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Adam Mansbach

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 67
Country Reason German

Because Jews were kicked out of every country in Europe at one time or another, and plenty of other places as well, there isn't an ability to identify with a national heritage - you'll never hear a Jew say 'I'm German' or 'I'm Polish,' without saying something about being Jewish as well, and for good reason.

- Adam Mansbach

Interesting Part Also

Graffiti has an interesting relationship to the broader world of hip-hop: It's part of the culture, but also in a weird way a stepchild of the culture.

- Adam Mansbach

Thinking Difficult About

For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It's the procrastination, the thinking about writing that's difficult.

- Adam Mansbach

Parent Think Still

I think there's a lot of anxiety about being seen as a bad parent. There's still a lot of subjects that I think people aren't entirely comfortable being honest about.

- Adam Mansbach

Tell Straight Came

I came up in hip-hop, where people value the ability to tell it straight.

- Adam Mansbach

Think Big Big Part

Being Jewish is a big part of my artistic sensibility and my humor... I think it gives me a certain take on the world on a literary level.

- Adam Mansbach

Kind Real Desperate

If you're a novelist, as I am in real life, you're usually so desperate for any kind of feedback.

- Adam Mansbach

Stress Whining Major

For many families, gift-giving is a major source of stress - the relentless commercialism, the whining demands, the financial pressure.

- Adam Mansbach

Kid Line Soothing

Children crave routine and find listening to the same stories over and over again soothing. If you've grown weary of the holiday books you've read your kid 7,883 times, try adding 'dude' to the end of every line of dialogue.

- Adam Mansbach

Small Bathtub Greek

I like to read in the bathtub. Ideally, that bathtub would be located on a small Greek island.

- Adam Mansbach

Career Other Own

The paradox of being in an industry where other people are usually the gatekeepers: publishers, editors - there are a lot of barriers to having control over your career. But coming out of hip-hop, the mindset was always to create your own.

- Adam Mansbach

Flavors Ease Joe

A holiday vacation can mean sampling all kinds of new cuisine - whether it's Uncle Joe's award-winning chili or the exotic flavors of Nepal. If your little ones are fussy, be sure to ease mealtime hassles by bringing along a supply of the familiar foods they're accustomed to rejecting at home.

- Adam Mansbach

Political More Than

America has not produced a more salient political musician than Gil Scott-Heron.

- Adam Mansbach

Great Eating Pleasures

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life.

- Adam Mansbach

Feel Next How

How do you sustain yourself when all the old structures people looked to for support - religion, family, ethnic solidarity - are crumbling, or feel so false that you refuse to avail yourself of them? What comes next?

- Adam Mansbach

Doing Hours Six

A good cookout ought to last at least six hours; if you haven't eaten and gotten full and gotten hungry and eaten again, you're doing something wrong.

- Adam Mansbach

Going Like Anybody

I've planned book tours for myself, whether or not anybody wants to hear what I have to say. I've weighed in on things like what the cover looks like, what the copy looks like, how it's going to be promoted - just every aspect of it.

- Adam Mansbach

Parent Own Critical

When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn't really about disapproval; it's about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent.

- Adam Mansbach

Living Making Been

One of the pleasures of getting older and making a living the way you want to is that your social circle becomes rarified, and the people who enter have been vetted.

- Adam Mansbach

Always Secretive Writers

For me, graffiti writers were always the fascinating eccentrics of hip-hop culture. What they do is secretive by definition, and not remunerative in any way.

- Adam Mansbach