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Jews Don’t Count

by David Baddiel

Audiobooks of the Month Biography / Autobiography The Real World

LoveReading View on Jews Don’t Count

If you’ve been anywhere near a TV, a comedy club or a radio over the last 30 years you will know of David Baddiel, comedian, columnist, novelist and – lest we forget – co-writer of the “Three Lions on a Shirt” football anthem. He is a man with hinterland, who says what he thinks and really thinks about what he says.

Never was this truer than with his powerful and important “Jews Don’t Count”, by which Baddiel means “as a real minority” and he brings an abundance of examples and observations to his argument.

In this short and searingly heartfelt polemic, Baddiel unpicks the original racism - anti-Semitism - and analyses why, and how, Jews are still cast in the dual roles as thieving and deceitful and at the same time powerful, rich and ultimately privileged.

Seasoned with humour and leavened with Baddiel’s very personal perspective and style, his argument is made all the more persuasive with straightforward prose that makes this as eminently readable as it is hugely important.

At heart he asks the question “Do you think of Jews as part of the BAME community?” By the time you’ve finished reading this, Baddiel will have convinced you that you should.


The LoveReading LitFest invited David Baddiel to the festival to talk about Jews Don't Count.

You can view the event by subscribing to the LitFest programme for as little as £6 per month - or you can pay per view. For just £2, go, see David in conversation with Julia Wheeler and find out why everyone should read this book.

Check out a preview of the event here

Paul Blezard

Jews Don’t Count Synopsis

Jews Don’t Count is a book for people who consider themselves on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.

It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of close reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti-Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority: and why they should.

Jews Don’t Count Press Reviews

‘That rarest of things, an apparent ‘must read’ that turns out to be actual must read. Brilliant stuff.’ ADAM KAY

‘a masterpiece.’ STEPHEN FRY

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ISBN: 9780008399504
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: TLS Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008399504
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: David Baddiel
Publisher: TLS Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,

About David Baddiel

David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. An accomplished comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter, David Baddiel returned to stand-up comedy in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show, Fame: Not The Musical. In June 2016 David Baddiel’s first children’s novel, The Parent Agency won the LOLLIE award for ‘best laugh out loud book for 9-13 year olds’ and is currently developed into a feature film by Fox 2000, written and produced by David himself, alongside Academy Award and BAFTA winning producer Ruth Kenley-Letts. David subsequently published further children&...

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