Thursday, January 8, 2009
I am so excited I just received Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross.
I read the backcover, What juicy tidbits. The author was born in Boro Park I am sure she knows the ins and outs of the Chabad community(Orthodox community).
This looks like a fun read. Never heard of Chick Lit-Jewish Style. I will let you know what I think. I have seen some great reviews. I am still reading People of the Book.
What a interesting cover. A red cover (symbolism) woman with her eyes closed wearing only her bra with a tape measure over her eyes. Wonder what symbolism that means. I will have to see as I turn those pages of this steamy read hot book.
The author takes the readers to her home turf of Brooklyn, into a secret underground sisterhood that congregates at one woman's basement bra shop to share laughter, loves and losses in a l=place few men dare to tread.
For years, Sima Goldner has watched women of all shapes and sizes come in her Brooklyn shop in search of the most im=ntimate garments. Sima has beci=ome an expert at finding the perfect fit for her customers just from a look, but it's a knack for doling out a different kind of support to the lovelorn and unconfident that made her shop a Mecca for women from Brooklyn and beyond to gather and kibitz. When Timna, a young Israeli with enviable cleavage becomes the shop's seamstress, Sima finds herself drawn into the girl's life of romance and adventure. Stuck in a bitter image of nearly fifty years and harboring a secret from her youth, Sima must try her own advise to find out if it's not too late to turn her life around. You can read a review here
Here is a review I found in one of the Israeli Newspapers
Maybe we will find out some secrets of the orthodox community. I don't know why but it sounds so dangerously fun ... All you ladies give it a try. What do you have to loose. I remember the garment shops my grandmother used to take me to in Miami Beach. And the shops and boutiques in Ramsey NJ growing up in the 70's. Woops, I just aged myself.
This brings back memories. This does sound like a fun book. It just reminds me of the old shops and boutiques in the 40's and 50's that you would see in the movies. Where the sales person would actually take time to size you and help you. Not any more unfortunately.