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Gary Shteyngart

So many Jews, so little time.

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1969 Book Club

Among the most audacious novels of the 20th century, Roth’s fourth novel, described by the New Yorker as "one of the dirtiest books ever published,” is presented as one long therapy session, enabling Roth to get into maximum detail about Portnoy’s obsessive self-love. "LET'S PUT THE ID BACK IN YID!," Portnoy famously shouts at his therapist—something that Roth would never shy from again.

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