A Times Book of the Year 2021
David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He is a comedian, television writer, columnist and author of three previous novels, of which the most recent is The Secret Purposes.
'Jews Don't Count is a supreme piece of reasoning and
passionate, yet controlled, argument. From his first sentence, the
energy, force and conviction of Baddiel's writing and thinking will
transfix you...as readable as an airport thriller...a
'I don't think I have ever been so grateful to anyone for
writing a book. Baddiel's Jews Don't Count is incisive, urgent,
surprisingly funny and short. It's also a beautiful piece of
publishing. It needs to be read'
'Brilliant, furious, uncomfortable, funny. Essential
'I'm about a quarter of the way into this thus far and it's very
well argued and written. It's a book you know the author HAD to
write, and those are the best books'
'I only big up work I really believe is good and this is
extra-ordinarily good. And important'
'This is brilliant - funny and furious, mostly at the same
'A convincing and devastating charge sheet' Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times
'It is so gripping - I read it in a single sitting' Stephen Bush, The Times
'A fascinating book, I urge you to read it' Piers Morgan
'I really think it's a great book ... the real triumph is its tone, its straightforwardness, and its spectacular tact and wit' Adam Phillips, author of Monogamy
'this short and powerful book shows, with remarkable humanity and humour, that no contemporary conversation about racism is complete without confronting antisemitism. An essential read - and a compulsory one too, if I had my way.' Sathnam Sanghera
'Funny, complex and intellectually satisfying - a really good piece of work' Frankie Boyle
'Just so brilliantly argued and written, I was completely swept along' Hadley Freeman
'David Baddiel is a brilliant thinker and writer. Even when I disagree with him - especially when I disagree with him - I feel profound gratitude for his intellectual and moral clarity. This is a brave and necessary book.' Jonathan Safran Foer