Julie Burchill

Unchosen
  • Unchosen

  • What if your first love was not one person but an entire culture?

    This is a loud and heartfelt celebration of one woman's relationship with the Jewish people. Growing up as a blonde, popular, West Country schoolgirl, Julie Burchill was the unlikeliest convert to militant Zionism but learning of the cruelty the Jewish people faced throughout history turned her into their biggest champion.

    From her marriage to a 'not Jewish enough husband' to drunken holidays in Israel, arguments with lesbian rabbis to being banned from her local synagogue, this is a brilliantly funny and unflinchingly honest account of a philo-Semite that will shock and delight in equal parts.

    Join Julie as she examines her 40-year obsession with the Jewish people and recounts a love affair that is as hedonistic, passionate and outspoken as its author. This is a frivolous book about a serious subject that is now more important than ever. It's An Education, but with more sex, more violence and a lot more Jews.

Julie Burchill started work aged just 17 at New Musical Express and has since had a long and impressive career in journalism, writing for many publications on various topics such as punk music, film reviews and feminism Julie has written more than a dozen books including Sugar Rush, Ambition and On David Beckham. She is no stranger to controversy, and Unchosen has already proved to be a divisive and polemical book.

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