Title: MANAGING BUBBIE  

Author: RUSSEL LAZEGA

Type of Book: EBOOK

Genre: MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY

Length: 245 PAGES

Publisher: CREATE SPACE

Release Date: FEBRUARY 5, 2016 

ISBN: 9781499126297 

Price: $12.95 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

When you think of biographies or memoirs you tend to think of fairly dry reading with sporadic moments of interest. Not so with MANAGING BUBBIE. In addition, there are plenty of books written by, or about,  Holocaust survivors, but none of them are quite like this.

Author Russel Lazega’s “Bubbie” (Grandmother) is one h*ll of a character or maybe even a caricature. In fact, Russel describes her by saying: “She’s a page right out of a Neil Simon play, my grandmother, a true Miami Beach Jewish bubbie. Silver hair, tortoise-shell glasses two sizes too big, and that unmistakable Yiddish accent, ‘I vant you should make this book. You’ll be my storyteller, my manager. You’re a smart boy, Russel. A million dollars they’ll pay you for this book! I know from these tings – I’m no dumb bubbie.'”

How can you resist finding out more. I couldn’t. However, in case you think this memoir is one containing only humorous anecdotes, think again.

What is so incredibly unique about this book is that the narrative follows Bubbie’s life during two very different timespans. 

One timeline told in detail is Bubbie’s life right now. Where she is a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.

The second narrative tells of her escape from Germany and the Nazis. As well as her quest to reach the promised land of the USA. Author (and Bubbie’s Grandson) Russel Lazega says “…she recalls those days with sadness, [but] strangely there’s really not a hint of bitterness. It’s more like a glowing sense of accomplishment – like deep down she’s quelled by the knowledge that survival is sweet satisfaction.”

This book has its share of emotional and harrowing moments, but it also has lots of comedy and happy moments. My favorite line in this book is:

“AT SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, SHE SEES MORE DOCTORS THAN A JEWISH WIDOW ON THE HUNT FOR A HUSBAND.”

I rate this true memoir as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

Watch the trailer for MANAGING BUBBIE Here:

 https://youtu.be/omBvG-jZ1nU

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Russel Lazega is a lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida.

 He is a columnist for the Aventura News and the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation’s leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida’s sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers.

 Managing Bubbie is Lazega’s first foray into creative nonfiction. When he is not writing, or chasing after a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, the author can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family

To learn more about this author visit the following links:  

GOODREADS
 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2711612.Russel_Lazega  

FACEBOOK
 https://m.facebook.com/Managing-Bubbie-719948258102450/?ref=bookmarks 

TWITTER

 https://www.twitter.com/managingbubbie   

LAZEGA LAW OFFICE

  Title: MANAGING BUBBIE  

Author: RUSSEL LAZEGA

Type of Book: EBOOK

Genre: MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY

Length: 245 PAGES

Publisher: CREATE SPACE

Release Date: FEBRUARY 5, 2016 

ISBN: 9781499126297 

Price: $12.95 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

When you think of biographies or memoirs you tend to think of fairly dry reading with sporadic moments of interest. Not so with MANAGING BUBBIE. In addition, there are plenty of books written by, or about,  Holocaust survivors, but none of them are quite like this.

Author Russel Lazega’s “Bubbie” (Grandmother) is one h*ll of a character or maybe even a caricature. In fact, Russel describes her by saying: “She’s a page right out of a Neil Simon play, my grandmother, a true Miami Beach Jewish bubbie. Silver hair, tortoise-shell glasses two sizes too big, and that unmistakable Yiddish accent, ‘I vant you should make this book. You’ll be my storyteller, my manager. You’re a smart boy, Russel. A million dollars they’ll pay you for this book! I know from these tings – I’m no dumb bubbie.'”

How can you resist finding out more. I couldn’t. However, in case you think this memoir is one containing only humorous anecdotes, think again.

What is so incredibly unique about this book is that the narrative follows Bubbie’s life during two very different timespans. 

One timeline told in detail is Bubbie’s life right now. Where she is a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.

The second narrative tells of her escape from Germany and the Nazis. As well as her quest to reach the promised land of the USA. Author (and Bubbie’s Grandson) Russel Lazega says “…she recalls those days with sadness, [but] strangely there’s really not a hint of bitterness. It’s more like a glowing sense of accomplishment – like deep down she’s quelled by the knowledge that survival is sweet satisfaction.”

This book has its share of emotional and harrowing moments, but it also has lots of comedy and happy moments. My favorite line in this book is:

“AT SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD, SHE SEES MORE DOCTORS THAN A JEWISH WIDOW ON THE HUNT FOR A HUSBAND.”

I rate this true memoir as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

Watch the trailer for MANAGING BUBBIE Here:

 https://youtu.be/omBvG-jZ1nU

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author Russel Lazega is a lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida.

 He is a columnist for the Aventura News and the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation’s leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida’s sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers.

 Managing Bubbie is Lazega’s first foray into creative nonfiction. When he is not writing, or chasing after a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, the author can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family

To learn more about this author visit the following links:  

GOODREADS  

FACEBOOK    

TWITTER 
      
LAZEGA LAW OFFICE

  

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MANAGING BUBBIE by Russell Lageza is a most unique memoir of “typical Jewish grandmother.”  Filled with moments of hilarity and others of poignancy. 5 STARS 

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