8 2021

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me with author Bess Kalb

12:00PM - 1:00PM  


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Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. As part of the Simon Family JCC’s Book Club Series.


Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life.


Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them. And Bobby was with every step of the way as Bess grew up in New York and entered the rough-and-tumble world of L.A. television.  She was the light of Bess's childhood and her fiercest supporter, giving Bess unequivocal love, even if sometimes of the toughest kind, and shared her most valuable wisdom.



For more information or register for this event by visiting https://ujft.salsalabs.org/BFBessKalbNobodywilltellyou