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- Proverbs 3:5-6
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Meet the Author of 'Jewish Girls Gone Wild' at The J
Apr
03
The Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, The J, will celebrate the exciting launch of “Jewish Girls Gone Wild: A Memoir of Skokie, Scottsdale & the Seventies” written by Scottsdale author, Linda Pressman, who also wrote the award-winning “Looking Up: A Memoir of Sisters, Survivors and Skokie.” The book launch will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The J is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

In 1973, Pressman’s Holocaust Survivor parents pack up their family of seven daughters and move cross country, from idyllic Skokie, Illinois, to the wild west - Scottsdale, Arizona - in a time of horse trailers, feed stores, and a church on every corner. A Jewish family plunked down in an alien world, her father transforms quickly into a Polish cowboy, the proud owner of a produce market, and her mother into a real estate agent trying to change the world one house at a time. With one foot in Skokie and one in Scottsdale, the book shows a world of teenage angst, silent crushes from afar, and an eternal pull towards home, wherever that is.

Pressman will share her coming-of-age story that is funny, tragic, and universal in its scope. “Jewish Girls Gone Wild” can be ordered via Amazon and through the author's website, http://www.lindajpressman.com. Books will be available at the event. Cost to attend is FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Advanced registration is requested. Attendees may also pay at the door.

To register, call The J at (480) 483-7121 or register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/valleyofthesunjcc/Activity_Search/2076