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Myra Chanin


BSR Contributor Since January 18, 2013

Myra Chanin is a humorist and cookbook author who lives in New York.

Myra Chanin, aka Mother Wonderful, has been called a cross between Julia Child and Woody Allen-- unfortunately not by either one of them yet.

Actually, she’s funnier than Julia Child— now in butterfat heaven— and she cooks better than Woody Allen, alive or dead, ever did or will.

She’s also the author of several Mother Wonderful Books, the name a former suitor dubbed her Philadelphia cheesecake business which produced a cookbook which produced appearances on Oprah, Charlie Rose, Maury Povich and Hour Magazine.

In New York, after a few stints on the Joey Reynolds all-night radio show, she became his talent booker, part time sidekick, surrogate mother as well as the manipulative Bubby of Joey’s dysfunctional Friday Night Jewish Hour family. She now writes for several web publications and is working on a novel about her husband’s family, which Alvin, that long-suffering saint, is praying will be published posthumously.

To view her books, click here.

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Let’s hear it for the boy: A terra cotta figure of Priapus from Ephesus.

Considering Clone-a-Willy

The perfect gift for the narcissistic males in your life

Everything old is new again — like souvenir penis replicas.
Myra Chanin

Myra Chanin

Essays 3 minute read
O’Reilly as Captain Jack: A fate he deserves?

Irish Rep’s ‘Juno and the Paycock’ in New York

The boil on the Boyles

The seductive Sean O’Casey masterpiece, Juno and the Paycock, runs the gamut from hilarity to heartbreak in a milieu constricted by both financial and emotional poverty, as well as suppressed rage at the insignificance of Irish lives as filtered through church-influenced godly standards of purity.
Myra Chanin

Myra Chanin

Articles 3 minute read
Would you buy a used dreamhouse from this woman?

Barbara Streisand’s comeuppance

A Streisand hit, without Streisand

Playwright Jonathan Tolins has transformed the most narcissistic book ever written into a comic masterpiece.
Myra Chanin

Myra Chanin

Articles 5 minute read