Reviews

Saving Free Speech Review

October 14, 2019

In this book, Thane Rosenbaum explores whether the United States is best served by unlimited speech—extended even to  terrorists of the left and right,  as well as other enemies of the open society—or whether certain restrictions on the 1st Amendment are necessary for a free society to not be subverted from within.    With a strong grasp […]

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Saving Free Speech Review

October 14, 2019

Many books, including my own, celebrate the degree to which American First Amendment law provides more protection for more speech than anywhere in the world. Saving FREE SPEECH … from ITSELF  vigorously offers  a forceful and provocative contrarian view that takes issue with much established First Amendment law in a robust and arresting manner.⎯⎯Floyd Abrams, […]

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Saving Free Speech Review

October 14, 2019

This book will make you think and re-think your positions on free speech—regardless of what those were.  It may not change your mind; I still disagree with much of it.  But for those of us who value free thought, expression, debate and dissent, Thane Rosenbaum’s thought-provoking challenge to current First Amendment norms should be especially […]

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Saving Free Speech Review

October 14, 2019

This is a brave, incisive book that smartly challenges much of what we take for granted about the First Amendment.⎯⎯Scott Turow, the author of two works of non-fiction about the law and 13 bestselling novels, including Presumed Innocent and the The Last Trial to be published by Grand Central in May 2020. 

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My Mother’s Son – Interview with Deborah Kalb

May 3, 2018

Q&A with David Hirshberg – May 3, 2018 (http://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com) David Hirshberg, the pseudonym for an entrepreneur and business executive, is the author of the new novel My Mother’s Son, which takes place in Boston in the 1950s. Q: How did you come up with the idea for My Mother’s Son, and for the family you […]

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My Mother’s Son – Elyse Walters’ Blog

May 2, 2018

“My Mother’s Son” by David Hirshberg Elyse Walters Nov 10, 2017 A highly pleasurable novel…engrossing and irresistible! We are transported back to the 1950’s through the voice of Joel, who for forty-seven years had worked as a radio raconteur. Upon retirement, Joel writes his memoir: “Reflected in it is a story both personal and universal that […]

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My Mother’s Son – Books and Blintzes

May 2, 2018

Books and Blintzes – January 29, 2018 (https://booksandblintzes.com/category/literature/book-reviews/) David Hirsherg’s debut novel My Mother’s Son is a celebration of family in all its complex imperfections. The narrative centers around a retiring radio personality, Joel, telling his own story about growing up in post-war Boston. Local and international politics, the relationships between Joel’s Jewish and other […]

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My Mother’s Son – Phil Jason Reviews Books

May 2, 2018

(https://philjason.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/melting-pot-boston-in-mid-twentieth-century-explored-from-jewish-perspective/) This is one beautiful book. It portrays a pivotal period in U. S. history flavored by the scrambling lives of European immigrants, their acculturated children, and their more fully Americanized grandchildren. Its action springs from family and historical events of 1952-1953, though it manages to cover decades both before and after. The narrator, not […]

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Barbara Solomon Josselsohn, author of The Last Dreamer

October 17, 2017

Sometimes it’s the lies we grow up with — more than the truths — that define who we are and where we come from. That’s the message of David Hirshberg’s coming-of-age novel, My Mother’s Son. Through the eyes of young Joel, we witness essential elements of the mid-twentieth century: the scourge of polio, the magic […]

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Pogrebin Jewish Year

COLORADO REVIEW Examines MY JEWISH YEAR

June 1, 2017

Reviewer Eric Maroney offers a close, careful reading of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

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