I had the good fortune to come across Eli Glasman’s blog this morning which contained several entertaining articles I thought I would share here.
Eli comes from the same beautiful part of the world that I do – Melbourne, Australia.
As his blog states, ‘Eli Glasman is a Melbourne based author. His debut novel, ‘The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew’, about a homosexual boy in the Melbourne orthodox Jewish community, will be released through Sleepers Publishing mid 2014.’
In Eli’s FAQ section he responds to the question, Are you gay? ‘Man, I’ve been asked this one a lot. And every time I get asked I consider it an honour. Seriously. But unfortunately, no, I’m straight.‘
This reminded me of a great scene from Seinfeld, when a reporter thinks Jerry and George are a gay couple after a joke at the coffee shop.
I like all three of Eli’s publications. My favourite short story is the second. You can click on the title to read it.
‘Chillers – ‘This is about a young orthodox Jewish boy (again) who wants to have sex for the first time without breaking Shabbat…..It was published in Sleepers Almanac no. 7. 2011.‘
What I especially liked about the articles apart from the humorous situations relating to trying not to break ‘Shabbat , was how the sights, smells and sounds of Melbourne; the place I miss so dearly came streaming back into my consciousness like I had never left.
I am looking forward to the release of Eli’s debut novel. Good luck Eli!