2000.

Arguing the World: The New York Intellectuals in Their Own Words
Joseph Dorman

Based on Dorman�s film documentary, this book traces the tumultuous friendships and intellectual debates among the New York Intellectuals, specifically Daniel Bell, Irving Krystal, Irving Howe and Nathan Glazer. Paperback rights sold to University of Chicago Press, 2001. Co-edited with Paul Golob.

The Free Press, 2000.

Age Works: What Corporate America Must do to Survive the Graying of the Workforce
Beverly Goldberg

An argument for the inclusion of senior citizens into the workforce past the time of their retirement as a possible solution to the crisis that may face the work world when the baby boom generation is replaced by a much smaller new generation of workers. Co-edited with Paul Golob.

The Free Press, 2000.

Ready or Not: How Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future�And Ours
Kay S. Hymowitz

Hymowitz, a senior editor at City Journal, argues that only by treating children as children will we be able to raise a generation of well-adjusted and responsible adults. American School Board Journal�s 1999 Notable Books in Education list (January 2000 issue). Paperback rights sold to Encounter Books, 2000. Co-edited with Paul Golob.

The Free Press, 1999.

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