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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Graff Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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shiksa n. Yiddish
1: term used to describe non-Jewish women
2: a quintessential blonde beauty
3: a Jewish boy's dream
4: a Jewish girl's nightmare

After splitting up with her gorgeous WASP-y boyfriend, Jewish New Yorker Aimee Albert decides to take her mother’s advice and find a nice Jewish boy. The only trouble is that the Jewish guys are falling for the blonde Shiksas. Hair dye, green contacts, and a few mannerisms borrowed from her best friend transform her into a Shiksa Goddess and she attracts a wonderful Jewish man. Now the question is how long will the charade go on? The Shiksa Syndrome is a tale of love and identity, and how the search for one can sometimes play havoc with the other.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Graff’s prose crackles with winning wit, making her…[tale] go down like a chocolate-covered macaroon.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hillary Huber reads this story of mistaken identities with lots of energy and enthusiasm.”


  • “Audie Award nominee Hillary Huber brings Aimee, her family, and her friends to life, capturing each character’s distinct dialect, accent, and tone of voice. Recommended for fiction collections in public libraries.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Graff’s latest is by turns funny and poignant as she explores religious identity and modern relationships.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/9/2014

    " I didn't finish this book. The assumption that a shiksa like me would know no jewish/yiddish words or meanings was a little insulting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pam Sheridan | 2/2/2014

    " Good for a quick chic-lit book. Learned something new despite having worked at a JCC for a couple years. Read for a book club, interested to discuss and see how true to life it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ariele | 2/1/2014

    " easy read. cute, although i had a hard time sympathizing with the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 1/28/2014

    " I read The Rabbi's Daughter for my book club but though I learned alot about, I did not relate to it at all. I search for a book my about the type of Judaism that I practice. After searching, my librarian recommended this book. I enjoyed it. Very interesting to see what a woman would do to get a jewish man. However, when I thought about it, I don't know that I could have put up with the charade as long as Aimee did. I would recommend this to anyone who is having trouble finding a Jewish man, since there seem to be many out there with Shiksa syndrome. "

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About the Author

Laurie Graff, a New York City based writer and actor, is the author of the bestselling You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs and Looking for Mr. Goodfrog. She has performed both on and off Broadway, on national tours, regionally, and in many TV and radio commercials.